When your iOS device goes wrong, recovery mode could be an optional choice for Apple users to fix some iPhone errors or iTunes errors. If you have an available iTunes backup, you can use iTunes to restore your iPhone in recovery mode even though it would delete files on your iDevice; if you haven't backed up your iPhone with iTunes, you'd better ask help for a third party tool to restore your iPhone without data lost.
To use iTunes to restore your iPhone, please make sure you have installed the latest iTunes version on your computer, or it may cause some unexpected iTunes errors. After that, you can start to restore your iPhone with iTunes now.
Step 1. Launch iTunes and connect your USB cable to your Mac or Windows PC computer only, and make sure the other side of USB cable is disconnected to your iPhone for now.
Step 2. Turn off your iPhone. Please press and hold the Power button to bring out the "Slide to power off" slider on screen. Then just slide to right side to power off your iPhone.
Step 3. Connect the other side of USB cable to your iPhone and then press and hold the Home button till the Apple logo on your iPhone screen has changed to the recovery logo - the "connect to iTunes" screen.
Step 4. Once you get the recovery logo on iPhone screen, you might release the Home button. Thus your iPhone will be in recovery mode now.
Step 5. Then you will receive a notification from iTunes, asking you to update or restore your iPhone. Just click "Restore" option to start restoring your iPhone in recovery mode with iTunes.
After finishing the recovery process, your iPhone will be restored to factory settings and all of your iPhone's data and settings will be erased. But you can also recover your iPhone data with iTunes backup.
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Using iTunes to restore iPhone in recovery mode will make you lose data on your device that you have not backed up. Here it is recommended to restore your iPhone/iPad/iPod without data lost using the iOS System Recovery software.
It is an all-in-one recovery tool to solve all kinds of system problems on iOS device, such as iPhone stuck in Apple logo, iPhone stuck in boot loop, iPhone black/blue/white/red screen of death, and etc. Besides, it works well with all generations of iOS device, including iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5S/SE, iPad Pro, the new iPad, iPad Air, iPad 2, iPad mini, iPod touch and etc.
Below are the free trials of the software in Mac and Windows version, please download it on your computer and start to restore your iPhone without data lost.
Here is the instruction:
Step 1. Launch the installed software on your computer and get a USB cord to link your iPhone to PC. Then switch to "More tool" > "iOS System Recovery" section on the program interface.
Step 2. Then the program will detect your iPhone as well as your iPhone's possible problems, and show the possible problems of your iPhone, like iPhone stuck on boot loop, Recovery mode, Screenshot not working, iPhone Blue Screen of Death and etc. Just click "Start" button to move on.
Step 3. Finally, please confirm your iPhone information. If it is right, just click "Repair" button to start the restoring process. If not, please manually select the right one and click "Repair" button to begin to restore your iPhone.
And the program will detect the current iOS version of your iPhone and then download the latest firmware on your iPhone.
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