"iPhone 5, spontaneously went into recovery mode this morning while I was on it, no update or prior issues... now it will not open and I am trying everything I can to get my photos off it before I do a restore. My Windows PC also does not recognize the device. HELP!! I did a backup in June but have way too many pictures since then to lose. Also, if I were able to somehow get it to do a back up now, does it erase the backup I have from June, or add it on? How does this happen, seem to be a known problem as so many others have had the exact same issue. Any suggestions?"
When you are in such a situation, the first thing you should consider is to get your iPhone out of recovery mode. Since iTunes or iCloud will remind you that your iPhone needs to be restored to fatory settings or updated. There is no option for you to make a backup for the current data before restoring iPhone. As far as we know, there are no easy ways for users to backup in recovery mode, even iTunes and iCloud can't do this job. So in this article, we will show two quick ways in which you can get your iPhone out of recovery mode, so you don't need to search for a solution for backing up data in recovery mode.
1 Under Normal Circumstances
Since your iPhone is stuck in recovery mode, you will notice that your Mac or Window PC cannot recognize it when trying to backup files directly to your computer. Therefore, you will have to use iTunes to do a backup of your data on your iPhone. To make it easier let us see how to do so.
Step 1: Make sure that your USB cable is connected to iPad and PC/Mac running iTunes.
Step 2: You may need to hold and press the home button while connecting your iPhone to the USB cable.
Step 3: Now press the Wake or Sleep and Home button on your iPhone and continue holding them till your iPad goes blank and you can see the white Apple logo appear.
Step 4: Ensure the USB cable is still connected until your iPhone restart and shows the lock screen.
Your iPhone should be out of recovery mode now. If it fails, go to the part 2 and find an advanced method to get your iPhone out of recovery mode.
Get iPhone out Of Recovery Mode without Data Loss (iOS 11 Supported)
iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery Win version or iMyFone D-Back iPhone Data Recovery Mac version is a tool that can fix and repair your phone when it is stuck in recovery mode, or when it has frozen on the apple logo or your phone is stuck in black screen or white screen without data loss or restoring your iPhone. When you have successfully got your iPhone out of recovery mode, you don't need to concern about backing up iPhone data in Recovery mode anymore. It is also an iOS data recovery tool. It can recover lost images, videos, audios, and call logs, third party history such as Skype and Kik from iPhone 7 (Plus)/SE/6s (Plus)/6 (Plus)/5s/5c/5/4s/4, iPod and iPad, etc running iOS 10/9/8/7, even the latest iOS 11. This software is well built to support all possible cases of data loss. With that being said, let us have a look at how to get your iPhone out of recovery mode.
How to Get iPhone 7 (Plus)/SE/6s (Plus)/6 (Plus)/5s/5c/5/4s/4 Out of Recovery Mode
1 Open and Select "Fix iOS System"
Download and open iMyfone D-Back on your computer.
Open it and click on Fix iOS System that appears at the bottom left panel.
2 Connect Your iPhone
Now connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable. Once it is detected click on Start button.
3 Choose and Download Firmware
On the next window, you will have to download the latest firmware for your iPhone. The program will display the latest firmware that matches your iPhone. Therefore, just click on "Download." The firmware is then downloaded immediately.
4 Fix Your iPhone
After the firmware is downloaded, the program will begin to repair your iPhone. This will only take a few minutes for your phone to be repaired to normal. When your phone is fixed it will then reboot
The product, iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery Win or iMyFone D-Back's Mac version is a software that can fix your iPhone, iPad or iPod to normalcy without loss of data, even your iOS devices running iOS 11. Download it from the following buttons and try it now!