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Tips and Tricks: How to Backup iPhone 7/7 Plus with Broken Screen

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2021-10-13 / Update for  Fix iPhone

Your iPhone 7/7 Plus has been dropped on the floor from a high place by accident, then the screen was broken? What a disaster! To cut loss in time, the first thing you need to do is to back up all the data on the broken iPhone. Now, in this article, we will share you with several simple yet effective ways to make a backup for iPhone 7/7 Plus with broken screen, and all these ways can also work well on iPhone 13/12/12 Pro Max/11/X, etc.

If Your iPhone has Never Trusted the Computer Before and Screen Touch is Unresponsive

If you have never connected your iPhone to your computer before, then when you connect the computer, you need to unlock your iPhone screen to trust it. However, some users' iPhone screens are completely unresponsive, which means that they cannot do anything on the screen thus cannot unlock iPhone.

If you're in this situation, the only effective method is to go to the Apple service center to get your screen fixed first. If you've once connected your iPhone to your Computer and trusted it or your screen is still responsive, then there are 2 methods to back up iPhone 7/7 Plus with broken screen in part 2.

If Your iPhone has Trusted Your Computer Before and Screen Touch is Responsive

There are 2 methods for you if you've once trusted your computer or your iPhone screen is still responsive. You can choose one from them. Let's see in detail.

Method 1: Back Up iPhone 7/7 Plus with Broken Screen via iTunes (Synced with iTunes before)

Normally, iTunes will automatically backup your device if you have enabled iTunes backups before. But if not, you can also backup data from iPhone 7/7 plus with broken screen manually using iTunes, here's how:

  • Step 1: Connect your device to your computer and launch iTunes.
  • Step 2: Click on the iPhone icon next to category dropdown menu located at the left side of iTunes Window, then hit Summary from the side bar and then choose "Back Up Now."
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  • Step 3: Hit Done when the backup process completed.
Note: Another prerequisite to backup iPhone /iPad with broken screen is that you have trusted your computer before. If not, you will be asked to enter the passcode and trust the computer. That is to say, if your iPhone screen was broken or damaged and you have never trusted your computer beforehand, this method obviously doesn't work for you.

Method 2: Back Up iPhone 7/7 Plus with Broken Screen Using Tenorshare iCareFone

Here is another option that comes to help you access the iPhone with broken screen for backup. Just try a professional third-party backup tool like Tenorshare iCareFone, which allows you to selectively backup data including contacts, messages, photos, and more from device in case of data loss, it can intelligently recognize and make a backup for your device in any situations even you did not trust your computer or your screen broken device has been protected with a passcode. Moreover, all the iOS system issue can be fixed using it without any data loss. Let's see how it works:

First off, make sure you have Tenorshare iCareFone downloaded and installed on your computer.

  • Step 1: Launch Tenorshare iCareFone and connect your iOS device to computer. Select "Backup & Restore" option from the main interface.
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  • Step 2: Here you are allowed to choose the file type for backup, then click "Backup" to move forward to the next step.
  • select file type
  • Step 3: Now choose those you need and then click "Restore to device" or "Export to PC" to save the backup data either on your iPhone or computer.
  • choose backup data

Within 3 steps only, you can successfully backup broken iPhone without iTunes. More importantly, if your device cannot be turned on after the screen has been cracked, that's may be caused by the problematic operating system, in this case, you can switch to another feature - Repair Operating System of Tenorshare iCareFone to have your operating system repaired and get it working again. For detailed instructions and steps, you can refer to Tenorshare iCareFone - The Best System Repair Tool for iPhone 7/7 Plus. Now, do not hesitate to get Tenorshare iCareFone soon and give it a free try!


We truly hope that your phone screen is intact, but if the screen is broken, we are here to offer you solutions. Get your iPhone fixed first if your iPhone screen is completely unresponsive. iTunes and iCareFone can be your choice if your iPhone screen is unresponsive or has once trusted your computer. Hope you can find this article helpful!

  Updated on 2021-10-13 / Update for  Fix iPhone

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