FIX 'Attempting data recovery' on iPhone X/8/7/6 After iOS 12 Update

Jean updated on Sep 25, 2019 to iPhone Data Recovery | How-to Articles


This page covers everything you want to know about how to fix iPhone iPad 'attempting data recovery' loop, and how to get back lost data after iOS 12 update failed in attempting data recovery via iTunes.

iPhone X stuck on 'Attempting data recovery' loop and finally failed

"Connected my iPhone to my PC and iTunes asks me to update the software to iOS 13 today, and I did so. Now the iPhone has been stuck on a white screen saying attempting data recovery. Once that is gone it says that update failed and comes back saying press home button to restore."

About 'Attempting data recovery' on iPhone/iPad

Pretty much this is a message only showing up when updating new iOS versions via iTunes. It's a process for iPhone iPad data recovery automatically after iOS updating. It will finish soon normally and restarted your iPhone without nothing to lose.

However, things won't go well all the time. Many users are easily caught up in an unfortunate moment that their devices cannot bypass the 'Attempting data recovery' screen. Or even the message disappeared and iPhone restarted in the end, important data didn't be restored as expected. That's why many people reported that restarted iPhone but photos are gone and photos disappeared from camera roll after an update, etc. For what I know, 'Attempting data recovery' failure is a commonplace phenomenon from iOS versions from 10.0.1 to 12.

Tip: Directly jump to the FINAL PART whenever you seek the best iPhone data recovery solution. The detailed guide is provided in that area.

How to fix 'Attempting data recovery' stuck issue on iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/X/8/7/6

Remember. Try a force restarting whenever you encountered iOS system issues like this one. For example, the iPhone keeps freezing or crashing or unresponding very frequently. A force restart could essentially solve most of the system and apps related issues.

For iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/8 Plus:

  • Quickly press and then release the volume up button.
  • Quickly press and then release the volume down button.
  • Press and hold the Power button (on the other side) until you see the Apple logo.
  • Enter your passcode at startup, even if you usually use a fingerprint for ID.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus:

  • Press the power/lock key on the right side of the phone.
  • At the same time press and hold the volume down key on the left.
  • Wait for the Apple logo to appear (you may see the Slide to Power Off slider, but keep holding the side buttons while the iPhone skips this step), the phone will then go through its startup sequence.
  • Enter your passcode at startup, even if you usually use a fingerprint for ID.

For iPhone 6s/SE or earlier:

  • Hold down the Home button (the one on the front of the iPhone or iPad) as well as the power button.
  • Keep both buttons held until the Apple logo appears.
  • Now let go of the buttons and wait while your device completes its start sequence.
  • Enter your passcode at startup, even if you usually use a fingerprint for ID.

How to recover data after 'Attempting data recovery' failed?

Don't so panic even your iPhone iPad didn't make a complete restore of data when iPhone iPad attempting data recovery failed. Before it's too late to protect new data from overwriting the old and causing more serious data loss, please download EaseUS MobiSaver immediately on your Windows PC or Mac. Let the software scan through your device and recover data as much as possible.

There are three recovery modes for you to choose to begin.

'Recover from iOS device' can be widely applied when you wish to recover files such as contacts, text messages, WhatsApp messages, iMessages, call history, notes, voice memos, etc. You can only directly recover photos from internal storage on old iPhone types such as iPhone 4s.

However, if your iCloud or iTunes backup option is enabled, you can simply recover everything from its backup location. In a word, treat this software as an iPhone backup extractor.

Follow a simple guide on how to recover iPhone data with EaseUS MobiSaver.

Step 1. Choose a recovery mode among "Recover from iOS device", "Recover from iTunes", "Recover from iCloud". Click Scan. Please enter your Apple ID and passwords when it's necessary.

choose a recovery mode

Step 2. After the scan is over, select the target data files under the specific categories and click Recover.

select files and click recover


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