Force phone to connect to Wi-Fi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by cal296, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. cal296 macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2014
    Hey, basically I've broke my iPhone 5 to the point of the screen not working but everything else is fine. I'm getting it replaced in a couple of days and the phone is set the to daily iCloud Backups. The last backup it did was 3 or 4 days ago and I need it to backup now or I need some way of getting photos off it while it is locked.

    I don't think the iPhone is connecting to Wi-Fi because I have restarted the phone and maybe it needs me to enter the passcode when it first boots up before it connects to Wi-Fi?

    If its on Wi-Fi I can get it to back up... Any ideas? Thanks
  2. viperGTS macrumors 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    If your phone is plugged in, locked, and connected to Wi-Fi, it should back up automatically.
  3. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    If the OP has had the device connected to a "trusted computer" just plugging the phone in should open the folder with all the images on it.

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