How To Restore iPhone Without iTunes
iTunes is very much useful for your iPhone/iPad. It restores data or factory reset any iOS device if the device is frozen, locked, or dead. There can many situations in which you would like to restore or factory reset iPhone or iPhone data without using iTunes, for example: In case if iTunes fails to restore the disabled or locked iPhone.
How to restore iPhone without iTunes in recovery mode?
You may need to get your iPhone out of recovery:
- If iTunes shows any error 3194, 4013, 4014, 9, 51, etc. Or when you are trying to restore iPhone with iTunes.
- If you don’t get any iTunes backup.
- If you only need to extract several contacts/photos instead of restoring whole iTunes backup.
Here are 2 ways to restore an iPhone without iTunes that can be applied to iPhone 5s/SE/6/6 Plus/6s/6s Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 8/8 Plus/X, and also iPad of all models:
- Restore disabled/frozen/locked iPhone without iTunes
- Recover iPhone data without iTunes.
1: How To Restore iPhone System Without iTunes: Disabled/frozen/locked
In case your iPhone is stuck at recovery mode, DFU mode or if it is disabled after entering the wrong passcode many times, you will need to factory reset your iPhone with iTunes. Sometimes, iTunes may however stop working when you really need it or may fail to fix your iPhone back to normal by showing an error 3194, 3013/3014.
There is luckily another way by which you can format your iPhone without iTunes.
- By using FonePaw iOS System Recovery which can reset your iPhone without iTunes and also get your device out of abnormal states. It may also:
Factory Reset Locked iPhone without iTunes:
By Restoring iPhone which is stuck at recovery mode/DFU mode without iTunes;
To fix the iPhone which is in a boot loop, also bring frozen status back to normal;
Step 1. By Downloading iOS System Recovery to PC/Mac
You have to press the download button below to get iOS System Recovery on your PC or Mac and then launch the program and select “iOS system recovery.
Step 2. Connect your iPhone to Computer
First, connect your disabled or frozen iPhone to the program and if your iPhone is in recovery mode, then the program will detect if your device is in an abnormal state, and then just click Confirm to continue.
In case your iPhone is disabled, then click Advanced Mode to continue.
Step 3. Now Enter Recovery Mode/DFU Mode
In case if you’ve have chosen Advanced Mode, you will have to follow the instructions to put your device in DFU mode. If you haven’t followed the instruction of entering Recovery mode on your iPhone. You may skip this step if your iPhone is stuck at recovery mode or DFU mode.
Step 4. Enter Information of Your iPhone which you want to recover:
You will have to confirm the device name and the model of your iPhone and also make sure the information is correct.
Step 5. To Restore iPhone Without iTunes
Once you Click Repair, the program will download all the suitable firmware according to the information provided and will begin to restore your iPhone.
Once the program is done, your iPhone will be fixed. Make sure that if you restore the disabled iPhone in Advanced Mode, all your data will be gone once you reset the device. Once your iPhone is out of recovery mode, Apple logo screen, black screen in Regular Mode, all your data will be fine.
2: How to restore iPhone without iTunes in recovery mode?
If you’ve accidentally deleted any important data such as contacts, photos, videos, SMS on your iPhone, the FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery can help you recover lost data from iPhone without iTunes. You may Recover files from iPhone directly. It will Restore data selectively from iTunes/iCloud backups. It Can be used to recover all kinds of files when your iPhone is water damaged, lost, frozen, or locked. This works with iPhone/iPad running on the latest iOS 11.
Step 1. To Launch FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery
Once if you have downloaded and installed the program, you may run it on PC with double clicks. Then connect the iPhone to the computer via a USB cable, select the first recovery mode by clicking “Recover from iOS Device” and now click on “Start Scan” to continue.
Note: In case you have an iTunes backup, you may choose “Recover from iTunes Backup File” to restore the iPhone from any iTunes backups without iTunes.
In case your iPhone has backed up to iCloud, you may simply restore iPhone from iCloud by entering Apple ID and password in the “Recover from iCloud Backup File” mode.
Step 2. To Scan iPhone data on PC
All your iPhone data will be automatically scanned. You can also stop or pause the scanning process at any point.
Step 3. To restore and preview all your iPhone data
As soon as you see that all your iPhone files are listed on the menu in certain categories you may then Select “Camera Roll” or “Videos” or “Contacts” or “Notes” or any data you would like to take a deep preview. But you will have to Just mark down the items that you wanted to get back or restore to iPhone and then you may hit on the “Recover” button which will save all marked files to PC.
How To Restore iPhone Without iTunes: Conclusion
So, in this blog, we discussed How to Restore iPhone without iTunes in just 3 steps and How to Restore iPhone without iTunes if it is locked/disabled/frozen in 5 steps! This is how you may recover all your data without using iTunes backup.
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