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How to Backup Locked iPhone?

Many readers send us email to ask if they can backup locked iPhone data to computer. Sometimes, iPhone users may forget the passcode of their new passcode or they have an old iPhone and can’t remember the passcode. If you are one of them, just read this article, we will show you how to backup locked iPhone easily.

To use the method in this article, you need to make sure that you have synced your iPhone with your computer and the iTunes on your computer. In this way, when you backup the locked iPhone, you won’t be asked for the passcode, because you have already trust this computer.

We will use iPhone data recovery software to backup locked iPhone for you. It can scan your iPhone directly and find all the data on it. So you can easily backup the data you want to save on your computer. It can backup text messages, contacts, photos, videos, notes, call history, reminders and other data on your computer from iPhone.

Step 1. Run iPhone Data Recovery and Connect iPhone

Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable after you run the recovery software for iPhone. The software will automatically recognize your iPhone and show the name of your iPhone.

connect iPhone

Step 2. Scan iPhone to Backup

If you are using iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, you need to use the advanced mode to scan your iPhone. This scan mode will find more data for you. You need to follow the little guide on the interface to enter the scanning mode.

1. Click “Start” button.

2. Press and hold the “Home” and “Power” buttons at the same time for 10 seconds.

3. Release the “Power” button and keep holding the “Home” button for another 10 seconds.

enter scanning mode

Then you will successfully enter the scanning mode. The software will automatically begin to scanning your iPhone.

If you are using iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 4s, you can directly click “Scan” button and the software will scan your iPhone.

Step 3. Backup locked iPhone

Once the software finishes the scanning, you can see all the data in your iPhone listed on the interface. The software will list both existing and deleted data on your iPhone. So you can also backup the deleted data on your iPhone.

scan result

You can go to each type of data to find the data you want to backup and select them. After you select all the data you want to backup, just click “Recover” button. All the selected data will be recovered and backed up to your computer. If you want to backup all the data on your locked iPhone, you can directly click the “Recover” button. All the data on your locked iPhone will be backed up to your computer.

If after you click the “Scan” button and then the software let you enter the passcode of your iPhone, you can’t use this method to backup locked iPhone to your computer. If you have iCloud backup, you can use iPhone data recovery to restore iPhone from iCloud. In this way, you can also backup locked iPhone data to your computer.