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How to Get Photos Out of Locked iPhone (2022 Update)

It is really a bad experience if your iPhone is locked for no reason. What’s worse, you may have taken a vacation recently and saved plenty of photos of your loved ones and suddenly your iPhone is locked. It is of great of importance to recover photos from locked iPhone before resetting the device. There are a great many third-party applications online to recover data from a locked iPhone, but most of them are not reliable and may affect your iPhone data.

FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery is especially designed to recover data from an iPhone/iPad whenever it is locked or unlocked. Not only the photos, your text messages, videos, notes, voice memo, contacts, call history, WhatsApp messages, Kik messages, safari history, and other data could also be retrieved from your locked iPhone.


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Note: This free iPhone Data Recovery offers 3 quick recovery modes to recover the iPhone data. Since your iPhone is locked, you can choose the recovery mode of recover from iTunes backup and recover from iCloud backup with this program.

Part 1. Recover Photos from Locked iPhone via iTunes Backup

Step 1. Download Software on Computer

Click the download button above to install the free iPhone Recovery on the computer. Open it and choose ‘iPhone Data Recovery’. Here will be three recovery options listed on the left sidebar. Select ‘Recover from iTunes Backup’.

select iphone data recovery

Step 2. Choose iTunes Backup

If you have ever backed up your iPhone with iTunes before, the iTunes backup files will be detected and showed as the screenshot below. Choose one iTunes backup that saved the photos and click ‘Next’ button.

select an itunes backup

Step 3. Analyze and Recover Photos

When the scanning is finished, all the data backed up in the iTunes before will be displayed in categories. If you need to get back photos, you can hit ‘Photos’ on the category to view all photos one by one. Then you can select the photos you want or select all photos and click ‘Recover’ to save these photos on your computer.

recover iphone photos from itunes

Part 2. Get Photos out of Locked iPhone via iCloud Backup

If you have turned on ‘iCloud backup feature on iPhone settings, iCloud server will automatically back up your iPhone photos. So you can read the steps below to extract photos from your iCloud backup.

Step 1. Enter iCloud Credentials

Install the free iPhone Data Recovery on your PC, select ‘iPhone Data Recovery’ then choose ‘Recover from iCloud Backup’ on the software’s window. The program will require you to enter the iCloud ID and password to sign in to your iCloud account. You don’t need to worry that your iCloud account will be disclosed as we will never keep any of your account information.

log in to icloud

Step 2. Choose an iCloud Backup

When you have successfully signed in, a list of iCloud backup files will be listed. Check each iCloud backup and choose one that contains your photos (usually the latest iCloud backup) then choose ‘Photos’ from the data types. It will save you much time to download the iCloud backup.

choose an icloud backup

Step 3. Download and Recover Photos from iCloud Backup

You may need to wait for a few minutes for the downloading process to complete. After the download is completed, the photos will be readable and be displayed like the screenshot below. Still, you can preview the photos first then tap on ‘Recover’ to extract the photos.

recover photos from icloud

After reading this post, you may get the importance to regularly back up iPhone with iTunes or iCloud backup in case your iPhone is stolen, missed or locked. Or you can also choose to export iPhone data to computer with this FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery for backup.

Joan J. Mims

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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