iPhone is Bricked
After the release of iOS 10, some iPhone users report that a few issues happen to their device after updating to the newest iOS version. “iOS 10 bricked my iPhone” is one phenomenon. When your iPhone is bricked, the device will get stuck in Recovery Mode or you are unable to turn it on, let alone use it. So, you may want to know how to fix a bricked iPhone and restore bricked iPhone data if data loss issue happens.
Generally speaking, you can reset your iPhone by holding both “Power” and “Home” buttons at the same time for 5 to 15 seconds or so until Apple logo appears. However, if your iPhone still can’t work as normal then, you need to restore it to factory settings. Besides, you can read this post: Want to Recover Data from A Bricked iPhone? Try This Tool to learn the detailed information of bricked iPhone and the subsequent work you may need to do.
Once you have to restore iPhone to factory settings, you will lose all the original data on it. If you want to retrieve data from bricked iPhone, you should know this software – MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS.
About This Software
MiniTool Mobile Recovery for iOS is a piece of dedicated iPhone data recovery software, which can be used to retrieve Photos, Messages, Contacts, Call History, Notes, Bookmarks, and more with its three recovery modules “Recover from iOS Device”, “Recover from iTunes Backup File” and “Recover from iCloud Backup File”. It has Windows version which can be used on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Mac version which can be used on Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10, 10.9, 10.8, 10.7 and 10.6.
Luckily, you can download and install its Free Edition to your computer to test its ability first.
If your iPhone has been restored to factory settings, you are unable to retrieve data from the device directly. But the rest two modules are practicable for this situation if there is an available iTunes or iCloud backup.
When and how to use these two recovery modules? You can read on to get the answers.
How to Restore Bricked iPhone Data from Backup
Way 1: Retrieve iPhone Data from iTunes Backup
Suppose that the iPhone data you want to recover is stored on your previous iTunes backup, you can use “Recover from iTunes Backup File” module to do bricked iPhone data recovery. And this module is also the first recommended way.
First of all, you should make these preparations: install iTunes software to your computer and make sure that the target iTunes backup file is stored on the PC.
Step 1: Open the software and enter its main interface. Then iTunes backup file will be displayed here with the “Name”, “Latest Backup Date” and “Serial Number”. Select the target one and click on “Scan” to continue.
Step 2: After finished scanning process, please enter the result interface. The types of recoverable data are listed left. For instance, if you want to recover lost photos, you can click on “Photos” from the list, and all the scanned photos will be listed right. You can preview them, select the ones you want to recover, and click on “Recover” button to choose a safe place to store them.
Way 2: Restore iPhone Data from iCloud Backup
You can also use “Recover from iCloud Backup File” module if your iPhone data is stored on the previous iCloud backup. However, you should know that due to the limitation of iCloud, this software can’t get iOS 9 and the latter version iCloud backup.
Step 1: Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup File” on the interface. Then, type in your Apple ID and Password; press on “Sign In” to continue.
Step 2: You will get a pop-out window as follows. Select the types of files you want to download and click on “Confirm” to continue.
Step 3: Then you can see the available iCloud backups on this interface. Choose the relative one, click on “DownLoad” and the next process is similar to step 2 of way 1, which will not be repeated here.
Tips: There are some functional limitations in Free Edition. For example, you can just recover one type of data each time. If you want to break these limitations, please upgrade to the advanced version from the official site.