When iPhone stuck at recovery mode, how to save data
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As you have learned from the last article, recovery mode is commonly used to fix upgrade or
restore problems. However, some users reported that when they attempted to fix problems with
recovery mode, they got a new problem: the iOS device was stuck into recovery mode. So this
article will be about how to get your iOS device out of recovery mode. Furthermore, we'll cover
the tips to save data when device is stuck in recovery mode.
Part 1: How to Get Out of Recovery Mode
There are two ways to exit recovery mode when your iPhone/iPad/iPod gets stuck: get rid of the
recovery mode manually or via iTunes.
1. Get Out of Recovery Mode Manually
Step 1. Press and hold the "Home" and "Power" button at the same time until the device shuts off
Step 2. Release the "Power" button but keep holding the "Home" button for about 10 seconds.
Step 3. Release the "Home" and then press the "Power" button to restart your iOS device.
Your device should be back to normal now. You can then set up the device.
2. Get Out of Recovery Mode via iTunes
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer via lightning cable.
Step 2. Then open iTunes. After iTunes detects your iPhone, you'll see the message saying that
your iPhone is in recovery mode and you need to restore it. Click "OK"to restore it.
Step 3. iTunes will then begin to restore your device to factory state. You can get back the data if
you have a backup.
If you don't get the message saying your device is in recovery mode, please power off your
iPhone by pressing the "Power"button until the screen becomes dark. Then press the
"Home"button. When the phone is on, keep pressing the "Home"button until the message pops up
Part 2: How to Save Data If Device Stuck at Recovery Mode
After exiting the recovery mode, all contents in your device are wiped out. If you don't want to
lose precious photos, messages, contacts and other data on your device, use FonePaw iPhone Data
Recovery to save the data on computer.
1. Save Data From iTunes Backup
Step 1. Launch FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery on your computer and choose "Recover from
iTunes Backup File”.
Step 2. From the iTunes backups on your computer, choose the most recent one according to the
date. Then click "Start Scan" to scan the backup file.
Step 3. The scanning could take a while depending on the size of the backup file. After the
scanning, you could see that the data of your device is organized in different folders. Tick the
blank beside the name of your device and click "Restore" button to save all data on your computer.
Make sure you have made backups via iTunes on your computer.
You can also select part of the data to recover. Just tick the data you need and click "Recover”.
2. Save Data From iCloud Backup
Step 1. On the FonePaw program, choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File”. And sign in with
your Apple ID and password.
Step 2. Select the most recent backup file to recover. Click the "Download" button, there'll be
pop-up window to allow you to select file types to save on your computer. You may tick "Select
All" to save all data.
Step 3. Wait for the download to complete. Then click "Recover" button on the bottom right
corner to save the data.
If the information of the data is displayed in red, this means that the data has been deleted from the
Part 3: How to Transfer Data You Have Saved from PC to Device
FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery will save your data on computer. Therefore, if you want the data
back to your device, you can use other tool - FonePaw iOS Transfer to transfer the data from PC to
your iOS device in several click. Just connect your device to the program, add the files from PC to
the program, and transfer the date to the device.