The iPhone can get stuck on the "Connect to iTunes" screen which can be a very big problem since you are unable to use the device in any way. When this happens, you can't gain access to the iPhone and as such you are unable to fix the problem. There could be lots of reasons why this can happen and they include the latest iOS 11.3 update that went wrong, a jailbreak procedure that didn't go quite as planned among other reasons. In this article, we share with you various ways to fix this problem and have your iPhone working normally again even your iPhone is running iOS 11 or later.
Part 1. What May Cause the Connect to iTunes Error?
Among others, the following may be the main reasons why your iPhone/iPad/iPod is stuck on the Connect to iTunes Screen:
1. Failed iOS Update
The iTunes logo may appear on the screen of your iOS devices when your ongoing iOS update to iOS 11.3 is terminated and failed. This may happen when your iPhone has a low battery life and you have not connect it to a charging cable.
2. Failed Factory Restore
When a regular factory settings restore goes wrong on your iPhone, it could happen that your iPhone will be stuck on the Connect to iTunes screen.
3. Failed Jailbreak
A jailbroken iPhone may bring you much fun, but jailbreaking itself may not for the fact that it goes wrong very easily, especially when you do some unproper operations.
Part 2. Force iPhone out of Connect to iTunes with Soft Reset
Try to force restart or soft reset your iPhone is a common way to fix many iOS issues including the connect to iTunes screen. Here is how to conduct a force restart on different iPhone models:
1. Force Restart iPhone iPhone 6s Plus or Earlier
By pressing and holding both wake/sleep and Home buttons simultaneously for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo is displayed on the screen. This should help to remove the iPhone stuck on connect to iTunes issue. If the screen still appears faulty, you have to reinstall the OS on your phone.
2. Force Resart iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
Since the home button of iPhone 7 series can't be actually pressed down, Apple changed its way of iPhone force restart. Hold both Volume Down and Power concurrently to start the force restart process on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
3. Force Restart iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X
Quickly push in and release the Volume Up button; then do the same on the Volume down button; press and hold down the side button until you see the apple logo. Don't let go if you see the "slide to power off" screen.
Part 3. Reinstall iOS to Bypass Connect to iTunes Screen
If the restart method doesn't work, you may need to reinstall iOS. Follow these simple steps to reinstall it:
Step 1: Establish a connection between iPhone and computer using the USB cable that is provided with your device. If iTunes can't recognize your iPhone, try to uninstall it and reinstall the lastest version. The following message should appear "The software on [your iPhone name] needs to be restored to factory settings or updated."
Step 2: Now just click on Update which will lead to reinstalling iOS on your phone. Your personal data is preserved. If the 2 methods don't work, try our third option.
Part 4. Fix iPhone Stuck on Connect to iTunes without Data Loss
iMyFone iOS System Recovery can be useful in fixing various iOS related issues. It can help you get a device out of the black screen, white screen or frozen for any other reason without the risk of data loss by using its standad mode. It also works perfectly with the latest iOS 11.3.
Steps to Fix iPhone Stuck on Connect to iTunes
Step 1: Connect Your iPhone to Computer
Open the iMyFone iOS System Recovery from your desktop. Now using the USB cable connect your iPhone and computer and then choose the "Standard Mode" from the home screen.
Step 2: Initiate Downloading of Firmware
The software is programmed to automatically identify your iPhone. To fix your phone, iMyFone iOS System Recovery will install the latest iOS version on your iPhone. The program identifies your device and tracks the latest and compatible version of OS required for your phone. All you have to do is press "Download" after the firmware is detected.
It will take some time for the firmware to be downloaded so you have to be patient.
Step 3: Make Your iPhone Functional
After the OS is downloaded, iMyFone iOS System Recovery will start running the repair process to make your iPhone working again.
You iPhone will be booted after repairing to make it functional. You can now use your iPhone with all data preserved accurately.
Next time when you unfortunately meet such a problem when upgrading to iOS 11.3 or later, in onther situations, you can choose iMyFone iOS System Recovery to help you out. Download the iMyFone Fix Tool for iOS System to give it a shot.