[Solved] How to Back Up iPhone Data in Recovery Mode


[Questions] Creating A Backup in Recovery Mode.

"My iPhone 8 has gone into recovery mode, but I want to save my pictures before I restore it. What do I do?"

"Is there any way to create a backup for the iPhone 7 if it's in recovery mode or DFU mode? My iPhone got stuck on the Apple logo and I can't switch it on. I'm trying to find a way to create a new backup before restoring it, because the last backup I created is already a year ago and I don't want to lose too much of my data. Any help is appreciated!"

When your iPhone gets into Recovery Mode, you will receive a notification from iTunes, telling that "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes." However, you might have realized that you have not backed up your iPhone files yet, not even an iCloud backup, and there is only one "OK" option out there. Will you click "OK" button to erase your iPhone files and lose all of your memories? Or do you think there is a way to create a backup when you are asked to restore your iPhone?

No, as far as we know, there is no simple solution to back up your iPhone data when iPhone is stuck in recovery mode. The best way is to get your iPhone out of recovery mode so that you don't have to search for a way to backup iPhone files in recovery mode. This article will show you 2 different ways on how to exit recovery mode for iPhone, just read on to learn how to do it. Anyway, before you get into this situation, the best way to to backup your iPhone data in case of unexpected data lost.

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Method 1. Get iPhone Out of Recovery Mode before Backing Up with Hard Reboot
Method 2. Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode to Backup iPhone without Data Lost

1. Get iPhone Out of Recovery Mode before Backing Up with Hard Reboot

When your iPhone gets stuck in recovery mode, you might notice that your Windows PC or Mac will not recognize your phone while you are trying to directly back up files to computer with a USB cable. So you might have to rely on iTunes to create a backup of your iPhone data. Before that, you need to get your iPhone out of recovery mode as well. To do so, you can try the simplest and quickest way to quit recovery mode by hard restart as follows.

Step 1. Please be sure that your iPhone is still connected to computer via a USB cable and your PC/Mac is running iTunes as well.

Step 2. Then press and hold "Sleep/Wake + Home" buttons at the same time for about 15 seconds, don't release them until your iPhone screen goes blank and the Apple logo appears on the screen.

Step 3. Then your iPhone is supposed to restart automatically and show the lock screen after a while. At this moment, you can disconnect your iPhone to computer through the USB cable now. Thus your iPhone should get out of recovery mode as expected.

Note: Force restart an iPhone, especially in recovery mode, there is a risk of some lost data. If you have lost or deleted data from iPhone, you can recover lost data from iPhone with ease. Or if you fail to get your iPhone out of recovery mode after trying to force reboot your iPhone, please try another advanced way in the following part.

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2. Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode to Backup iPhone without Data Lost

To effectively get your iPhone out of recovery mode without data lost, it is highly recommended the iPhone error recovery tool - iOS System Recovery (Windows/Mac) for you. It is a professional software designed to fix all kinds of errors on iPhone/iPad/iPod with a few clicks, including iPhone stuck in reboot loop, iPhone stuck on Apple logo and other iPhone errors or iTunes errors. And it is a safe way to help you exit recovery mode of your iPhone as well. Besides, it is fully compatible with all iOS device, including iPhone 14/13/12/11/X/8/8 Plus/X/7 Plus/7/6/6 Plus/5S/5C/5, iPad Pro/Air/mini, iPad with Retina display, The new iPad, iPad 2/1 and iPod touch 8/7/6/5/4/3/2.

Now, please download the free trials of the program in Windows version or Mac version on your computer, and follow the instructions as below to get your iPhone out of recovery mode before backing up iPhone data.

[User Guide] Steps to Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode to Back Up iPhone Data:

Step 1. Connect iPhone to computer and launch iOS System Recovery.

After downloading and installing iOS System Recovery software on your computer, please launch it and connect your iPhone to computer with a USB cable if you have not connected. Then on the main interface of the program, please click "More tools" > "iOS System Recovery" option to move on.

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Step 2. Scan and detect the problems on your iPhone.

Then the program will automatically detect your iPhone's problems and show the possible issues of your iPhone, such as iPhone stuck in recovery mode, iPhone stuck on Apple logo, iPhone blue screen of death or other iPhone errors. Then please click "Start" button to move on.

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Step 3. Start to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode.

Later, you are required to confirm your iPhone information. Check the information and click "Repair" button if it is right; if not, please select the right ones and hit "Repair" button to start fixing the issue of iPhone stuck in recovery mode. To fix the problem, the recovery mode will detect your iPhone's current iOS version and upgrade it to the latest software.

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When the whole process is complete, your iPhone should be out of recovery mode and you can back up your iPhone data to avoid data lost in the future. So easy, right? Now it is your turn to download the iOS System Recovery software and have a try on this powerful recovery tool to fix your iPhone errors.

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