How to Backup Locked iPhone Data to a Computer
Can I backup locked iPhone data?
I didn't use my iPhone 4 for a long time since I got my iPhone 5. Now I forgot the screen password. But I don't want to lose all data on it. Is there any way that I can backup the locked iPhone data?
It's not difficult to backup data on locked iPhone. What you need is an iPhone data recovery tool: Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows), or Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac), the world's first iPhone data recovery software. You can use it to recover data from locked iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. The data you can backup contains messages, contacts, photos, video, notes, call logs, calendars and so forth.
Download the trail version below for free to have a try.
Backup data on locked iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS
Now, let's use the Windows version to backup locked iPhone data. For Mac users, you also can back up data on your locked iPhone in a similar way. Just take a try.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer
Run the program after installing it on your computer. Connect your device to the computer, and then you'll get the window as follows.
If you use iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS, you can enter an "Advanced Mode“ by clicking on the blue button at the lower-right corner of the primary window. Then you'll see the window below.
Step 2. Scan your locked iPhone for data on it
For iPhone 5S/5C/5/4S users, you can click the "Start Scan", and then the program will automatically scan your iPhone for data on it. The scan will take you a little while. During the scan, you can preview those founf data in the scan result.
If you use iPhone 4/3GS, you need to follow the way below to enter the device's scanning mode before the scan. After it, the program will automatically begin scanning your iPhone.
1. Hold your iPhone and click the "Start" button.
2. Pressing Power and Home buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds.
3. After 10 seconds, release the Power button, but keep holding Home for another 15 seconds.
Step 3. Preview and backup data on your locked iPhone
After the scan, you can preview all data on your iPhone in the scan result. Check them all one by one and click "Recover" to save them on your computer with one click. Now you've successfully recovered locked iPhone data.
Note: The data found here contains those deleted recently and those currently existing on your iPhone. You can use the button on the top to separate them: Only display the deleted items, if you have such a need.
Nomally, you can't access any iPhone without the lock passcode. However, this is what happend before iOS 7.1.1. Recently, a new exploit has been discovered in iOS 7.1.1that you can access the full contacts list, make a call, send an email or text a message by chatting with Siri. How can you do it?
Step 1. Call up Siri and give a single-word command like "call", "text" or "email".
Step 2. Siri will ask you to specify who you want to speak to. Then you can tap to edit your previous command, like "call a".
Step 3. After receiving it, Siri will give you all contacts containing an "a" and an option of "Other...".
Step 4. Now you can tap the option of "Other..." to access your full contacts list.
Step 5. You can make a call to anyone you want now.
This is a good choice to access the contacts information from a locked iPhone under an emergence, but it's still limited. If you try to backup all data on your locked iPhone, the solution above is the best. You can use Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) or Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) to have a try.
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