Fix iPhone Attempting Data Recovery Screen After iOS 13/12/11 Update

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2020-01-18 / Update for  Fix iPhone

'Attempting data recovery' Anyone getting this when updating iOS on iTunes? I got this message when I first got my 7+ at launch updating to 11.4 and just now updating to 12 beta. Kinda scary."

-From MacRumors Forum

Many iPhone and iPad users tried to update their devices to the latest software via iTunes. However, some of them encountered attempting data recovery on iOS 13/12/11/10. More unlucky thing is, few of them failed to get this process completed and lost part or all of the data on iPhone. If such a situation happens, you can follow this post to discover the fixes immediately.

Part 1: How to Fix iPhone Attempting Data Recovery Loop

1.Force Reboot iPhone

If your iPhone stuck on "attempting data recovery" after software update, you can force restart it to get this issue fixed.

On iPhone X/8/8 Plus:

Quickly press and release the volume up button;

quickly press and release the volume down button;

press and hold the Power button (on the other side) until you see the Apple logo.

force restart iphone x

On iPhone 7/7 Plus:

Press the power button and volume down button at the same time;

Keep holding the side buttons until the Apple logo appears.

On iPhone 6s and earlier devices:

Hold down the Home button and Power button at the same time;

Keep holding the both buttons until the Apple log appears

force reboot old iphone

2.Fix iPhone stuck on "Attempting data recovery" screen with ReiBoot

However, if the problem still exits after rebooting your device, you can try an easy tool called Tenorshare ReiBoot. This program is able to fix a lot of iPhone stuck screen issues by repairing the operating system. Download the software on your computer and follow the guide below to start the troubleshooting process.

  • Run the program and connect iPhone to computer. Click "Fix All iOS Stuck" from the interface when the device is detected.

    fix all ios stuck
  • Click "Fix Now" and follow the instructions on the software to download firmware package.

    download firmware
  • When the firmware is downloaded successfully, click "Start Repair" to repairing iPhone system. When the repairing process is completed, you device will boot as normal.

    repair system

Part 2: How to Recover Data If Attempting Data Recovery Failed

If the attempting data recovery process failed, you might lose all the files. If you have created backups in iTunes or iCloud, you can restore the earlier backups to iPhone. However, we all know that backup restoring will erase all the current data on iPhone or iPad. That's why you should try Tenorshare iPhone Data Recovery, a professional iOS data recovering tool allowing you to selectively retrieve lost files from iPhone or backup files.

  • Download and run the software on your PC or Mac, connect iPhone to computer and select the files types to scan.

    select file types
  • Click "Start Scan" to start the scanning process. After a few minutes, all the data on your iPhone will be listed out, including the existed and lost files.

    preview files
  • Now you can tick the items you want and click "Recover" button from the right bottom corner to save them to computer or device.

Alternatively, you can also use this tool to optionally extract files from iTunes and iCloud backups. Check this guide to see how to proceed.

After reading this post, you must know how to fix "attempting data recovery" on iPhone X/8 (Plus)/7 (Plus)/SE/6s (Plus)/6 (Plus)/5S after iOS 12/11.4/11.3/11.2 or iOS 11 public beta update. If you have more questions about the software or this post, please leave a message below.

  Updated on 2020-01-18 / Update for  Fix iPhone

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