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How to Fix iPhone Stuck on “Connect to iTunes”

As common as this error is, it can be quite debilitating to see it on your screen especially when you simply have no idea what to do about it. Some people will mistakenly think that their device is completely broken when they see this error. As this article will explain, nothing could be further from the truth.

This error does have a solution as we shall see very shortly. But before we jump to the solution, let's see exactly what it means when your iPhone stuck on "Connect to iTunes". And then we will take you to see how to fix iPhone stuck on "Connect to iTunes"

Part 1: What is iPhone stuck on "Connect to iTunes"?

iPhone stuck on "Connect to iTunes" is often an indicator that there is a problem with your firmware. It can also be a sign that your device is stuck in recovery mode or if you were jailbreaking the device it is in DFU mode. It sometimes occurs when you try to update your software so it is not usually something that you have done wrong.

You can easily get out of recovery mode by rebooting the iPhone although this rarely works. In case a manual reboot is not an option, your iPhone will need to be restored via iTunes. You just need to connect the iPhone to your PC and restore the firmware.This solution always works but it has one shortcoming; you will lose all your data and have to restore the latest iTunes backup. You can also restore iPhone without iTunes.

Part 2: How to fix iPhone stuck on "connect to iTunes"

While there are very many other solutions that can work toeliminate this problem, almost all of them will result in the loss of some or all of your data. This is not an ideal situation to be in if you don't have a recent backup and you had data that is valuable on your device. dr.fone - iOS System Recovery is a solution that is quite different in that it makes it very easy to fix an iPhone stuck on "Connect to iTunes" without compromising your data at all. Some of it most useful features include:

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  • Fix with various iOS system issues like recovery mode, white Apple logo, black screen, looping on start, etc.
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  • Work for all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
  • Fully compatible with Windows 10 or Mac 10.12, iOS 10.3

How to fix iPhone stuck on "Connect to iTunes" by dr.fone

Before we describe the steps to take to fix iPhone stuck on "Connect to iTunes", it is very important to note that if your device is jailbroken this process will updated it to a non-jailbroken status. If the iPhone is unlocked, this process will re-lock the device. dr.fone will also update the firmware to the latest iOS Version.

That said, follow these very simple steps to get your iPhone back to normal.

Step 1: Download and install dr.fone on your computer through the links above. Launch the program and then select "iOS System Recovery" from "More Tools" in the main window of dr.fone. Connect the iPhone to your PC via USB cables. Once the program has recognized the device, click on "Start" to move on to the next step.

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start to fix iPhone stuck on connect to iTunes

Step 2: To fix your iPhone and eliminate the "Connect to iTunes" error, the program needs to download the firmware for that iPhone. dr.fone will recognize your device's firmware and offer it for download. Simply click on "Download" to allow the program to download.

step 2 to fix iPhone stuck on connect to iTunes

Step 3: The download will begin immediately and should be complete in a few minutes.

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Step 4: Once the download is complete, dr.fone will immediately begin repairing the iPhone. This process will only take a few minutes after which the program will notify you that the device will now restart in "normal mode".

repairing iPhone stuck on connect to iTunes

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dr.fone - iOS System Recovery makes it that easy to fix iPhone stuck on "Connect to iTunes". What's even more advantageous about this solution is that you won't lose any of your data, you can go back to using your device as soon as it is fixed.

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Recover lost or deleted contacts, messages, photos, notes, etc. from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

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