How to Fix iCloud Restore Stuck at 'Restoring app data'

by Sophie Green   Updated on 2020-09-01 / Update for  iCloud Tips

I restored my iPhone with iCloud backup but 3 days later, it is still stuck at about 30gb left and showing "restoring app data". I've tried 2 different wifi networks and rebooted several times. It fluctuates between 29 and 30Gb and doesn't move much."

iCloud is a distinctive feature of iPhone which almost all users use regularly to back up and restore their mobile from and to iCloud. You can back up and restore iPhone anytime as it is a very simple process, but recently, many users have complained that iCloud restore stuck at "restoring app data".

It can be a frustrating error as you cannot use important data or files while your device is stuck. So, we are presenting many proven ways of troubleshooting this issue.

Why iCloud Restore Stuck at 'Restoring app data'

Before heading towards the solution of this issue, let us discuss why iCloud restore stuck at "restoring app data".

  • Software errors while updating the iOS
  • Failing to jailbreak the device
  • Recovery mode is activated on the iPhone to solve any other issue but got stuck
  • Hardware bugs

3 Workable Methods to Fix iCloud Restore Stuck at 'Restoring app data'

In the following paragraphs, we will discuss 3 proven methods of fixing the issue of iCloud restore stuck at "restoring app data".

Method 1: Stop Restoring iPhone

First of all, you have to stop restoring your iPhone. To do that:

If you’re on stuck page, then tap on ‘Stop Restoring iPhone’ directly.

If not, then:

  • Go to Settings > iCloud > iCloud Backup and tap on ‘Stop Restoring iPhone’.
  • A confirmation tab will pop-up. Tap on Stop to continue.

Method 2: Get Rid of iCloud Restore Stuck at 'Restoring app data' with iTunes

iTunes serves many useful purposes for Apple users. You can also fix this issue using the “Restore iPhone” feature of iTunes. But remember that this method will format your device and bring it back to factory default. Also, make sure you have the latest or updated version of iTunes installed on your computer.

  • Launch the latest iTunes software on your computer and connect your iPhone which is stuck in recovery mode to it.
  • When your iPhone is connected, find out your iPhone icon then on the right page,simply click on Restore iPhone.
  • The program will pop up a windows to ask your confirmation to go on.
  • When the process is completed, your device will restart and the issue will be fixed.

    iCloud restore stuck at 'restoring app data' - iTunes

Method 3: Fix iCloud Restore Stuck at 'Restoring app data' via Repair iOS

It is quite possible that the above two methods might not address this issue. It is, therefore, recommended to repair your device using Tenorshare ReiBoot to get rid of the problem permanently. This software detects the main causes of this error and fixes them once and forever.

  • Run ReiBoot on your computer and connect your iPhone to it via a cable. Then click on the ‘Repair Operating System’.

    iCloud restore stuck at 'restoring app data' – repair iOS
  • Here, click on ‘Fix Now’ to move to the next step.

    iCloud restore stuck at 'restoring app data'- fix now
  • Then ReiBoot will automatically detect and present the official Firmware package matching your iPhone model. Click on Download.

    iCloud restore stuck at 'restoring app data'– download firmware package
  • It will take a few minutes to download this firmware - as it is almost 2.9 GB.

    iCloud restore stuck at 'restoring app data'– download firmware package
  • Then click on ‘Repair Now’ once the firmware is downloaded.

    iCloud restore stuck at 'restoring app data' - repairing
  • Finally, your iPhone will be repaired and after that, it will boot up normally.

    iCloud restore stuck at 'restoring app data' – repaired

Extra Tip: Change to Use Another Way to Backup and Restore App Data

iCloud is not the only method of backing up your data. Many third-party tools help you to backup and restore data from and to your iPhone - and without any complications or potential stuck errors.

The best software you can use to backup and restore data from and to iPhone, iPad, and iPod is Tenorshare iCareFone. Unlike iCloud, you can backup and restore selective files using this remarkable software.

  • After launching iCareFone on your computer, connect your iPhone to it and click on the "Backup & Restore" option on the front tab.

    iCloud restore stuck at 'restoring app data' – backup and restore
  • An interface will show all the files on your mobile device. Select the ones you want to backup and hit Backup at the bottom of the program.

    iCloud restore stuck at 'restoring app data' – select files
  • After a few minutes, the program will back up the selected files and you can also preview the files by clicking on them.

    iCloud restore stuck at 'restoring app data' - complete

To restore backed up files from a computer.

In case, you want to restore the files from your computer back to the iPhone, follow the below steps.

  • After launching iCareFone on your computer, connect your iPhone to it and click on the "Backup & Restore" option on the front tab.

    iCloud restore stuck at 'restoring app data' – backup and restore
  • Now, click on "To view or restore previous backup files" option present on the lower-left corner and it will display all the backup files on the computer.

    iCloud restore stuck at 'restoring app data' - display
  • Now, select the latest backup or the one you want. If it is password-protected, enter the password.

    iCloud restore stuck at 'restoring app data' – enter password
  • You will see the files available on the backup. Now, select the ones you want to restore and save them on either your computer or iPhone.

    iCloud restore stuck at 'restoring app data' - complete

Final Thoughts

I hope that this article will help you to fix the issue of Cloud restores stuck at "restoring app data". You have to implement the afore-mentioned methods that we have walked you through to troubleshoot the issue yourself.

The best method to resolve this error is by repairing your iPhone using Tenorshare ReiBoot. Also, you should use Tenorshare iCareFone instead of iCloud to backup and restore your data – and save yourself from any unnecessary trouble.

  Updated on 2020-09-01 / Update for  iCloud Tips

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