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Question: What does Iphone in Recovery mode mean?

I connected my iphone to itunes and a message poped up asking if i would like to update my phone. I said yes. And after waiting for a while i got a message saying that it was unable to download because an error had occured. I am now unable to connect / use my phone. When plugged into itunes, it say that a iphone in recovery mode has been detected. It also says that i must restore my iphone. What is recovery mode? and What will be erase if i restore? I have all of my music and apps on my computer in itunes.

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Mar 11, 2012 10:09 AM in response to mmdirrane In response to mmdirrane

Recovery mode is a method to force a restore. If you have a backup, you can restore the backup and sync all your iTunes library and contacts - returning everything to the phone. However, if the problem lies in corrupted data or setting that are in the backup, you may have to restore as new, losing some data (not iTunes content)

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Mar 11, 2012 10:09 AM in response to mmdirrane In response to mmdirrane

Hi there,


Recovery mode is where something has gone wrong with the software on your iPhone, so it can't be used. To be safe, you must therefore restore your device.


As longs as all your Music and Apps are on your computer, you will lose nothing. If you restore from backup, your iPhone will be exactly how it was when you last backed up.


Have a great day,


Nathan

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