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How to Recover Photos from Dead or Broken iPhone in iOS 15

What causes the loss of iPhone photos may be the accidental deletion, the app crash or the reason that the iPhone is dead or broken, you have no access the iPhone data anymore. That iPhone is totally dead or broken may be the most serious cause of data loss. The iPhone won’t turn on and the memorable photos saved may get lost forever. Will you worry about that and wonder how to recover photos from dead iPhone? Try to use professional data recovery software to retrieve.

This kind of software is usually used to scan the photos saved on the iPhone to analyze and recover the lost photos. Generally speaking, more users tend to recover lost iPhone data with professional data recovery software for its flexibility and conveniences.

Part 1. What Should Be Noted If You Lost iPhone Photos

What’s more, the exports from mobile phone industry suggest users take advantage of iCloud to securely back up data on iPhone. Once the data get lost, log in to the iCloud to check the data required for recovery.

  • Stop using iPhone to take photos. Any new photos may overwrite original old photos.
  • Close Wifi or other Internet connection. Once the iPhone photos are lost or deleted, Wifi or internet connection should be turned off to prevent network data from destroying iPhone data. 
  • Do not restart iPhone. Reboot iPhone may not affect the data recovery, but it will affect the use of recovered files. 

Part 2. How to Recover Photos from Broken iPhone

In some cases, if the iPhone are not backed up in time with iCloud, a professional iPhone Data Recovery will be in need. What is available to you is this iPhone Data Recovery, which is powerful to selectively recover photos from iPhone directly and from iTunes/iCloud backup.

Brief Introduction of iPhone Data Recovery:

  • It supports to recover 20 + types of iPhone data, including photos, videos, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, WhatsApp messages, etc.
  • Free trial version is provided to preview the deeply scan results to verify whether it is useful for you.
  • It supports to recover deleted photos from without backup.

This iPhone Data Recovery software supports almost all models of iPhone, iPad, iPod touch. You can download it by clicking the button below and have it installed on the computer.


Step 1. Launch the right version of this software, select 'iPhone Data Recovery' on the homepage.

select iphone data recovery

Step 2. On the new Recovery interface, there are three recovery options available: 'Recover from iOS Device', 'Recover from iTunes Backup File', 'Recover from iCloud Backup File'. If your dead iPhone can still be recognized by computer, you need to select 'Recover from iOS Device'.

connect iphone to pc

Step 3. When the iPhone is connected with this software, click on 'Start Scan' and the software will automatically scan the iPhone data. When the scanning has been done, click Photos from the left side bar to view whether there are photos that you want to save. Then Click 'Recover' to export the selected photos to computer.

recover photos from broken iphone

Part 3. Recover Photos from Dead iPhone via iCloud

If your iPhone cannot be recognized by the computer, check the iCloud backup is another feasible option for you. To recover photos from iCloud backup, select 'Recover from iCloud Backup Files' from the recovery mode of iPhone Data Recovery.


Step 1. As you can see the windows as below, sign in to iCloud by entering the Apple ID and password.

log in to icloud

Step 2. After that, you can browse a list of iCloud backup files, choose one backup that may contain the photos of your dead iPhone and click 'Download' to download the iCloud backup file. The internet connection should be stable during the downloading process.

choose an icloud backup

Step 3. It will take for a few minutes. When the download process has been donw, the software will show you details of all the data in iCloud backup. You can preview each data type one by one or click 'Recover' to get them on PC.

recover photos from icloud

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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