If you’ve bought a new iPhone 6 you’ll probably very aware that they bend and break (see http://www.dataclinic.co.uk/samsung-mobile-phone-repair-and-recovery/ for more details about what can go wrong with iPhones), and so it should be in your best interests to keep your phone safe and well looked after. Taking care with your phone is one of the best ways you can prevent data loss and needing to use mobile phone data recovery or mobile phone repair services to get your data back or fix your phone if you should have an accident with it.
One of the easiest ways to retrieve data from an iPhone is to connect the phone to your computer via the USB port. Once you’ve done this you can bring up iTunes and access your phone, or you can use non-Apple software to do it – just take a look on the net there are plenty available. Another way that doesn’t involve using iTunes is to email yourself the information you want. This is something I do frequently if I take a movie or some pictures on my phone that I want to keep – I access the file on my phone and then click the share button – this gives me several options of how I want to share my data – including email and I just put in my own email address and the file is sent to me. This is an easy and convenient way of taking data off my iPhone. But this is not so easy if the phone is not working.
Have you ever considered how you’d get the data from your mobile phone if it stopped working? Its only when our phones break that we realise how much data is on them and how indispensable they are. My phone has most of the contact details – email addresses and phone numbers of most of my friends and work colleagues. It also has my diary details in – events I am attending and appointments I am meant to be going to. Not only that it has some great pictures and movies, chats and App data that I don’t want to loose.
So how do you go about getting the data off a broken iPhone? You perhaps assume that the first thing to do is to repair the phone but this isn’t always necessary. If you click the link above you’ll see that there are another two options – JTAG and Chip Off. JTAG involves hooking the phone up to various electronic gizmo’s by using test points on the Apple iPhone PCB and reading the data from the phone. Test points are put on the PCB during iPhone development and are used to test handsets. Chip off is a more extreme form of iPhone data recovery where the iPhones memory chips are removed from the PCB and attached to a recovery computer that can read the contents of the chips and extract the data that was on the iPhone to the PC. These two methods of iPhone data recovery are probably the most common. Neither require the iPhone to be repaired but both require a good iPhone repair and recovery company – one that is skilled and has the expertise to perform the operation.