Dropped in water, screen is broken. Any way to mirror onto computer via usb?

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  1. dukeace2094 macrumors regular

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    I dropped my phone in an ice bath a few days ago... (dont even get me started as to how that happened). Anyways, everything is functional other than the screen, which isn't turning on. I have a temporary phone before the new iPhone comes out and was wondering if there was any way I could mirror my iPhone to my computer in the meantime. (getting texts, notifications, etc. would like to see). Airplay is not an option as I cant navigate my way without the screen. Touch panel however does work.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Sync with iTunes to create back up of device. When new one comes, hook up to your computer and just restore from back-up. Voila.
     
  3. Dustman macrumors 65816

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    you can get iMessages on your macbook through the app. Contacts on iCloud.com.
     
  4. dukeace2094 thread starter macrumors regular

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    There's no way to just mirror the device to my comp? I'd like to see the texts...
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Everything information and phone info pertaining is backed up... including texts.
     
  6. dukeace2094 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I understand that. I dont want to have to wait until September to see the texts I am getting now.
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Switch SIMs to another phone...
     
  8. sulpfiction macrumors 68030

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    Get a friends iPhone and mimic the approximate touches to navigate to AirPlay.
     
  9. dukeace2094 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That wouldnt work! I want to see texts that i have gotten....
     
  10. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    You can't then. Sorry. You are just going to have to wait.
     
  11. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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    Borrow a friend's phone. Back it up. Backup your phone and restore it to your friend's phone. Now read and take out what you need. Restore your friends backup. Done. :)
     
  12. stretchymantis macrumors newbie

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    Yes, you can!!!

    There are a few options available:

    iTools - Free; Connects via USB. After you start it up, click on 'Desktop' and then 'Live Preview'. Kinda choppy but it works. Windows only

    AirServer - Trial period then costs $$; Awesome framerate! Windows and MAC.

    Dongle - I think you can buy a physical dongle that connects directly into your monitor and/or TV.

    Good luck!
     
  13. madsci954 macrumors 68030

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    As an AirServer user, I highly recommend it. However, it may not help you here, as you have to switch on mirror mode from the phone. And if you can't see the screen, you can't activate mirror mode.

    The OP can try to navigate to turn it on, but you would be flying blind. The steps needed depend on what version of iOS on the phone.

    Edit: and I just realized this is a necro-thread.
     

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