“Why can’t I restore my iPhone X from iTunes backup? I plugged in my iPhone (running iOS 11.2.1) and iTunes said that it is in recovery mode and needs to be updated or restored. First I clicked Update but it failed. So next time I clicked Restore and the restore process seemed on the verge of success. However, after restarting my iPhone I got the same error again asking me to restore or update my iPhone. I’m going crazy and can anyone help me?
There are a couple of reasons will make you can’t restore iPhone X from iTunes backup. For example, incompatible iTunes backup, losing backup password, or some other iTunes errors. But the problem for Jenna is: iPhone X gets stuck in recovery mode and won’t restore from iTunes backup. If this also happened to you, follow this post to fix the problem.
If your iPhone X shows “Connect to iTunes” screen and won’t restore or update with with iTunes, you can use iOS Data Recovery, a professional iOS repair tool to get your iPhone out of recovery mode. Here’s how to restore your iPhone X and make it work again using iOS Data Recovery software.
Before we start, you need to download and install iOS Data Recovery on your Mac or PC and plug in iPhone. Then follow the steps below to fix iPhone X not restoring from iTunes backup issue.
Step 1. Launch iOS Data Recovery. If your iPhone is already in recovery mode, click Exit Recovery Mode to reboot your iPhone.
Step 2. After successful get your iPhone out of recovery mode, you can use iOS Data Recovery to extract data from iTunes backup to iPhone X without restoring your device. Click Recover from iTunes Backup to continue.
Step 3. Select an iTunes backup from the list and click Next.
Step 4. Choose Only Scan Backup or Compare.
Step 5. Select the type of data you want to recover and click OK.
Step 6. Preview and extract the selected items to your iPhone.
If you can’t restore iPhone X from iTunes backup, you can use iOS Data Recovery to easily fix your problem. Besides, it also fix other common iOS stuck issues like iPhone stuck in DFU mode, restart loop, apple logo screen etc. After that, you are able to get your iCloud/iTunes backup data to your iPhone without any data loss. Give it a try now >
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