How to Backup & Recover Data from Broken iPhone 8/X/7/6S

December 12 2017 02:52 am/ Post By Yoli Software to iOS Recovery

"I accidentally dropped my new iPhone 7 plus on the floor. This big mistake makes the touch screen smashed. I even don't have a chance to back it up. Anyone can tell me what should I do to access files on my broken iPhone?"

Many iPhone users meet the same problem as above. Accidents always happen without caution. You may feel heartache after your iPhone screen is broken. And the most eager thing to do after that is to get the vital data off your broken iPhone and do a backup if possible. In this post, you can get the efficient ways to recover data from broken iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, 7, 7 Plus, SE, 6, 6S, 6S Plus, 6 Plus, 5S, 5C, iPad Pro, iPad Mini4, iPad Air, etc. 


Method 1: Recover Photos, Contacts and More Data from Broken iPhone

Supposed that your iDevice could still be recognized by computer, or you have been making an iTunes or iCloud backup regularly, you will be advised to use Yolisoft iPhone Data Recovery to extract and backup data from iPhone with broken screen. This method works even if your phone screen is totally smashed or cracked.

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File types you can get access: photos, videos, call history, contacts, calendars, reminders, notes, voice memos, voicemail, messages, safari bookmark, WhatsApp & Viber chats, music, etc.

Steps to Retrieve Data from iPhone with Broken Screen

  1. Run the software, connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer you trusted. Select a recovery mode in Data Recovery.

  2. Start the scan of your iDevice or iTunes/iCloud backup file.

  3. Preview the scan result. Tick the files you want, then save them to computer as backup in various formats.



  • If your iPhone is broken with iOS system, you can also use this toolkit for iOS to get it repaired.

  • If you have connected your iPhone to a Bluetooth keyboard before, you can use it to enter the passcode instead of entering it on a broken screen.

Method 2: Get Pictures, Messages, Notes, etc Off Broken iPhone via Cloud Server

You can backup some certain kinds of data on your iPhone to some cloud server in daily use, featured ones like Dropbox, Google Drive, and iCloud. In case you needed the data one day, you can download them. Here we take Dropbox as an example to show you how to get your data. 

  1. Visit Dropbox via:

  2. Sign in with your account.

  3. From all the backup folders, select the ones you need.

  4. Hit the ellipsis icon on the right of the folder's name, then hit Download.

  5. The folder(s) will be downloaded to your computer as ZIP file(s). You can view the contents in the folder(s) after decompression.