iPhone 14 Pro Attempting Data Recovery During iOS 16 Update?
Is your iPhone 14 Pro attempting data recovery during iOS 16 update? Screen turns white and a black Apple logo with a progress bar is displayed? Don’t panic! Be patient and allow the process to complete. It’s successful most of the time!
iPhone 14 Attempting Data Recovery?
This issue has been reported by BeccaBecky on our iOS 16.0.3 review page:
“This update nearly caused me a heart-attack. I got ‘Attempting Data Recovery’ shown on the screen for almost 20 minutes. It fixed itself. 14 Pro.”
We did not experience the same but have found a similar report on Reddit:
“iPhone 14 Pro upgraded 16.0.1 -> 16.0.2 and run into “Attempting Data Recovery”. Is this normal?”
Are you also experiencing the same problem? Please share it in the comments! Mention your iPhone model and any other relevant info that could help us file a detailed report to Apple.
How To Fix iPhone 14 Attempting Data Recovery
In most cases there’s nothing that you should do. Remain patient and allow the process to complete. The outcome is mostly successful and you can start using your phone normally in 10 – 30 minutes.
iOS attempts data recovery when the software update failed or encountered a problem. Practically, while the Attempting Data Recovery message is shown on the screen, the iPhone is reinstalling iOS 16 and recovers your data!
Fix: If the Data Recovery fails you need to connect your iPhone to a computer (Mac or Windows), using a Lightning to USB cable and restore it! More details here.
Have you managed to get past the iPhone Attempting Data Recovery error? Do you have a better solution or other questions? Share your feedback in the comments! We’re here to help.
Related: Apple has recently released iOS 16.0.3. Check out the common issues along with their available workarounds over here.
iPhone 14 pro max 256gig required data recovery during 16.0.3 update. Update occurred while on battery power and over Wi-Fi.
Thanks for confirming Patrick.
Just happened on my wife’s 14 pro max while doing the latest 16.0.3 update. Hoping it’s successful
Same here on iPhone 11 64 GB. Showing Data Recovery Mode with white screen and then it got fixed in about 10-15 mins. Updating to iOS 16.0.3
Thanks for confirming. So this isn’t an iPhone 14 occurrence only.
Iphone 14 Pro 512 GB. Took about 20 minutes to recover data but it’s working fine now.
Thanks for sharing. Glad that everthing is fine.
Just happened to me on iPhone 14. Phone was 75% charged and attached to a charger as well as on wi-fi. It did eventually complete and opened at the “hello” screen and asked me to set up phone but it seems okay.
Thanks for confirming. Apparently, all Data Recovery seem to turn out successful, so the only downside of this behavior is that updating last longer than usual.
Happened to me on 14 Pro. I let it update automatically overnight (to iOS 16.0.3) and when I opened my iPhone it was unresponsive. I had to hold the close and volume buttons for 30 seconds and then I was greeted with the data recovery screen/
Thanks for confirming. iOS 16.1 will be released on Monday. Let us know if you get the same scenario.
I’m Having the same thing here with my 14 pro max 256gb, updaing from 16.0.3 to 16.1
Data recovery is successful !
Great to hear this. So it persists in iOS 16.1. That’s strange. It appears to affect mostly iPhone 14 and 14 Pro owners.
Thanks for reporting. So this continues in iOS 16.1.
ip13 from 16.0.3 to 16.1
face the same issue after finish updating.
Shows attempting data recovery screen…………….
This same thing happened to me. Currently attempting data recovery
Don’t panic. It should play out without problems.
Happening right now on my iPhone 14 pro when updating to the newest firmware. Hopefully it recovers successfully
Fingers crosssed. Let us know.
Data recovery is successful !
iPhone 14 Pro Max just started data recovery after attempting to update to iOS 16.1. I’ve had this phone for two weeks, but before my 14 Pro Max, I had an XR for 4 years that never had to do data recovery once. Fingers crossed that this doesn’t happen again. 🤞🏼
Thanks for reporting. Yes, we know the feeling. There’s a glitch in iOS 16 that causes this. It’s been occurring since the initial version and kept trough the subsequent updates. Yeah, hopefully it stops in the upcoming release.
Just happen on my 14 Pro Max 516GB on update for 16.1. Received a white screen for awhile after update, then this morning Attempting Data recovery screen.
Did it complete successfully?
Have iPhone 14 Pro Max. On charger and Wifi all night. Wouldn’t turn on this morning and when it finally did I get the Attempting Data Recovery. New phone-traded in my old one so hopefully I won’t lose my data. Fingers crossed. Apple you need to fix this-almost had a heart attack!
It did the update and everything seems okay. Hope this doesn’t happen again. Was updating to 16.1.1. Don’t panic-it doesn’t look like I lost any data. Hope they get this fixed.
Thanks for confirming Susie. Yes, we haven’t heard of any situation when this unexpected data recovery wasn’t completed successfully.
My Iphone 14 Pro did an auto download last night. This morning I saw a message something along the lines that it wasn’t installed properly. So now sitting in the office I decided to click install now. It’s showing the same white screen as others “Attempting Data Recovery” . We will see what happens
It ran it’s course and all is well
Thanks for confirming. Glad it did!
I got the same “Data Tecovery Message” when updating my iPhone SE 2nd Edition to iOS 16.2.
After updating I goo the white recovery screen. It asked me for my device passcode and then started recovery. After 10 minutes it was finished and I could use my phone.
Thanks for collecting this valuable information here.
You’re welcome. Glad that everything turned out fine. Thanks for sharing.
This happened whilst updating to iOS 16.2 from 16.1.1 on the iPhone 14 Pro Max 256GB. Took approximately 10 mins to recover.
Thanks for reporting. Yes, it’s a common occurrence on the iPhone 14 lineup throughout the current iOS 16 versions. Fortunately, all the time the Data Recovery completes successfully.
Iphone 14 pro completely bricked after update an now wont power on. Have tried all recovery techniques but since it wont power on im screwed.
Uhh… sorry to hear this. That’s very rare. So you’ve forcer restarted? connected it to a computer and no dice? What happens if you plug it into a wall outlet? Does it charge?
Mine has done this and keeps going on in a loop for over 24 hours now. Home Screen – passcode- white recover screen- put in passcode twice – white screen actively recovering data – then repeat…..I have a 14 pro. This is beyond frustrating
I’m Having the same thing here with my 12 pro 256gb, updaing from 15.6 to 16.3
Did it conclude successfully?