My friend’s iPhone 4 suddenly went into recovery mode when connected to the computer. iTunes asked to restore it to factory settings first. That will wipe all data on it. He does’t have a backup and the pictures on it are very important to him. So is there any way that we can get it back to normal without losing those pictures, or we can recover them before restoring it? Please give me a clue. Thanks.
Restoring the iPhone back to normal and retrieving data from the iPhone in recovery mode, there are two requirements. Just as what iTunes suggests, you can get the iPhone back to normal by restoring the factory default settings. That’s to say, you’ll give up all data stored on your iPhone. Apparently, it’s not a good option here, for you don’t have a backup. Therefore, let’s explore another way: use a third-party tool.
What can you use? ufly iPhone get back lost Data files for Mac OS or iPhone Data Recovery for Win version can be a nice option. Both of the programs allow you to exit iPhone recovery mode with one click, and then selectively recover data from the iPhone as you wish. The whole process only takes you a few minutes, no technical skill and experience required. People with any level of the computer can use it, according to the friendly interfaces.
Next, the guide below will walk you through a few steps for learning how to recover data from an iPhone in recovery mode. Read on and follow it now.
Part 1: Get the iPhone out of recovery mode
For Windows users: you need to choose the Windows version of uFly iPhone Data Recovery. Install and run it on your computer. Then connect your iPhone to the computer. The program can automatically detect that your iPhone isnot in normal mode. It will help you return it to normal. All you need to do is clicking on the Restart button. Then your iPhone will restart. After that, it will be back to normal.
For Mac users: choose the Mac version of uFly iPhone Data Recovery. Install and run it. Then connect your iPhone. You can click Set Up to return your iPhone to normal. It’s also a one-click work.
Part 2: Recover data from iPhone in recovery mode
When your iPhone is back to normal, you can still use uFly iPhone Data Recovery for Mac or uFly iPhone Data Recovery for Win to recover data on iPhone. Not only the data existing on your iPhone, but also those in the iTunes backup can be recovered selectively. Next, let’s try it with the Windows version together. The steps are similar by using the Mac version.
Step 1. Scan your iPhone or iTunes backup
For an iPhone 5/4S: You can directly click the Start Scan button to begin scanning your iPhone.
For an iPhone 4/3GS: You can follow the 3 steps on the interface to get into the scanning mode and scan your iPhone.
For an iTunes backup: Want to recover from the iTunes backup? You need to choose Recover from iTunes Backup File first on the top, and then all the backup files on your computer will be automatically found out and displayed for you. Choose the one for your iPhone and click Start Scan to begin extracting it.
Step 2. Recover files from your iPhone in recovery mode
The scan will take you a few minutes if you choose to directly scan your iPhone. Extracting iTunes backup will only spend you a few seconds. When the scan is completed, you’ll get a scan result, where all data on your iPhone or in the backup will be presented in categories. You can preview them one by one, tick the items you want and retrieve them by clicking Recover at the lower corner.
Note: The data shown in orange is the one deleted before. If you want the separate it, you can turn on the button on the top: Only display the deleted items.