Q:"How do I fix a restore error on my iPhone?" - Nacy

If you're one of those people who suffers from iPhone won't restore error, you are bound to see similar questions in the process to find the solutions, such as 'What do you do when your iPhone won't restore?', 'Why can't I restore my iPhone from backup?', 'How do I restore iPhone after update failed?', etc. As you can see, this is a quite common issue for iPhone users. Therefore, don't lose your head. Just take the time to know the general situations and possible solutions now.

Common Cases of iPhone Could Not Be Restored

According to what complained and reported by iPhone users, there are various common cases you may meet to get into iPhone restore error. Here is what we collected for you.

1. The iPhone could not be restored due to an unknown error occurred.

2. The iPhone could not be restored after jailbreak.

3. The restore was interrupted when you are in attempt at using iCloud.

4. The iPhone won't restore after iOS update (iOS 12 update or iTunes update).

5. iTunes can't restore from a backup because the backup is incompatible or corrupt.

Solution 1: Check for Updates in iTunes

It's possible that your old iTunes cannot be compatible with the iPhone, which causes the restore failure. Thus, you should ensure that you have installed the latest version of iTunes on your PC or Mac. You can either do it on the iTunes menu bar or make it from Apple iTunes download page. Get the up-to-date iTunes as follows:
On a Windows computer:
Step 1: Open iTunes on PC;
Step 2: Go to the top of Windows iTunes menu bar and click the "Help" option;
Step 3: Find and click on the "Check for Updates" from its drop-down list and start to make update.
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On a Mac computer:
Step 1: Open iTunes on Mac;
Step 2: Go for "iTunes" > "Check for Updates...";
Step 3: Update iTunes to the latest version by following the onscreen prompts.

Solution 2: Hard Reset iPhone to Fix iPhone Can't Restore

Just like you do a hard reset when you're troubled in iPhone no service issue, this time you can as well apply the same method to have a repair. This widely-used solution is actually simple to operate. Just do as below:
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For iPhone 8 and later: firstly quickly press and release the "Volume Up" button and then quickly press and release the "Volume Down" button. Next press and hold the "Side" button.
For iPhone 7/7 Plus: press & hold the "Power" button as well as the "Volume Down" button at the same time. Release both of them until the Apple logo shows.
For iPhone 6s and earlier: Keep pressing and holding the "Home" button and the "Power" button simultaneously and release until you can see the Apple logo.

Solution 3: Fix iPhone Won't Restore with iOS Repair Tool (Ultimate Way)

It may not be easy for you to judge the specific situation and adopt the corresponding solution. In this case, go to use Joyoshare UltFix. This iOS system recovery can function to fix all kinds of iPhone not restoring problems. More than that, it's free and forthright to instantly put iPhone into Recovery Mode with just one click.

You don't have to worry about the compatibility. This superb iOS repair tool is powerful enough to support all iPhone, iPad or iPod touch models (iOS 12 included). Apart from this iPhone won't restore or update error, you can additionally have right to repair system problems, such as iPhone stuck in white Apple logo, iPad frozen, iPhone stuck in boot loop, black screen, iPhone keeps restarting, iPhone activation error, etc.

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