How to Backup Data on Locked iPhone 4/3GS by Apple iPhone Recovery

How to Backup Data on Locked iPhone 4/3GS? What should I do as I forgot my iPhone screen lock password?

Have you ever encounter the situation that you forgot the password of your iPhone 4 or iPhone 3GS and unluckily the lock button was broken meanwhile? What’s worse, you were about to demonstrate your report which was in the iPhone only! At that time, you may need a program to help you get the data from your iPhone 4/3GS. Now, we have developed the magical software – Wondershare Dr.Fone (for Windows and Mac users)– to help you. You don’t need to worry about the abnormal condition any more.

Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS is a software designed to help you get your data from your iPhone without iTunes. You can access your data in some emergency with the assistance of Wondershare Dr.Fone, which also works perfect with iPhone4 and iPhone 3GS and it’s a powerful iPhone Data Recovery software.

The specific Wondershare Dr.Fone for Win (Dr.Fone for Mac users) is not only designed for windows users, but also works with your iPhone and iPhone 3GS perfectly. You can access you iPhone, preview and recover contacts, photos, videos and many other data on it without iTunes with the help of such a program. You must want to know how to use the magic software, right? Now, I will show you the way to use it. Please be relieved that the software is easy to operate.

Firstly, you can download a free trial version of this Apple iPhone Data Recovery software to have a try in advance. After download it, please install the program and launch it.

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Then, you can follow the steps bellow to do the Apple iPhone backup on a locked iPhone 3GS/4 without iTunes.

Step 1. You should connect your iPhone to computer with a data line at the first step. After connect your iPhone to computer, you’ll get the interface as follow.

You will get the interface as below once your iPhone is detected.

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Step 2. After the connection, you need to enter the DFU mode before you find data in your iPhone. As long as you access the DFU mode of your iPhone, you don’t need to unlock iphone 4 to get your data back. Just suit you down to the ground, right? So no need to worry about you forgot your iPhone screen lock password.

The way to enter the DFU mode:

  • 1.Hold your iPhone and then click the “Start” button.
  • 2.Hold “Power” and “Home” button at the same time for exact ten seconds.
  • 3.After it, you can release the “Power” button, but please keep holding “Home” 10 seconds more.

The software will inform you when you enter the DFU mode and it will scan your iPhone automatically.

Step 3. when the scan completes, all the data in your iPhone will be displayed on your computer in categories, you can preview them before choose those data you want and save them on your computer with the button “Recover”.


In addition, as the data deleted days ago also appear in the categories, you can choose to scan these data by sliding the button “Only display the deleted items” in the button.

The Apple iPhone backup software – Wondershare Dr.Fone for Windows (for Mac users) is your good partner to make iPhone 4 recovery in your work or daily life. With its help, you don’t need to worry about the password any more!

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