How to Recover Data from iPhone in Recovery Mode

"My iPhone automatically went into recovery mode when I connected it to my Mac. This caused iTunes to prompt me to restore my iPhone to its factory settings. Now it is stuck in recovery mode because I am not willing to lose all my data because I never backup my iPhone. What should I do?"

Sometimes, your iPhone will involuntarily goes into recovery mode. Unless you frequently backup your iPhone, you are at a risk of losing all your data. What should you do in this situation? Here are some.

What you can do when your iPhone is in recovery mode?

DO NOT do anything if your iPhone involuntarily goes into recovery mode. The only official way to exit recovery mode is to restore your iPhone with iTunes. Do not do this especially if you do not backup your iPhone regularly because restoring your iPhone this way will wipe clean all data and content.

Part 1: Fix iPhone in recovery mode without losing data

Recently, Wondershare dr.fone introduced the "iOS System Recovery" so that users will be able to fix your iPhone stuck in recovery mode, froze on the Apple logo or black screen of death. Most impostantly, the software will not cause any data loss while repairing your iPhone's operating system.

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Fix your iPhone in recovery mode without losing data.

Available on: Windows Mac
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How to fix iPhone in recovery mode with dr.fone:

Step 1: Select the "System Recovery" option

Launch dr.fone and select the "System Recovery" on the software interface.

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Connect your iPhone to your Mac or PC with a USB cable. The software should be able to detect your iPhone. Click "Start" to initiate the process.

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Step 2: Download and select firmware

You will need to download the right firmware for your iPhone to fix the device. dr.fone should be able to recognise the model of your iPhone, suggest which iOS version that is best for your iPhone for you to download.

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Click on "Download" and wait until the software finishes downloading and installing it to your iPhone.

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Step 3: Fix your iPhone in recovery mode

Once download is complete, the software will continue repairing your iOS, get it out of recovery mode. This should take a few minutes. The software will restart you iPhone to normal mode.

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Part 2: Recover data from your iPhone in recovery mode

The only way to recover data from iPhone in recovery mode is via a third-party software such as dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery. It is the world's first iPhone data recovery software built for both Windows and Mac. By using this software, you will be able to safely retrieve your contacts, messages, pictures, notes etc. from your iPhone.

dr.fone - iPhone Data Recovery

World's 1st iPhone and iPad data recovery software.

  • Recover data from your iPhone in recovery mode fastly and easily.
  • Recover photos, videos, contacts, messages, notes, call logs, and more.
  • Compatible with all iOS devices.
  • Preview and selectively recover what you want from iPhone.
  • Fully compatible with the latest iOS 11.New icon
Available on: Windows Mac
3981454 people have downloaded it

How to recover data from iPhone in recovery mode

Step 1: Connect iPhone with computer

Launch the software on your computer. With a USB cable, connect your iPhone to your Mac or PC. It should be able to automatically detect your iPhone and have the "Recover from iOS Device" tab active in the window.

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Step 2: Scan your iPhone

Click on the "Start Scan" button to start scanning your iPhone for lost and deleted data. The software will take several minutes to complete. While it is doing its work, you will be able to see retrievable data in a list. If you found a specific data that you want during this process, just click "Pause" to stop the process.

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Step 3: Preview and recover data from iPhone in recovery mode

You should be able to see a list of retrievable items after the software has finished scanning your iPhone. There are several filter options to help you find data that you want. To have a look at what each file contains, click on the file name to see what it is.

preview data from your iPhone in Recovery Mode

Once you have identified the data that you want to recover, check on the boxes next to the filenames. After selecting all that you need, click the "Recover" button. To recover them directly to your iPhone, click on "Recover to Device" and if you'd like to recover them to your computer, you can just click on "Recover to computer".

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