Method 3: Recover Photos from Disabled iPhone via iCloud Photos
The first two methods require a USB connection to the computer which will fail when this iPhone is locked or disabled for more than 1 hour. 4uKey and iTunes cannot help you recover the photos.
In this case, let’s turn to iCloud Photos for help.
On iCloud settings, there’s this Sync this iPhone option. Once it’s activated, iCloud will start to share all photos stored on the Photos app with all the other Apple devices that have been logged into the same iCloud account.
That means you can find photos of the disabled iPhone from another iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac.
What you need to do next is to log in to your Apple account on another iPhone, iPad, or Mac.
When iCloud asks you to verify the login by entering a code that’s sent to the disabled iPhone, you can try to get the digits via a phone number or email. Tap on Didn’t get a code and ask Apple to resend the digits.
After the login, check the Photos app and wait till all photos are synced.
Method 4: Recover Photos from Disabled iPhone With iCloud Backup
To many people’s surprise, iCloud will start to back up your iPhone photos and other data automatically.
When we purchase a new iPhone and run through the setup process, the device prompts us to sign in to an iCloud account. It will asks you to create one if you don’t have any.
And the auto backup of iCloud will start to function once the login is done. You won’t have to click a button or do any other settings, iCloud will save the data to the cloud storage every time you:
- Charge the iPhone;
- Connect it to a Wifi network;
- And lock the iPhone.
So, if your iPhone is disabled and you’re worried about the photos and other data, try to do any of the above actions. iCloud will save the data.
Tip: Check And Extract Photos from iCloud Backup
However, we can’t say for certain that iCloud will definitely back up all the photos even if you try to charge or connect the disabled iPhone to Wifi.
To make sure you won’t lose precious photos, try to check the iCloud backup files via a professional checker: echoshare iPhone Data Recovery.
Step 1: Download it and launch the program.
Step 2: Sign in to your iCloud account on the Recover from iCloud Backup tab.
Step 3: Start to unzip the iCloud backup files.
Step 4: Browse the photos from the list and choose to recover.