How to Recover Data from Dead iPhone without Backup?

The following methods in this tutorial could help you recover data from dead iPhone without backup efficiently.


By Penny / Updated on May 29, 2023

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You won’t be able to use any data on your iPhone if it crashes. That means you need to recover data from dead iPhone with iCloud or iTunes backup. However, studies show that few users could make iCloud or iTunes backup regularly. Therefore, this tutorial offers you a practical solution to recover data from dead iPhone without backup.

Is it possible to recover data from dead iPhone without backup?

Generally speaking, if you have not backed up iPhone data, there is no way to recover data from dead iPhone. But the third-party data recovery tool makes it possible to scan dead iPhone for data recovery. Otherwise, it is impossible to recover data.

How to recover data from dead iPhone without backup?

If you cannot view data on your dead iPhone without backup, you’d better suspend any operation on the iPhone. After doing that, we can prevent permanent data loss due to operation errors. At this moment, iPhone data recovery software such as MyRecover for iOS is recommended for you to use.

This professional software ensures a high mobile data recovery success rate. It can recover lost different types of data including photos, videos, voice memos, contacts, and other data.

You're also allowed to scan all the data and restore selected iPhone data, which is more convenient than iCloud or iTunes backup. You can recover data from iPhone after factory reset moreover, it can support iPhone, iPhone Air, iPad mini, iPad Pro, iPod touch, and iPad.

Steps for data recovery from dead iPhone with MyRecover Assistant for iOS

There are two requirements for using MyRecover for iOS. The first case is that iPhone may be stuck in dead condition, but it can still be turned on. The second case is that iPhone has trusted the computer you want to utilize. 

If the above premises cannot be met, this software cannot work for you. Please skip to the next part to recover data from dead iPhones via backups.
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Step 1. Download and install AOMEO Data Recovery for iOS on your computer.


Step 2. Connect your iPhone to your PC with a lighting cable and run the software, then click “Scan Now”.


Step 3. Please be patient as the scanning procedure is determined by the size of your data. Then find the data you want and click “Recover”.


How to recover data from dead iPhone with backup?

We discussed how to recover data from dead iPhone without backup in the earlier story. That is a part of the story. What should you do if you've backed up your iPhone data? There are three methods for data recovery from dead iPhone with backups.

The three fixes are to recover data from iCloud backup,, and iTunes backup respectively. Following that, these three ways will be thoroughly detailed.

Method 1. Recover data from iCloud backup

If you have an iCloud backup on your dead iPhone, you will be able to recover data from dead iPhone.  Please note that your selected iCloud backup will replace all the existing data on your used iOS devices. If possible, please prepare another new iPhone.

Step 1. Click “Settings” > “General”  > “Transfer or Reset iPhone”/ “Reset” > “Erase All Content and settings”.


Step 2. Your iPhone will reboot, and you will need to follow the setup wizard to reset it. Select “Restore from iCloud Backup” when you get to the “Apps & Data” screen.


 Step 3. Sign in to your Apple ID and go to the iCloud backup list to find the backup that contains the deleted data.

Method 2. Recover data from

iCloud is a cloud storage service that is available to users. Signing in with your Apple ID allows you to access your data on, including Photos, Contacts, and other data. You could use iCloud to restore selective data to your iPhone as needed. Please note the following premises for this solution.

You have activated “Photos” and “Contacts” in “APPS USING iCloud”.
Another trustworthy iOS device can receive the verification code with the same Apple ID.
Please pay attention to the deleted data on is only accessible for 30 days.

Step 1. Sign in with your Apple ID at, then click “Account Settings”.


Step 2. Scroll down and go to “Advanced” > “Restore Files”.


Step 3. Select the file you’d like to recover and click “Restore”.

Method 3. Recover data from iTunes backup

You can also recover data from an iTunes backup if you have one.

Step 1. Run iTunes and connect your iPhone. Then click the “iPhone” icon on the left corner.

Step 2. Go to “Summary” > “Restore Backup”.


Step 3. Select the iTunes backup you want to restore from the backup list and click “Restore”.


Bonus tips: How to make iPhone backup easily?

Data loss is inconvenient because it costs users money or time. Customers may also meet challenges such as data recovery from dead iPhone.

This tutorial also shows you how to recover data from dead iPhone, whether you have a backup or not. MyRecover Assistant for iOS is an efficient solution to recover data from dead iPhone without backup. This software can recover your selective data and important WeChat data history.

FoneTool is capable of backing up and transferring your iPhone data regualrly. Firstly, you can create a full or partial iPhone backup or another iOS backup to save important data in safe places.

Secondly, this free backup and transfer software makes it simple to transfer iPhone data and free up iPhone storage. For instance, it merely takes a few simple clicks to transfer iPhone data through computers

All in all, after using these tools, you will no longer have to be concerned about data loss.

Penny · Editor
Penny works as an editor at AOMEI Technology, while she's a tester and editor for AOMEI Data Recovery Tools. She enjoys helping users with data recovery issues on Windows and iPhones using simple and practical solutions. Outside of work, she has a strong affection for pets, particularly giant pandas.