iPhone Stuck on Connect to iTunes? Here Are the Solutions

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 10.3 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.

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 turn your iPhone off by pressing wake/sleep key simultaneously and keeping holding them till you see "slide to power off" is displayed on the screen. Slide to power off your iPhone. 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.

Restart Your iPhone


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."

 Reinstall iOS on iPhone

Step 2: Now just click on Update which will lead to reinstall iOS on your phone. Your personal data is preserved. More details: If you see the connect to iTunes screen on your iPhone. 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 all 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. It works perfectly with the latest iOS 10.3.

Windows version Mac version

Steps to Fix iPhone Stuck on Connect to iTunes

Step 1: Set up Your iPhone

Open the iMyFone iOS System Recovery from your desktop and click start button.

Choose the fix ios system

Now using the USB cable connect your iPhone and computer. The software is programmed to automatically identify your iPhone. After that you need to click “Start” to proceed.

connect iphone to computer

Step 2: Initiate Downloading of Firmware

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.

download firmware for iphone

The firmware will take some time to be downloaded so you have to be patient.

wait for the download

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.

start running the repair process

You iPhone will be booted after repairing to make it functional. You can now use your iPhone with all data preserved accurately.

Make Your iPhone Functional

If you unfortunately meet such a problem when upgrading to iOS 10.3, you can choose iMyFone to help you out. Got to iMyFone to see more details about their products and download the iMyFone Fix Tool for iOS System to give it a shot.

Windows version Mac version

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