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How to Fix Dead iPhone For Free and Without Losing Data

Alex Scott,  31 October, 2018
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We are going to provide steps about how to fix Dead iPhone for free and how to fix Dead iPhone without data loss, choose one suitable method to fix dead iPhone.

When you are using your iPhone XR / XS / XS MAX / X / 8 with the newest system iOS 12, or other model like iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 5s / 5 as what you do in usual, your iPhone suddenly encounters a problem called “Dead iPhone”. Your iPhone stuck completely into black screen or iPhone stuck on Apple Logo or with the letters “Verifying updated iPhone software” on the screen, maybe LED keeps flashing but your phone does not work. What is worse, it cannot be turned on or get restarted. What you can do now is to stand there hopelessly, worrying that the latest important data will be lost as you didn't back up in advance. So, how to fix dead iPhone?

Part 1: How to Fix Dead iPhone Without Any Data Loss

Why can't we fix dead iPhone without data loss? Of course there have a way to fix dead iPhone without data loss. When you don't want any data loss after the dead iPhone fixed, we should ask for one third party tool to fix dead iPhone-EelPhone OSFixit, who can fix dead iPhone when it is stuck into recovery mode, DFU mode, white Apple logo, can't power on or power off, black/red/blue screen restart Continuously etc . It support iPhone XS / XS Max / XR / X / 8/ 7 / 6s / 6 / 5s / 5c / 4S / 4 and iPod / iPad. We are going to see the detail step by step.

Step 1: Download EelPhone OSFixit, several feathers on EelPhone, click " Standard Mode " from the interface.
Fix Dead iPhone

Step 2: Connect your dead iPhone to PC via USB cable.
Connect to PC

Step 3: Confirm the iPhone model correctly, you can check the model from the back of your dead iPhone. The firmware package has been downloaded, click " Repair Now ". Make sure that we have selected the correct iPhone model for dead iPhone.
Confirm iPhone model

Step 4:We are in the process of repairing, keep connect the iPhone to PC during the whole process.
Fixing dead iPhone

Step 6: You iPhone come back, now you can use it normally without data loss.
Fix dead iPhone
If we choose other methods to fix dead iPhone rather than EelPhone iOS System Recovery, its better recover data from dead iPhone first of all. No worry of losing data after use the freeway to fix dead iPhone.

Part 2: How to Fix Dead iPhone for Free

In this tutorial, we will also show you how to fix a dead iPhone on your own for free, but we should point out the great possibility of data loss. All data in iPhone will be erased, but they are freeways to fix dead iPhone. Follow the steps below.

Strategy 1: Have your iPhone fully charged
Check if the problem appears for the reason for draining power. If your iPhone turns to the normal mode after get charged, the dead iPhone problem is solved. And make sure the useful power in iPhone afterwards, less power of iPhone will cause the sudden death of iPhone.

Strategy 2: Forcibly restart your iPhone
Press Home button and Power button at the same time until the Apple Logo comes up. For iPhone 7 / 7 Plus or newer models, press and hold the Volume Down button together with the Power button. Release after the Apple Logo shows up.

Strategy 3: Use Recovery Mode to restore your iPhone
If you have tried the strategies above and they didn't work, try this solution by using the Recovery Mode. But what we should focus on this method is the data loss, all data in dead iPhone will be erased then. If accepted, use this freeway to fix dead iPhone. But also need the help of iTunes on computer.
Step 1: Connect your Dead iPhone to your PC which has installed iTunes. Launch iTunes.

Step 2: Boot your iPhone into Recovery Mode by pressing Home button and Power button simultaneously for seconds to forcibly restart your iPhone. Release Power button until the Apple logo shows up but keep pressing all the time the Home button until you see iTunes screen on your PC.

Step 3: Click on “ Update ” from the options when iTunes pops up. If it cannot update, choose “ Restore ” in the following window.

Step 4: Once you have finished updating your iPhone, you may be able to set up your iPhone and restore the data you have backed up.

Workable methods to fix dead iPhone, and without one penny, choose the methods above to fix dead iPhone, for more want to fix dead iPhone without losing data, we should the help of EelPhone iOS System Recovery, which will fix dead iPhone safely and without any data loss after repaired the dead iPhone.

Alex Scott

This article was updated on 27 May, 2020

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