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fix iPhone 4S in recovery mode after updating from IOS5 to 6.1.3

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How do i get my iPhone 4S out of recovery mode without losing all my data? I am not very tech savvy and too scared to do anything without instruction. My phone went into recovery mode when updating from IOS5 to 6.1.3 (or whatever was the latest yesterday). Oh how I wish I hadn't. I think I want my IOS5 back!

 

Can I use Google Maps on 6.1.3?

iPhone 4S, iOS 6.1.3
  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)

    Liz2329 wrote:

     

    How do i get my iPhone 4S out of recovery mode without losing all my data? I am not very tech savvy and too scared to do anything without instruction. My phone went into recovery mode when updating from IOS5 to 6.1.3 (or whatever was the latest yesterday). Oh how I wish I hadn't. I think I want my IOS5 back!

     

    Can I use Google Maps on 6.1.3?

    If you kept regular backups on your computer you can restore the latest backup after fixing the recovery mode problem.

     

    Google maps is available as a free app in the App Store, and it is years ahead of the one that was built in to earlier versions.

  • ios decipher Level 4 Level 4 (2,595 points)

    You need to restore the iPhone first, the article below will guide you:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1808

     

    After restoring to factory settings iTunes on Your PC/Mac should say "Welcom to your new iPhone" when you see this there is an option to either set up as new or restore from back up. You want to select restore from back up.

  • ios decipher Level 4 Level 4 (2,595 points)

    The restore from back up option is not available when an iphone is in recovery hence why you do not see it. The article i priovided you shows how to restore the iphone if you wish to restore from back up after setting up the iPhone then the article below can help you out:

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1766

  • ios decipher Level 4 Level 4 (2,595 points)

    Just follow the prompts to restore, as I said you have no restore from back up because the iPhone needs to be restored to factory settings first then set it up. In terms of the content you downloaded onto the iPhone they are no longer there. But in saying that content downloaded from the iTunes Store is always attached to the Apple ID it was downloaded with so you will be able to redownload that content.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,500 points)

    You can set up automatic backups to iCloud. It will then back up apprximately every 24 hours. You can also back up to your computer, in addition the the iCloud backup. See: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5262

     

    If you upgrade your iPhone using iTunes on your computer rather than over the air it takes longer, but the very first step is a backup, so even if something goes wrong you still have the most recent contents of the phone available to restore.

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