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 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.
Apple suggests that you restart your phone to get rid of connect to iTunes screen. If that does not solve your problem, then you need to reinstall iOS on your device.
1 Restart Your iPhone
Try to force restart your iPhone off 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 Reinstall iOS on iPhone
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 was 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.
3 Fix iPhone Stuck on Connect to iTunes via 3rd-Party Tool
iMyFone iOS System Recovery can be useful in fixing various iOS related issues. It can help you get out of a device that is stuck on the black screen, white screen or frozen for any other reason without the risk of data loss by using its standad mode. It works perfectly with the latest iOS 11.
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.
The firmware will take some time 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.
If you unfortunately meet such a problem when upgrading to iOS 10.3/iOS 11, you can choose iMyFone iOS system recovery to help you out. Download the iMyFone Fix Tool for iOS System to give it a shot.