How to fix Dead iPhone and recover data from dead iPhone without backup

EelPhone author Alex Scott, 31 October, 2018


We are going to provide steps about how to fix Dead iPhone for free and how to fix Dead iPhone without data loss, and also one method to recover data from dead iPhone without backup.

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 screen frozen with the 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? How to retrieve the important data like photos, videos, contacts, notes, text messages from your dead iPhone? Go on to read this passage and you will come to know.

Part 1: 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. Follow the steps below.

Strategy 1: Have your iPhone fully charged
Check if the problem appears for the reason of draining power. If your iPhone turns to the normal mode after get charged, the dead iPhone problem is solved.

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.
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.

Part 2: 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-iOS System Recovery, 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 iPhone Data Recovery, click " iOS System Recovery " from the page.
Fix Dead iPhone

Step 2: In the next page we can see which issues we can fix and we should note that:
1. iOS will update to the latest version after restoring.
2. Unlocked network will be re-locked.
3.Device will be restored to non-jaibroken state after restoring.
Click " Start " to go on.
Fix Dead iPhone

Step 3: Connect your dead iPhone to PC via USB cable.
Connect to PC

Step 4: 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 ".
Confirm iPhone model

Step 5: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.

Part 3: How to recover data from Dead iPhone without backup?

First of all, we have to point out that when you get stuck in the Dead iPhone mode and even the official told you that your iPhone cannot get back you need to resort to some professional tool to retrieve the important data stored in your dead iPhone. We strongly recommend you Eelphone iPhone Data Recovery who is expert in data retrieval, data transmission and data backup. It supports almost all the iPhone models including the newest iPhone X / iPhone 8 and certainly iPhone 7 / 7 Plus / 6 / 6 Plus / 6s / 5s / 5. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Download the program and install in on your PC
Click on the download button by choosing the version that is compatible with your PC system. Wait for the end of the installation process. After that, launch the program on your PC.

Step 2: Connect your iPhone to your computer
Plug in your iPhone to PC via USB cable. Select the function “ iPhone Data Recovery ” from the dashboard. Let the program detect your device automatically.
Click iPhone Data Recovery
Click Start to scan your iPhone

Step 3: Scan the residual data in your iPhone
Confirm if the scanned model is the same as your device. Choose the function “ Recover from iOS device ”. Click on the button “ Start ” to get started.
Select the type of data you want to recover
Step 4: Preview the scanning result and choose the data you want to recover
After the scanning is finished, you can preview them from the result. Check the box of the data type you want to recover and hit on the button “ Recover ”. And now all the data you have chosen will be retrieved from your iPhone and transferred to your PC.
Click Recover to retrieve your iPhone data

And that is all about how to recover data when iPhone dead and fix Dead iPhone. If you find it helpful, don't hesitate to tell us by leaving your comments below.

Alex Scott

This article was updated on 06 May, 2019