iPhone Completely Locked Up during an Update: How to Fix

How to fix iPhone completely locked up after ios upgrade

“Help! My iPhone 6 has locked up when i update an os software, and the progress bar appears to be about 70% finished but it won’t go the rest of the way across the screen.
It’s been this way for two hour. Any suggestions?”

– Apple discussion

To make iPhone or iPad better, many users often upgrade the new iOS, OS software or ordinary app on their iPhone/iPad, sometimes there are something wrong happen, such as iPhone/iPad completely locked up during an update or stuck at “slide to upgrade”. No one wants to see these, but actually no one can stop it, so we find out 3 ways to fix it:


The first thing you need to do is reset your iPhone/iPad when it locked up during update, which is turn off your iDevices and then turn it on. And believe that almost all the iOS users know how to reset an iPhone/iPad: just press and hold both the home and the sleep/wake buttons simultaneously for at least 10 seconds. If you find Apple logo screen appears on the iPhone/iPad, it proves that the hard reset works.


If your iPhone/iPad still lockup after reset or won’t get past the Apple screen, you need to restore your iPhone. Now connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer, launch the newest iTunes, Click on the button if it appears as usual, then click on “Summary” >> “Restore”. If iTunes cannot recognize your iPhone, you’ll need to put it in recovery mode first, here we recommend you can use a free reboot tool named Tenorshare Reiboot, which can get your iPhone into recovery mode with only one click.


If unfortunately the reset and restore can’t fix your iPhone/iPad locked up during iOS update, you may need to repair your iOS system, and there is an iPhone Care Pro can easily download firmware to fix your iPhone locked up during new iOS or OS software upgrade because of iOS error. It is ease-to-use and efficient, and definitely can help you!

Only three ways, you can fix iPhone/iPad completely locked up after update, just give it a try! If you still have question with the methods above, you also can read a more detailed article: http://www.tenorshare.com/iphone-data/how-to-fix-frozen-iphone-during-ios-8-update.html

How to Put iPhone/iPad/iPod Out of Recovery Mode after iOS 8 Update

Once my iPhone 5s updated the iOS to beta iOS 8, it immediately went into Recovery Mode, with the iTunes symbol. I plugged it into my computer, and it says I need to restore the iPhone. I click Restore, but it says it can’t connect because of my network connection. What do I do to get my iPhone fixed?

Get iPhone, iPad, iPod Out of Recovery Mode with One Click

If the iOS devices stuck in the recovery mode, all you’re going to see on the screen is the iTunes icon with a cable pointing to a white arrow – telling you to plug your device to iTunes and restore. But in this case, the problem is restore doesn’t work. However, there is no need to fret. What you should do is to find an efficient way to kick iPhone out of the recovery mode.

One easy way to do this would be to use the free and safe software ReiBoot. It comes with two buttons: “Enter Recovery Mode” and “Exit Recovery Mode”(Main profile seen as below)

enter and exit iOS recovery mode



How to Use ReiBoot to Exit iOS Recovery Mode?

>> Free download and install ReiBoot from official site:


>> Connect your iPhone(or iPad, iPod) to the computer

>> Start ReiBoot, it will detect your device automatically

>> Next, you will see the two buttons on the interface. Click “Exit Recovery Mode”

After this, you will see your iPhone turn to normal apple logo then start on.

Put iPhone (and More iOS Devices) into Recovery Mode Easily and Quickly with ReiBoot

If the iPhone got into a problem related to jailbreak, restore, update, etc. you may need to user recovery mode to fix it. To enter iOS recovery mode, ReiBoot is also a good choice. It is just as easy as to exit Recovery Mode demonstrated on the above.

Use it and you can make it easily with one click.

iOS 8 Beta – Whether to Install It or Not – Why & Why Not?

iOS 8

iOS 8 Beta

As a new gadget, iOS 8 always attracts a lot of iFans’s attention. And needless to say, there is a large amount of people want to experience it as soon as possible. However, there are still many bugs on iOS 8 beta. Developers are devoting themselves to provide you with a bug-free and comfortable system. The official version is going to come at autumn.

If you still can’t wait to have an experience with the new iOS 8, just go ahead. To the worst, downgrade iOS 8 to iOS 7. While I am admired by your adventurous courage, I would suggest you to be serious to try iOS 8 beta.

The following reasons telling you why you should be careful to install iOS 8:

  1. Compatibility issues with apps
  2. Full of bug
  3. No jailbreak
  4. No help from developer or Apple

And more…

Note: If you failed to upgrade to iOS 8 and lost data, try to use iPhone data recovery software to recover lost data.

Worse still, iTunes asking for a password at backup restore? Use iPhone backup password unlocker to recover or remove the password.

How to Extract iPhone Backup Files on Windows iTunes

“I have backed up my iPhone file, but I don’t how to extract iPhone backup file on Windows iTunes, Can you tell me a solution to solve it?”

— From Apple Support Community

We can see, this user want to extract iPhone backup files from iTunes on Windows PC. iTunes backup files are saved on your computer disk with .sqlite_db files. You can’t access it as normal files like word, excel, txt, jpg, etc. If you happen to have this problem, please read on.

To Extract iPhone Backup Files

Benefits Got from This Backup File Extracting: You can read and use the extracted files directly is one; you can save the data permanently without worrying data loss is the other.

You can save the inaccessible files to computer disk as excel, txt or media files so that you can read, check them directly. In addition, you won’t lose the data even you deleted or lost them on iPhone, you have a permanent backup on computer.

What You Need

A professional iTunes Data Extractor: Free download iTunes Data Recovery here.

A Windows PC: Use to download and install the iTunes files extractor

An iPhone Backup: It can be one originally synced to this computer or one transferred from another computer. Learn how to transfer backup files from one computer to another.

Before You Begin

Under the discussion on Apple Support community, another user asked another question:

connect to iTunes

iPhone Recovery Mode

I have an iPhone 5s which decided to stop working and I only got an iTunes icon with a plug in on my screen.  I restored to original, tried to backup from iTunes, said I needed password, never recall checking box to encrypt.  I tried backup from earlier 4s phone which I still have.  That worked but I need my recent backup, bad. I am afraid that is not going to be possible.  I called Apple again and was told to sit and enter passwords all day, essentially.  I have only a few passwords I have ever used and they do not work.  Do I give up?  Thank you for any advice.


In Ann’s case, firstly, her iPhone got an iTune icon with a plug in on screen, this is indeed that her iPhone stuck on recovery mode. The free tool ReiBoot is the recommended software to fix your iPhone when stuck on recovery mode screen. With ReiBoot, there is no need to restore iPhone to original.

Secondly, after the restore, iPhone becomes an empty one then she needs to restore iPhone from backup, what the disaster is iTunes asks for a password to restore from encrypted backup. But the problem is she never recall setting up the password, how can she know what the password is. Now she can do nothing but to seek for help from iPhone Backup Unlocker.

If you also have the same problem, hope this helps.

Start to Extract the Backup via iTunes Backup Extractor

Now you can extract your backup without any restriction. Simple but efficient steps are needed to use this iTunes data recovery.

Tenorshare iTunes Data Recovery

iTunes data extractor

Download, install >Scan >Preview >Recover (Extract)

Have a try and you can get how great it is.

Tenorshare ReiBoot – Free Enter & Exit iPhone Recovery Mode with One Click

iOS Recovery Mode

enter exit iPhone recovery mode

iPhone Recovery Mode

iOS Recovery Mode is a failsafe in iBoot that is used to reflash the device with a new OS, whether the currently installed one is somehow damaged or the device is undergoing an upgrade via iTunes. To be brief, when you are doing a standard iOS upgrade or restore, you need to access your device into recoverymode. And more situations that you need entering iPhone Recovery Mode are mentioned in the below.

Note that though the traditional operation to eneter DFU mode is similar to Recovery Mode, they are different states indeed. More about DFU mode and Recovery Mode, please visit: 3 Different Modes: DFU mode, Recovery Mode and Safe Mode.

When Do You Need to Enter iPhone Recovery Mode?

Though sometimes you are confused to be stuck in recovery mode or stuck in reboot loop, sometimes you need to enter iPhone Recovery Mode.

1: The most used case is related to jailbreak.
2: iPhone continuously restarts but never displays the Home screen.
3: An update or restore did not complete and the device is no longer recognized in iTunes.
4: The silver Apple logo has been on screen, with no change, for many minutes.
5: You’ve installed an iOS update and your device gets stuck in a continuous restart loop. This can happen when something goes wrong with the update, or when you have extremely low battery life when installing the update.

And some other cases that can lead to your iPhone unable to restart/reboot normally, stuck in Apple logo, and so on…

How to Enter & Exit iPhone Recovery Mode with Single Click? – Tenorshare iPhone ReiBoot

reboot iPhone

Tenorshare ReiBoot

Maybe in the past, you will need to enter or exit the Recovery mode with complicated steps just introduced from the internet. It does work in many cases, however, if you run improperly, it won’t work. That is, it is not 100% positive to be working. Just regardless of the complicated operation. Worse still, the complicated operation to enter recovery mode may lead to iPhone data loss. And I have demonstrated how to recover lost data when iPhone stuck in recovery mode before.

Now, with Tenorshare ReiBoot, you can freely enter and exit iPhone/iOS recovery with one click, instead of complicated steps. Moreover, it is totally free, zero quality loss, no device damage. Just take it free and easy to use it.

If you are also interested on entering iPhone recovery mode with traditional method, you can go to how to enter iPhone/iPad/iPod recovery mode.

Note: Tenorshare ReiBoot works on all iOS devices – iPhone 5S, iPhone 5C, iPhone 5/4S/4/3GS; iPad Air, iPad Mini/Mini 2, iPad with Retina Display, iPad 3, iPad2, iPad; iPod touch 5 and 4. Both Windows and Mac version are available on official site and download sites. Windows and Mac users should download the corresponding version.

Tenorshare ReiBoot for Mac  Tenorshare ReiBoot for Windows