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3 methods to fix iPhone Stuck on connect to iTunes.

My iphone 8 failed to restore and it is now stuck on the connect to itunes screen and itunes doesn`t recognize it? I have tried restarting it and holding down the power and home button at the same time and the same screen keeps coming up. I can`t make any calls or anything because it`s frozen. - asked by Ema


My iphone started to update. it turned off and now it is stuck on the itunes screen. i am at a hotel and cannot connect to itunes. how can i stop it? My iphone will not cut back on without the itunes picture coming up. the update started. i am at a hotel and cannot connect to my itunes. how do i stop it and begin using my iphone again - asked by Sterling


iPhone stuck on connect to itunes screen


4 reasons that might cause iPhone stuck on connect to iTunes:

1. Mal-operations lead to your iPhone enters into DFU mode.

2. Failed iOS update. If the process of updating your iPhone to the latest iOS is interrupted suddenly, then you can see connect to iTunes on your screen.

3. iPhone system is broken.

4. Hardware Damage on iPhone.


3 Methods to fix iPhone Stuck on connect to iTunes screen


Method 1. Restart Your Device to fix iPhone Stuck on Connect to iTunes

If you see the iPhone stuck on Connect to iTunes screen, restart your device:


iPhone 8 or later: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Press and hold the Side button until you see the Apple logo.


iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus (7th generation): Press and hold both the Side (or Top) button and the Volume Down button for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.


iPhone 6s or earlier: Press and hold both the Side (or Top) button and the Home button for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo.


restart iphone


Method 2. Reinstall iOS to fix iPhone Stuck on Connect to iTunes

If you still see the Connect to iTunes screen after you restart, you need to reinstall iOS:

1. Make sure that you're using the latest version of iTunes.

2. Connect your device to your computer using the cable that came with your device. You should see this message: "There's a problem with the iPhone [your device name] that requires it to be updated or restored."

3. Click Update (not Restore) to reinstall iOS and keep your personal data.

iPhone stuck on connect to itunes screen - iTunes restore iPhone


Method 3. Fix iPhone Stuck on Connect to iTunes By Using FoneLab iOS System Recovery [Quick and Safe]

If the above method 1 and 2 fail to fix iPhone stuck on Connect to iTunes problem, you can try to use some iOS repair tools like FoneLab iOS System Recovery, Which can safely fix 50+ issues without any data loss, such as Black screen of death, stuck on Apple logo, stuck in Recovery mode etc. Download it below:

Download iOS System Recovery     download iOS System Recovery Mac

Follow below steps to solve the iPhone stuck on connect to iTunes using iOS System Recovery.


Step 1: Install and Launch the iOS System Recovery

When you download the software, install it on your computer, then launch it, the main interface as below, select the “iOS System Recovery”.

iOS System Recovery - interface


Connect your iPhone to computer with USB cable. After that, click "Start" button to begin to fix iPhone stuck on Connect to iTunes issue.

iPhone stuck on connect to itunes screen - issue


Step 2. Lead iPhone into Recovery or DFU mode, choose the Repair type

This step on the screenshot shows you how to make iPhone into recovery mode or DFU mode.

iPhone stuck on connect to itunes screen - into DFU mode


When you lead iPhone into DFU mode, You will be asked to select “Standard Mode” or “Advanced Mode” and then confirm the information of your iOS device. Here, select the “Standard Mode” to confirm, And then click “Optimaze/Repair” to start the fixing process.

iPhone stuck on connect to itunes - select mode


Step 3. Download the Compatible Firmware & to fix the issue

Here, you will be asked to confirm the model info and download firmware package, if not correct, you can choose your iPhone details by hand. Make sure to provide the correct details so that it can download the compatible firmware. click on "Respair" and it will start downloading the suitable firmware for your device. This may take several minutes as these files are very larger in size. When the download progress completed, to click on “Fix now” button to solve the problem of “iPhone stuck on connect to iTunes”.

iPhone stuck on connect to itunes screen - download firmware


iPhone stuck on connect to itunes - Repaired


That’s all about how to fix iPhone stuck on connect to iTunes screen issue. Hope you have worked out this troubleshoot.


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