Have you ever had an iPhone that was stuck in a repeating data recovery loop, and you couldn’t do anything about it? If so, then don’t worry, because we’ve got your back.
There are many different reasons why your iPhone might get stuck in a loop of data recovery. For example, if you connect your phone to the computer and erase the data inside it, the phone can go into a loop. But don’t worry! We will teach you how to do an iPhone attempting data recovery and fix it from happening again. Read on to learn how.
What Is a Data Recovery Loop?
When the data is not lost, it will be stored in different storage media. This information can be retrieved with a so-called “data recovery loop”. This is an additional recording track on which every section of one or more tracks is duplicated many times. When you find sections that show damage but still have readable bits, the loops provide copies that may help to reconstruct these damaged portions and then reassemble them into a usable form.
What causes data recovery loops?
Data recovery loops are caused by several issues that can arise within your iPhone’s operating system. For example, if you’re trying to update your phone and the update fails, this can cause your phone to enter a repeating data recovery loop. Another common reason for this is if you have too many apps installed on your device and then try to update one of them, but the update gets stuck in a cycle. Other causes include:
- A virus or malware infection
- A buggy app or device driver
- Corruption of your iPhone’s operating system files
- Damaged hardware in your phone like a faulty battery or damaged logic board (the motherboard)
If you’re not sure what’s causing the issue, download a copy of PhoneRescue for iOS to your computer and run it. The program will automatically scan your device and determine the cause of your problem. (You can also use it to save your data before you send it to your phone.)
How to Fix iPhone in Attempting Data Recovery Loop
If your phone is stuck in a data recovery loop, the first thing you should do is try to shut down your iPhone. If it won’t shut down, hold down the Sleep/Wake button and Home button simultaneously for about 10 seconds until your phone restarts (you’ll see the Apple logo). If that still doesn’t work, try pressing and holding the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons at the same time for about 10 seconds.
If your iPhone still won’t shut down or restart properly, press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and Volume Down button until you see an Apple logo. This should force your phone into Recovery Mode, where you can restore it with iTunes. If that doesn’t work, try connecting your iPhone to a computer with iTunes and hold down the Sleep/Wake button and Home button until you see an Apple logo.
If your phone is in Recovery Mode, you should see a Connect to iTunes screen on your device. If you don’t, make sure that the latest version of iTunes is installed on your computer (you can download it from Apple’s official website).
Once you’ve confirmed that the latest version of iTunes is installed, connect your iPhone to the computer and hold down both the Sleep/Wake button and Home button until you see an “iTunes” message on-screen. Click OK if prompted. This will launch iTunes and put your iPhone into Recovery Mode, where you can restore it.