How to Restore WeChat Messages from Water Damaged iPhone (iPhone 7 included)

restore-wechat-messages-from-water-damaged-iphone“I bring my iPhone to the bathroom and forget to take it out. When I finish having bath, it is horrible find that my iPhone was water damaged. OMG! What’s wrong about my WeChat Messages which included some important password. Can I restore WeChat Messages from Water Damaged iPhone?”

One of the most terrible reasons that cause your iPhone damaged is your iPhone drop into sea, bath or toilet. Once your iPhone is water damaged, you may suffer from the trouble of lost data. In this post, we will give you some tips about how to fix the water-damaged iPhone and show you how to restore WeChat messages from water damaged iPhone, including the newly iPhone 7.

Part 1. Tips about How to Fix Water-Damaged iPhone

Step 1. Get the iPhone out of the water( lake/bidet/soup).

Step 2. Turn it off. Press and hold the sleep/wake button and “slide to power off”. If your device turned off once you dropped it into the water, avoid turning it on.

Step 3. Remove cables were connected to your iPhone and remove the case if you are using one.

Step 4. Dry the exterior and the interior of your device.

Step 5. Take the SIM card out and remove the battery if you know how to do it.

Step 6. Take a plastic storage bag or a bowl, fill it with silica-gel packets or uncooked rice, and place your iPhone in it. Make sure that the water damaged iPhone is completely covered. Leave your iPhone in the bowl or plastic bag for 24-48 to dry your device.

If these tips can not help you fix your water damaged iPhone, take your device to the Apple Store or one of the service centers.


There are something you must keep in mind that you can not do when your iPhone drop in to water.

-Don’t use your iPhone right away

-Don’t use the hair dryer to dry your iPhone. It can cause the damage to iPhone components.

-Don’t try to charge your device

-Don’t attach any accessories

Part 2. How to Restore WeChat Messages from Water Damaged iPhone

When the iPhone gets dry, you can try to turn it on. If your iPhone could run smoothly you will not have the trouble to access the WeChat Messages in your water-damaged iPhone. But if there is something wrong with your iPhone. You may need the iPhone WeChat Messages recovery tool to help you restore all of the Messages in WeChat from water-damaged iPhone. We suggest you to use iRefone.

iRefone or iRefone for Mac is the professional iOS data recovery software to help you recover lost data directly from iOS devices or extract data from iTunes and iCloud backup. It supports to recover up to 16+ kinds of data in your iPhone, iPad and iPod. Messages, Contacts, Notes, WhatsApp, WeChat are all included. Here we will work you the ways to restore WeChat Messages from water damaged iPhone.

Download and install iRefone first to begin to the recovery process.

Method 1: Restore WeChat Messages directly from Water-damaged iPhone

If your iPhone still can work but there is something wrong with the screen, you could extract WeChat Messages directly from the water damaged iPhone with iRefone.

Step 1: Run iRefone and connect iPhone with computer. Click on “Start” button.

Step 2: Then it will bring you to a interface to ask you choose the data you want to scan. Choose “WeChat Messages” and the software will automatically scan and analysis your iPhone when you click on it.

Step 3: When the scanning is finished. All of the WeChat Messages of your WeChat will be displayed. Select these chat history you need and click on “Recover to PC” to save these data on your computer.

If your iPhone is totally damaged by water and you luckily have iTunes or iCloud backup, you could use iRefone to extract WeChat Messages from iTunes or iCloud backup. Below are the steps of these two methods

Method 2: Restore WeChat Messages in Water-damaged iPhone from iTunes Backup

Step 1: Launch iRefone and choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” as the recovery mode. All of the iTunes backup files which you have ever synced with iTunes on this computer will be automatically found and listed in the software. Click “Select” or double click the backup you need to access the data interface.

Step 2: Choose the WeChat Messages you want to scan and recover. Click the icon to start the scanning.

Step 3: When the scanning is finished, preview the WeChat Messages in your iTunes backup and pick out these data you need to save on your computer. Click “Recover to PC” to choose the store folder.

Method 3: Recover WeChat Messages in Water-damaged iPhone from iCloud Backup

Step 1: Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” to recover WeChat Messages. Sign in your iCloud account with Apple ID and passcode.

Step 2: Choose the data you want to recover in your WeChat. This process will reduce the time of downloading. The less data you choose, the less time wait for the downloading.

Step 3: When the downloading process is stopped, you can click the icon of WeChat Messages you need in your iCloud backup file.

Step 4: You could preview all of your WeChat Messages in iCloud backup. Select these messages you need to backup them on your computer.

These are the ways for you to restore WeChat Messages in water damaged iPhone( iPhone 7 is included). iRefone is the best tool to guard and rescue the data on your iOS devices. No matter what reasons that cause you lost data on your iPhone, iPad or iPod, you could use iRefone to have a try to check if it could help you recover lost data. Download it now and let us know your trouble. We will try our best to help you.

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