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How to Fix and Recover Data from a Water Damaged iPad

Water is usually a death sentence for electronic devices. There are a number of ways water can get into your iPad device. It might be dropped directly into water or splashed by a drink, Very damp environments such as steam rooms or a sweaty pocket can also cause droplets to form in the connector port. So how to fix a water damaged iPad? And how to recover data from a water damaged iPad? Read on and you’ll get the answer.

How to fix a water damaged iPad

Water and electronics don’t go together. It seems obvious, but there are many people who quickly shake the water off their device then turn it back on. This is the worst thing you can do with a wet iPad or iPhone. Even if you’ve rubbed it down with a towel and blown inside the connector port, there will still be water inside the device that’s trickled in from numerous sources. At room temperature it will take days for the water inside to evaporate. The most efficient way to dry a wet device is to place it in a sealed container with silica gel packets. These are the same gels you find packaged with most large electrical devices. They typically come in small paper sachets. If you don’t have gel packets to hand, then white rice has been known to work. It’s highly advisable to leave the device encased in rice for 24 hours, before repeating the process with a second portion of rice. Be patient, the longer you can leave the device to dry the more likely it will still work when it’s turned back on.

How to recover data from a water damaged iPad

Lost data? Don’t hurry to do repair if it can’t work normally, even can’t start, unless you’ve backed up your iPad with iTunes before. Otherwise, the first thing you need to do is to back up your data. How can we back up the data on a water damaged iPad? With a third-party tool, you can easily extract the backup and handle it by yourself.

Wondershare Dr.Fone for Mac or Wondershare Dr.Fone for Windows is a kind of the iOS Data Recovery tool. You can use it to recover data directly from water damaged iPad as well as recover data by extracting iTunes backup file.

Step 1. Connect your water damaged iPad to computer, select the recovery modes(3 modes to choose from: from your device, iTunes or iCloud backup).

Step 2. Scan your water damaged iPad and preview all data one by one in the scan result.
Step 3. Select items individually or restore everything from iCloud or iOS device.