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What to Do When iPhone Stuck on Restoring from Backup

Alex Scott,  07 May, 2022
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Summary

How to continue restoring iPhone from iCloud when restoring from iCloud backup taking forever? First of all, please repair iPhone restoring from iCloud stuck issue and then restore from backup again.




What Does Restoring from iCloud Mean


When you've done factory reset operation from iPhone settings or when you got one new iPhone, when iPhone restarts, from the Apps&Data screen, you can select the Restore from iCloud Backup option to restore iPhone from backup. All data and settings will come back.

How Long Does Restoring from iCloud Take?


After that you've selected the iCloud backup file from all iCloud backup files, how long does restoring from iCloud take depends on the size of the iCloud backup file you've selected to restore from. Please be patient when iPhone is restoring from iCloud backup and the iCloud backup is so big.

Why is My iPhone Stuck Restoring


It takes over an hour to restore from iCloud backup and won't finish. Why iPhone stuck on restoring from backup?

Backup File is Too Big
iPhone won't finish restoring over an hour, do you remember the size of the iCloud backup file you've selected? If the iCloud backup file is so big, please wait and be patient during the restoring process.

The network is Unavailable
Connected the available and stable network before restoring from iCloud backup. Check the network when restoring from iCloud not working. You can use another mobile device to test the network you've linked.

iPhone Storage is Limited
iPhone storage space is limited and can't store files from iCloud backup file. Please make sure that iPhone has enough storage space to save all files from iCloud backup. If iPhone storage space is smaller than iCloud backup file, restoring from iCloud stuck forever and won't finish.

But you should know also that restoring from backup file doesn't mean only iCloud backup, but also iTunes backup. You can restore from backup using computer or without computer. But when restoring from backup stuck, the tips to fix iPhone stuck on restoring from backup are almost same.

What to Do When iPhone Stuck on Restoring from Backup


You've connected iPhone to computer and restore from iTunes backup, but iPhone stuck on restoring from backup interface and won't proceed. Or when you restore from iCloud backup after factory reset from iPhone settings but iPhone stuck on restoring from iCloud. What can we do when iPhone stuck on restoring from backup? Follow the tips below.

Tip 1: EelPhone OSFixit Makes it Easier to Fix iPhone Stuck on Restoring from Backup


iPhone stuck on restoring from backup and frozen on the restoring screen. EelPhone OSFixit is the best and the quickest way to fix iPhone restoring from iCloud backup stuck issue with clicks. OSFixit is one compute app, so you should prepare one computer.


Step 1: Download EelPhone OSFixit to computer by clicking on the Download button above, and select the exact version according to your computer operation system. Launch OSFixit immediately after the installation. From the first interface, tap on the Standard Mode to fix iPhone stuck on restoring from backup.
iPhone Stuck on Restoring from Backup

Step 2: Plug iCloud restoring stuck iPhone to computer using a USB cable. If iPhone can't connect to OSFixit automatically, turn to the guide on the tool to link iPhone to the computer manually.
iPhone Stuck on Restoring from Backup

Step 3: Select one iOS version from the list, your iPhone will be updated to the iOS version you've selected from this interface and the tool will download the corresponding iPSW data package to repair iPhone stuck on restoring from backup issue.
iPhone Stuck on Restoring from Backup

Step 4: The iPSW data package will be downloaded and unpacked automatically then, don't unplug iPhone from computer during the process.
iPhone Stuck on Restoring from Backup

Step 5: iPSW data is necessary to fix restoring from iCloud photos stuck iPhone, so when iPSW data package is ready, tap on the Repair Now button. It's the last click before the successful operation to repair iPhone stuck when restoring.
iPhone Stuck on Restoring from Backup

The Standard Mode is the way to fix iPhone system issues without data loss, the Advanced Mode is the way to fix serious iOS system problems. For restoring from iCloud stuck issue, the data on iPhone is not important, you can restore from backup file after the repair process.

Tip 2: Restart or Force Restart iPhone


iPhone stuck on restoring from backup screen, you can't stop it using the hot-key or back icon on iPhone interface, you can power it off directly.
Hold the power button to power off iPhone and then hold it again to turn it on. It's lucky if you can restart iPhone normally. When you can't restart iPhone, you should force restart iPhone using the buttons on iPhone.
iPhone Stuck on Restoring from Backup

To forces restart iPhone, you can follow the guide about how to force restart iPhone from another article. When iPhone restarts, restore from iCloud backup again.

Tip 3: Free up iPhone


If you can stop iPhone from restoring from backup when iPhone stuck on restoring process, you'd better free up iPhone and then restore iPhone from backup. Especially when you restore from iTunes and iPhone stuck on restoring from backup and won't go on.
To free up more space on iPhone, you can clear cache and safari history on iPhone or erase useless files and apps from iPhone.
For a totally new iPhone, if iPhone storage is too small to save files from a backup file, you should increase iPhone storage space at first.

Tip 4: Put iPhone into Recovery Mode


When iPhone is in recovery mode, you can restore iPhone by making use of iTunes. However, it's not easy to put iPhone into recovery mode if iPhone stuck on restoring from backup, that's why we recommend using EelPhone OSFixit to fix iPhone restoring from iCloud backup taking forever.

Firstly, follow the guide about how to put iPhone into recovery mode step by step, when iPhone get into recovery mode with success, plug iPhone to computer where installed iTunes. One notice will pop up, tap on the Restore button to restore iPhone from iTunes. It's the way to factory reset iPhone, all exiting data and settings of iPhone will be erased.
When iPhone restarts after the restoration, you can try to restore from iCloud backup again from the Apps & Data screen.
iPhone Stuck on Restoring from Backup

Tip 5: Check Computer When Restoring iPhone from Backup Stuck Mac/Windows


When restoring iPhone from backup stuck Mac/Windows, apart from all tips above to repair iPhone, you should also check Mac/Windows status also.

Apart from the firm connection between iPhone and Mac/Windows, the available network is also important. Check the network on Mac/Windows, switch to another network and try again.

Update iTunes/Finder to the Latest Version.
If you can stop iPhone restoring from backup on Mac/Windows when restoring iPhone from backup stuck, before restoring from backup again, update iTunes/Finder to the latest version if there is one available version.

Reboot Mac/Windows
restoring iPhone from backup stuck Mac/Windows, reboot Mac/Windows using the power button. When PC restarts, restore iPhone from backup file one more time.

Restoring iPhone from backup stuck Mac/Windows, or iPhone stuck on restoring from backup file, follow the tips above to fix restoring from backup stuck issue one by one.


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