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How to Fix iPhone iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode After iOS 10 Update

My iPhone 6s Stuck in Recovery Mode When Upgraded to iOS 10.2
“Help! My iPhone 6S is stuck in recovery mode with white Apple logo! I’ve been looking forward to iOS 10.2 for a long time, once I received the iOS 10 updated news, I could not wait to click “Update” without pc. However, I do not know what’s going on, all my data stored on iPhone 6S were gone. What’s worse, iPhone 6S has been presented to restart with iTunes screen after iOS 10 update. How to fix, please help me!”

When numerous iPhone iPad iPod try to update from iOS 8/9/9.3/9.3.3 to iOS 10 after Apple just released, users may come across an error message stating “Software Update Failed. “An error occurred downloading iOS 10”, “An unkown error occurred (14)”. Although many users have successfully finished iOS 10 update on their devices (including the iOS 9.3.2/9.3.1, iOS 8.2/8.1), but there are still thousands of people who unfortunately encountered the iOS 10 update fail problems and got stuck in recovery mode. Those people are reportedly struggling with recovery mode issue.


The iOS 10 update seems smooth but the iPhone 6S Plus/iPhone 6S/iPhone SE/iPhone 5S, iPad Air get stuck in the recovery mode/iTunes logo. Here are some common of iOS 10 Update Error: An unkown error occurred (14), iPhone iPad stuck on Verifying Update, Software Update Failed an error occurred, iPhone iPad stuck on Slide to Upgrade screen, “Insufficient Space For Download” in iOS 10 Update, Battery problems with iOS 10 update, iPhone iPad stuck in recovery mode/Apple logo/iTunes screen, etc. Those iOS 10 update issues can be caused by different reasons like factory resetting, wrong operation to upgrade to iOS 10 or unknown reasons.

If you don’t know how to get iPhone iPad out of Recovery Mode, you’re in luck. This article will guide you through the step-by-step to get your device working normally again.

Part 1: Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode after iOS 10 Update without Data Loss

iOS System Recovery program can fix/repair iPhone iPad stuck in Recovery Mode after iOS 10 upgrade, get iPhone iPad out of Apple logo/iTunes screen/black screen/white screen, repair a bricked iPhone devcie as well. Now quickly download and fix your device to normal.

Supported iDevices: iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6S/6S Plus, iPhone 6/6 Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 5S , iPhone 5C, iPhone 5, iPhone 4S and the New iPad, iPad Mini 4, iPad 4 & iPod Touch 5, etc on iOS 10/ iOS 9.3.2/ iOS 9/ iOS 8.2/ iOS 8/ iOS 7.

Step 1.Run the Program and Connect Your iPhone iPad to PC

After installation, launch the iOS System Recovery program on your computer,click “More Tools”.

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Then choose “iOS System Recovery” in the main window of the program and connect your iPhone iPad device to computer.

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Then select “Fix iOS System” option to enter the iOS system repair process.

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Step 2.Download and Select Firmware for Your iPhone iPad

To repair the abnormal iOS operating system of your iPhone iPad device, you need to download the firmware for your device firstly. The iOS System Recovery program will recognize your iPhone iPad device, offering the latest iOS version for you to download. You just need to click “Download” and wait. The software will finish it for you automatically.

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Begin to download the firmware for your iPhone iPad device, please wait for a moment.

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Step 3.Fix iPhone iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode after iOS 10 Upgrade

When your iOS device is detected, the program will tells you that your device is not in normal mode, now you just need to click on the “Restart the device” button to get your iPhone iPad back to normal. That’s all. The whole process of repairing your iOS device operating system takes you less than 10 minutes.

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Successfully repair iOS operating system: fix/repair iPhone iPad stuck in recovery!

get iphone ipad out of recovery mode after ios 10 upgrade

This iOS System Recovery enables you to directly recover lost contents from iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, or extracting data to computer from iTunes/iCloud backup file.

Part 2: Fix iPhone iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode by iTunes(Free but data loss)

If you plug in the charger but the iPhone iPad still does not boot, and only display Itunes and data cables on the screen. You need to realize that your phone could automatically go into recovery mode.

Well, if you want to fix your iPhone iPad stuck in Recovery Mode after iOS 10 update for free and don’t mind data loss, you can try iTunes to deal with your problem. This is a general and free method to fix the issue. Read on and learn how to fix iPhone to normal via iTunes.

Note: Make sure you have install the latest version of iTunes on your computer. And download iPhone iPad firmware, the following method is suitable for the full range of iOS devices.

The first method: the normal way to enter recovery mode

Step 1. Plug your iPhone iPad device to PC, then press and hold the “Home” button and “Power” button at the same time for 10 seconds.

Step 2. Release the “Power” button and continue holding the “Home” button when you see the white Apple logo. After 3-5 seconds, you will see a notice in iTunes like below.


Step 3. You can go to restore iPhone from backup files with iTunes if you have backed up your iPhone data before. Many users fogot to backup data and lost everything after getting out of Recovery Mode.

The second method: enter recovery mode with black screen

Step 1. Connect iPhone iPad to the computer via USB cable, then you will hear the computer is connected to the success of voice prompts.
Step 2. Shut down your device, then you will hear the computer is not connected to the success of voice prompts.
Step 3. Press and hold the switch button and home key, until the first 10 seconds, please immediately release the key to open, and continue to hold the home key.
Step 4. Then iTunes will automatically start and prompt you to recovery mode (iPad will remain black state). Then you can hold down the shift key on the keyboard, click on the “Restore”, select the appropriate firmware for recovery.

In order to fix this issues, we introduce an easy method to recovery your lost data from iPhone or iPad in the next part.

Part 3: Recover Lost Data from iPhone in Recovey Mode

“Help! Everything on my iPhone 6S were gone after I exiting recovery mode via iTunes. And I forgot to backup them in the past time. I don’t want to lose my contacts, text messages, pictures, videos and more, they are of great significance to me. Is there any way to recvoer lost data after getting out of Recovery Mode with iTunes?”

When your iPhone stuck in recovery,if you get iPhone out of recovery by iTunes,it will erase all of you iPhone contacts during the restore processing.If you found iPhone has gone into recovery mode,the first thing you need to do is backup iPhone files in recovery mode by a professional iPhone data recovery.

iPhone Data Recovery is suitable for lost contacts, SMS/iMessages, pictures, notes, WhatsApp chats, reminders, attachments, calendar, Safari bookmarks and other files from iPhone iPad when it stuck in recovery mode.You can also use this userful and powerful iPhone data recovery program to recover deleted iPhone data after iOS 10 upgrade, downgrade or jailbreak. Therefore, if you lost vital files from iPhone 7/6S/6/5S/5/SE, iPad Air 3, etc after exiting the Recovery Mode with iTunes, you can use the program to retrieve lost data after exiting Recovery Mode.

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Part 4: Tips and Tricks before Upgrading to iOS 10

Even though the iOS 10 update can cause a few issues with your iPhone iPad, there are still a lot of great features that the update comes with which would be really cool to try out. If you still really want to update your device to new iOS 10, here are some good advices before upgrading to iOS 10.

Whether you upgrade, downgrade, jailbreak your iPhone, the safest approach is to back up your data on your computer. you can use Phone Transfer, iPhone Manager or iPhone Data Backup & Restore tool to backup your iPhone contacts, messages, pictures data to computer then you can restore back to your device from backups.

It is also very important that you get familiar with a few fixes for problems caused by iOS update just in case.

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