How to Trust Computer on iPhone with Broken Screen in 2021

"I have broken my iPhone and have pictures on the phone that I want to keep. Trying to connect it to a computer that it has never been connected to. I need to press Trust on the phone. But I can not do it because the screen is dark, broken. Can I somehone past this trust step? Thanks for any help!"

Is it possible to trust computer on iPhone when the screen is total broken? This is what most iPhone users will experience. If your iPhone or iPad's screen is badly damaged, you won't be able to interact with the display properly. As a result, you are unable to trust computer on your phone to backup data, restore a backup or even the device throught iTunes. Well, don't panic, this article will introduce detailed information for this issue and show you how to trust computer on iPhone with broken screen.

Part 1. Is It Possible to Trust Computer on iPhone with Totally Broken Screen

The answer is actually NO. It is absolutely impossible to trust computer on iPhone with totally broken screen since the display does not respond. When the screen is broken, you will not have access to click on any option on the home screen, let alone click trust button on iPhone. It is urgent to access and recover data from the broken iPhone before you take the device to Apple store to get it repaired. Read on to get what you want to know.

Part 2. How to Recover Data from iPhone with Broken Screen

If you have made a backup of your iPhone before the screen was broken, you can rely on third-party recovery software like FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery (supports iOS 14) to extract and recover data from iTunes/iCloud backup. This iPhone Backup Extractor enables you to recover a variety of different data types from backup without any hassle, including photos, videos, contacts, messages, call logs, notes, WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, voice memos, voicemails, etc. You're allowed to preview all files before recovery and selectively recover the data you need only. It is able to access backups of all iOS devices, including the latest iPhone 12, iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12 Pro (Max).


Option 1. Recover Data from Broken iPhone via iTunes Backup

If you have synced iPhone with iTunes, the iTunes backup files will be saved on your computer's hard drive which is unreadable. Unless you have deleted them, the iTunes backups will always be there. You can use FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery to access, scan and recover datafrom iTunes backup.

Step 1. Download, install and run the iTunes Backup Extractor on your computer, select "Recover Data from iTunes Backup" from the main interface displayed below.

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Step 2. All the iTunes backup files on your computer will be listed. Select any iTunes backup file that may contain the data you want and click "Next" to scan the files under the backup.

select itunes backup

Step 3. After that, choose the data types that you want to scan and recover, then click on "Scan" to begin scanning.

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Step 4. After the deep scan, the preview of the whole iTunes backup data will be displayed on this interface. You can click each data type to check for the details. You can also click on "Recover to PC" to store these file on computer.

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Option 2. Recover Data from Broken iPhone via iCloud Backup

In case of data loss, Apple provides iOS users with several cloud storage services to regularly back up data from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, such as  Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, etc. Bear in mind to check these cloud storage tools from the official site for important information if you have no access to your broken iPhone anymore. If you find it complicated, you can also use the FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery introduced above to check lost data from iCloud backup.

Step 1. Select "Recover Data from iCloud" option from the home interface, the program will prompt you to sign in iCloud with iCloud account information.

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Step 2. After verifying and signing in to iCloud, all the iCloud backup files saved on the iCloud storage will be listed. Select the data types and click on "Download" button.

select icloud file types

Step 3. Select one iCloud backup that contains the data you want to recover and click on "Scan" button.

select icloud backup

Step 4. After the scanning process, select what you want to save and click "Recover to PC" to export the selected data to computer.

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Part 3. Backup/Recover Data If Your Broken iPhone Have Trusted a Computer Before

You're lucky if you have trusted a computer before your iPhone/iPad screen is broken. In such situation, you can simply connect your broken phone to the trusted computer and use FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery to backup and recover data. With this powerful tool, you can easily get all data off the broken iPhone to your computer and save them in readable formats.

Here's how to backup & recover data from iPhone with broken screen

Step 1. Launch FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery and choose "Recover Data from iOS Devices". Then connect your broken iPhone to the computer and wait for the program to detect it.

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Step 2. Once your iPhone is recognized, select the data types you would like to recover and click on "Scan" to begin scanning the device.

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Step 3. After scanning, all scanned files will be listed by category. Preview the files and choose what you need, then click "Recover to PC" to save them to computer.

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By Edwin J. Parke

Posted on May 05, 2018, 15:29:05

As a professional writer who is interested in technology, Edwin J. Parke has helped thousands of users by offering various tips to solve their problems.