iOS 12/13/14 Downgrade Stuck at Attempting Data Recovery, How to Fix

"I tried downgrading from iOS 12 to iOS 11.4 and this screen popped up. After 5 tries, it always ends with 'data recovery failed'. If there is any way I could get this fixed please let me know."

stuck at attempting data recovery screen

Surely, some Apple users might be facing the same issue while attempting data recovery after iOS 12/13 update. They might be fearing data loss as well. But here are the ways to fix the issue and restore the device back to normal.

3 Ways to Fix iOS 12/13 Downgrade Stuck at Attempting Data Recovery

Way 1: Force Restart Your Device

Firstly, one shall try this method as a first aid when the iPhone keeps attempting data recovery and gets stuck. When the normal restart doesn’t work, the user can force restart the device and try getting it back to normal. However, the steps would vary from iPhone X/8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7+, iPhone 6 and earlier devices. Following are the steps for each of the devices:

Force Restart for iPhone X/8/8 Plus

1. Press and release the Volume Up button.

2. Press and release the Volume Down button.

3. Press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo on your screen.

force restart iphone x

Force Restart for iPhone 7/7+

1. Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Volume down buttons at the same time.

2. Keep holding the buttons until Apple logo appears on the screen.

3. Once the logo appears, release the buttons and phone will restart.

Force Restart for iPhone 6 and earlier devices

1.Press and hold the home and lock buttons together.

2.Release the buttons once the Apple logo appears on the screen.

force restart iphone

Way 2: Fix iOS 12/13 Downgrade Attempting Data Recovery with iOS Downgrade Tool

UltFone iOS system repair is simply a one click solution to fix all the iOS stuck issues. One of the issues being while downgrading iOS 12 the device might get stuck at attempting data recovery screen. With this tool, one can resolve all such issues without any data loss. The step by step guide for using this software is as follows:

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Step 1: Download and install iOS system repair tool on your computer and connect your iOS device to the computer via USB cable.

Step 2: Once connected, choose Repairing Operation System mode.

connect device and choose UltFone repairing operation system

Step 3: If your phone is detected you will see the screen with "Fix Now" and click the button. The tool will automatically list out the available iOS version and click Download Now to start. Once downloaded, you can click Repair now to install the iOS version on your phone, your problem with stucking on attempting data recovery will be solved.

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Way 3: Restore with iTunes in Recovery Mode

If the users are unable to update or restore the Apple device, they can simply put it to the recovery mode and restore it with iTunes. Yes, that means if while downgrading iOS12 your iPhone screen stuck at attempting data recovery appears, you can easily restore it with iTunes. Following are the steps:

1. Firstly make sure that you are using the latest version of iTunes.

2. First connect the Apple device to the PC and then open iTunes.

3. While your device is connected, force restart the device as discussed above. But make sure you do not release the buttons when Apple logo appears on the screen. Keep holding until you see the connect to iTunes screen.

connect to itunes screen

4. When you see the option to Restore or Update, click “Restore”.

restore tab

This process might wipe off all your data. But we have a solution for that too. One can use UltFone iOS data recovery tool to recover the lost data from the iPhone, which is a very popular iPhone data recovery tool. For any kind of iPhone data loss, this user friendly software enables one to quickly recover all the deleted, lost iPhone files including images, contacts, messages, etc.

Conclusion:

So, now with iOS System Repair Tool, if the iPhone keeps attempting data recovery after downgrading and gets stuck at that screen, one need not worry. It is a classic one click solution which resolves this issue in no time. iOS Downgrade Tool has the cure for all kinds of stuck issues in iPhone update.

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