How to Fix an iPhone Stuck In Recovery Mode

How to Fix an iPhone Stuck In Recovery Mode
How to Fix an iPhone Stuck In Recovery Mode
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iOS 10.3 was released last week by Apple, and is now available to download. Although many iPhone users have reported finding more storage on their devices, as usual, many have experienced data loss throughout the update process. It’s no secret that things often go wrong during an iOS upgrade that’s why it’s important to backup your device through iTunes, iCloud or other backup support platforms.

One of the problems many iPhone users encounter is data loss while completing an upgrade. Lost contacts, deleted text messages, missing photos and more.

If you’ve lost data during your iOS upgrade don’t worry. There are steps you can take to get your data back.

Before you enter the ‘woe is me zone’ of thoughts surrounding ‘it’s gone forever now’, ‘I’ll never get that back’, try our iPhone Data Recovery method below.

Many users believe the best way to reverse iPhone data deletion is to reverse the upgrade. While reversing an iOS update is possible, this action will not bring your data back. The method of upgrading restored your iPhone to its factory settings and erases all your data. The only way to complete the data recovery is by using a third-party tool to complete the process.

Enigma Recovery™

Recover deleted Text Messages, iMessages and more using your PC/Mac

How to recover lost data after an iOS 10.3 iPhone update

If you completed an iPhone backup any time before your upgrade, you will have a backup file you can recover data from. In iTunes or iCloud the option to backup your software allows you to save a snapshot of your iPhone data and sometimes settings. You can scan this backup or snapshot now to recover data that has been lost from your iPhone.

Follow these steps:

  1. Find a laptop or computer

    If you’re reading this tutorial on a mobile or tablet device, grab your laptop or sit at your computer and continue reading here to complete this tutorial.

  2. Download Enigma Recovery (select the correct download button above)

    Open Enigma Recovery on your computer and click the correct download button to get the Enigma Recovery software. Now follow the install instructions that appear after the download.

  3. Select iOS device

    After installing Enigma Recovery, open the software to the start screen. To recover from your iPhone, select the iOS Device option.

  4. iTunes or iCloud backup

    Along the left-hand side of the iOS device option, select top recover data from your iTunes or iCloud device.

  5. Select backup

    Now select the backup file you’d like to retrieve data from. You can use the date of creation to help you choose the right one.

  6. Scan backup

    Select the data types you’d like to retrieve from the file and follow through to start the scan.

  7. View data

    Once the scan is finished, browse through your recovered iPhone data to find what you lost.

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Victor, our Social Media and Support Manager helps customers to get the most out of our products. He was formerly a professional dancer who came to Enigma Digital due to his interest in emerging tech trends


  • online malaysia at 10:09 pm

    Good write-up. I certainly appreciate this website. Keep it up!

  • Michelle Gamble at 1:12 pm

    hi my iPhone 5s is stuck in recovery mode and when I try and do restore by iTunes I get error (1) please help

  • elly at 2:50 pm

    did anyone find a solution

    Itunes wont work cant restore or update

    turning off and on doesnt work

    Tiny umberalla doesnt work
    other programs doesnt work..

  • Iveth at 5:11 pm

    I need help!
    I have a storage problem, and my iPhone started by quiting the apps by itself… then I erased all of them to keep the pictures, (I just went on a family trip and all the pictures are there)
    The pictures app won’t open, and when it does it shows 0 pictures !!! so I am really concerned =(
    I was trying to free some space by deleting the safari history and then I was restarting the iPhone and it got stocked !!!! now it won’t turn on.. just shows the white screen with the logo and then it shuts off again..

    What can I do??? PLEASE HELP!!!!

    • Stacy at 3:26 pm

      Did you ever get this issue resolved? Just like you, I have sentimental vacation photos that weren’t saved yet. Phone has a storage problem, apps quitting themselves, now my phone won’t turn on. It gets to the white screen with the logo and shuts back off. I was following instructions from another page and now it’s stuck in recovery mode. Help!

    • KiranMayee Maddi at 6:23 pm

      I am facing the same problem too…Did u get any solution?

  • John McCabe at 2:38 am

    My iPhone 5c just recently got caught in recovery mode and when I was charging it the other night, it said it had an iTunes logo and a usb cord on the screen and when it wasn’t charging, it shut off or didn’t want to turn on. I really need help and I especially don’t want my data to be all deleted or even restore my phone. Any Suggestions?

    John McCabe

  • J Vasquez at 11:41 pm

    So did anyone find a solution to this problem or a reliable site or software to recover phone datas when the phone is stuck? If so please share.

  • Suzanne at 10:34 pm

    Hi my iPhone 4 is stuck in recovery mode and I tried everything it don’t work =/ ?

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