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: Jul. 08, 2020

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 put your iPhone in recovery mode. Generally, 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.

Part 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.

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Part 2. Recover Data 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 a quite old one, then you might need a third-party recovery tool.

Here in this post, we recommend you to 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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Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and launch PhoneRescue for iOS.

Step 2. Enter the “Device Rescuer” part and click the next button to continue.

Enter Repair iOS System in PhoneRescue for iOS

Enter Device Rescuer in PhoneRescue for iOS

Step 3. Choose the recovery mode and click the next button.

Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode with PhoneRescue for iOS

Select Advanced Mode in PhoneRescue for iOS

Step 4. After entering Recovery Mode, please check your device info, and download the recover firmware.

Download the Repair Firmware

Download the Repair Firmware

Step 5. 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

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 question 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.