How to Recover Photos from iPhone in Recovery Mode

Recovery mode usually being the last resort for iPhone users to solve problems. But sometimes users might need to recover data from the recovery mode. If you have stuck yourself in such a situation, just read this article and see if it can help.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Feb. 18, 2021

When you have trouble updating or restoring your iPhone, you will try a lot of methods to fix the problem. The last-resort you might try would be to put your iPhone in recovery mode. Generally, by entering recovery mode and connect to iTunes to update or restore your iPhone, the problem will be solved. But sometimes, when you come to this step, you got stuck in recovery mode. You might wonder if all your iPhone photos and contacts will be erased and want to find a way to recover your iPhone data.

Don’t panic, here in this post, we will introduce 2 methods for you to recover photos from iPhone in recovery mode.

Method 1. Recover Photos from iPhone in Recovery Mode with iTunes

Before we start, you should know that this method only works for users who have backed up iPhone with iTunes regularly. If you stuck in recovery mode, you can exit this mode by restoring with iTunes backup. But restore iTunes backup would erase all existing content and data on your iPhone. If you have backed up your iPhone with iTunes a few days before the stuck, follow the step-by-step guide to see how to fix iPhone in recovery mode with iTunes.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2. When iTunes has detected your iPhone, there will be a pop-up message saying that you must restore your iPhone before it can be used with iTunes.

iTunes Pop-up Messages

iTunes Pop-up Messages

Step 3. Click “OK” to continue. iTunes will automatically restore your iPhone with the latest backup. Once the restoring process is finished, your iPhone will get out of recovery mode and your iPhone photos will be safe and sound.

Also Read: How to Fix Touch ID Not Working on iPhone After iOS Update >

Method 2. Recover Photos from iPhone in Recovery Mode with PhoneRescue for iOS

If you don’t have the habit of backing up iPhone with iTunes or the iTunes backup you have is quite old one, then you might need a third-party recovery tool.

Here in this post, we recommend you try PhoneRescue for iOS. It is a comprehensive iPhone and iOS recovery tool. With a few clicks, you can get back everything essential in every possible way. No matter your iPhone is stuck in the recovery mode or you just deleted some valuable notes or contacts by accident, you can trust PhoneRescue for iOS and find your data back.

Now download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer, and follow the steps below to recover your iPhone photos from recovery mode.

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Step 1. Connect the iPhone to Computer

Once you installed PhoneRescue for iOS on the computer, you can run it and connect your iPhone to the computer at the same time.

Step 2. Choose Device Rescuer and tap Repair iOS System

On the front page of PhoneRescue for iOS, there are 2 options on the top of the screen. Click the Device Rescuer on the right side and choose the Repair iOS System to recover photos from iPhone in recovery mode. Tap on the Next button to continue.

Enter Repair iOS System in PhoneRescue for iOS

Enter Device Rescuer in PhoneRescue for iOS

Step 3. Choose the Advanced Mode

Now there are 2 options you will see. As Standard Mode will erase all your content on the iPhone, I do recommend Advanced Mode which won’t risk any data loss while fixing the iPhone in Recovery Mode. Finally, tap on the Next button and go on.

Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode with PhoneRescue for iOS

Select Advanced Mode in PhoneRescue for iOS

Step 4. Download Firmware and repair the iPhone in Recovery Mode

After entering Recovery Mode, please check your device info, and download the recover firmware. When the firmware is downloaded, PhoneRescue for iOS will start to repair your iPhone automatically. Please wait with patience.

Wait for the Repairing Process is Finished

Wait for the Repairing Process is Finished

It won’t take a long time to complete the repair. Once PhoneRescue for iOS finished the repairing process, you can unplug the iOS device and check. All these photos you owned on the iPhone will be there. That’s all for PhoneRescue for iOS to recover photos from iPhone in recovery mode.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

The Bottom Line

As you can see, there are no many available methods for a user who stuck in the iPhone recovery mode to recover data. If all the above methods are not working, you can ask Apple Genius Bar for more professional advice. Also, if you have any questions about this post, feel free to tell us in the comment area, we will reply as soon as possible.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.