[Solved] Can’t Update or Restore iPhone Using iTunes: Mac/PC

You are unable to backup on iTunes OR Don’t Restore using iTunes using simple process, here is the best solution for above two critical situations. That time you must have to update or restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch through iTunes. But your iPad, iPod or iPhone can’t restore or update through iTunes.

Passcode can’t recover without Apple ID, but in some cases, you forgot apple ID and Password then you have to unlock your device to use it again (Unlock your device apple will charge you $80). Or do the factory reset by using recovery mode update or restore with no cost.

So you must have to try force recovery mode in below cases

  • iTunes doesn’t recognize or showing It’s in recovery mode
  • Device Stuck on apple logo only, Not showing loading progress bar
  • Only showing connect to iTunes screen

Steps for iPhone can’t restore or update on iTunes: iPad, iPod touch running iOS 11, iOS 10/9/8

Step 1: Turn off your device (Press Sleep and Wake button at a time).

Step 2: Connect your iOS device (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) to USB lighting cable to Mac/PC iTunes. (Use Latest Version of iTunes, Check and Update iTunes)

Step 3: Force Restart the Device,

iPhone 5S/6/6 Plus/ 6S/ 6S Plus: Press And Hold Sleep/Wake Button + Home Button until you See Recovery mode.

iPhone 7/7 Plus: Press Sleep/ Wake Button + Volume Down Button until you see Recovery mode.

iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X: Hard Reboot iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone X [Recovery Mode]

1 Name of Button on iPhone 7 7 Plus iPhone 6 6 Plus iPhone

You may see Apple logo but don’t release buttons.

Next, you will see the screen below (Recover mode).  At that time, Release Both Buttons at once.

Once iPhone is in recovery mode, See the Mac/PC screen, iTunes will ask for Update or Restore Device.

Note: In the case, you can’t find the below screen (Recovery Mode) repeat step 1 to step 3 again.

2 iPhone Screen in Recovery Mode

After successfully connected device with iTunes, you will locate the message from iTunes, “iTunes has detected your iPhone/ iPad or iPod touch” in recovery mode.

iPhone can’t restore or update with iOS 7/iOS 8

Are you Choosing “Update”: iTunes download the latest Software for your iOS device models and install it. After that Restore the old recent backup on your Device (iPhone).

Now you can restore, update your device with your last backup automatically by press on the restore button. With restore button press you can erase your iOS device (iPhone, iPad or iPod touch) data completely including passcode, Touch ID settings.

After your device factory reset, complete your device will be restart with hello screen.

Now you have own entirely new device. Do setup as a new device as you purchase from Apple.

Still, you can’t be able to update or Restore Device, contact Apple support team at the nearest apple store.

Get Out From Recovery mode,

iPhone is connected with iTunes right, Press Home button + Sleep/Wake button for iPhone 6 and Earlier.

Home Button + Volume Down button for iPhone 7 or Later. Release Sleep/Wake Button or Volume Down button until you see the apple logo on the screen.

Leave the Cable and wait for restart device.

iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode: Unable to Complete Update or Restore

DFU Mode next level of fix this issues most of the problems solved by follow DFU restore process.

DFU Stands for Default Firmware Update, iTunes will Manage batter then Recovery mode, Let’s Begin the Process.

Connect your iPhone to iTunes on Mac or PC. It Doesn’t matter iPhone is on or off.

Learn iPhone Side button name, From above image.

Now, Press Sleep/Wake Button + Home button (for iPhone 6 or Before) and Sleep/Wake button + Volume Down Button (For iPhone 7 or later- iPhone 8 (Plus) – iPhone X)

Wait for 8 seconds by continues hold down both buttons. after 8 seconds release Sleep/Wake Button and continue to hold the Home button on iPhone 6 or before and Volume Down button for iPhone 7 or later.

Next, Time to release Home button or Volume down button until you see “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode“.

Your iPhone display is black (If not Black screen, Repeat steps above for Put DFU mode), And Now Restore using iTunes.

That’s it.

You can try: iPhone can’t showing or connect in iTunes.

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