May 16,2020 • Filed to: iPhone Recovery • Proven solutions


iSkysoft iPhone Data Recovery can restore data from iPhone, iPod, iPad and iTunes backup files. For some iOS devices, you have to enter the device scanning mode (consider it as a special file system for your iOS device) to scan files on your device. This article will show you how to easily enter device scanning mode to recover deleted or lost files.


Method 1. Enter Device Scanning Mode with dr.fone - Data Recovery (iOS)

Why Choose This Software to Enter Device Scanning Mode:

  • It not only can easily enter your iOS scanning mode and access iod file system, it also supports to recover scanned files to your computer directly. It is an all-in-one tool which has many features including iOS (iOS 11) data recovery, system recovery, iOS data eraser, iOS problem fixed, etc.
  • It allows to recover data directly from iPhone, extract iTunes backup and download iCloud backup.
  • It allows you read and preview found data before recovery.
  • It can recover lost notes, contacts, text messages, iMessages, photos, videos, call history, etc.
  • It can retrieve data lost due to deletion, factory settings restore, jailbreak failure, iPhone lost or broken, etc.
  • Selectively recover any item you want from iPhone, iTunes and iCloud backup files.

Step 1. Launch the dr.fone - Data Recovery (iOS) program, click "Data Recovery" menu and then choose "Recover from iOS Device" tab in this window.

Step 2. Connect your device (iPhone X and iPhone 8 included) to your Mac/PC with a USB cable.

Step 3. After your device has been recognized. Select the "Start Scan" button to scan all files on your device, including the deleted and existing files.

Step 4. After the scanning, you can entirely or selectively recover the files you need.

enter device scanning mode

Method 2. Enter Device Scanning Mode Without Software

Close dr.fone - iOS System Recovery if it's running and then follow these instructions to enter device scanning mode manually before recovering files with iSkysoft iPhone Data Recovery.

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Next, follow the instructions to enter iOS device scanning mode.

Step 1. Hold down the "Sleep" and "Home" button simultaneously for exact 10 seconds.

Step 2. In 10 seconds, release the "Sleep" button, but hold down the "Home" for another 10 seconds.

Step 3. You'll successfully enter the iOS device system in about 10 seconds. Then release the "Home" button.

If you've tried several times but failed to enter device system, also try the method below.

Tip: How to Exit Device Scanning Mode

There are 2 ways to quit iOS Device Scanning mode and launch your device into normal mode.

Auto way: first close dr.fone - Data Recovery (iOS) after you get back your data, and then your device will exit device scanning mode and automatically enter the normal mode.

Manual way: As you can see in dr.fone, there is a "System Recovery" menu. You can use this feature to make your iOS (including iOS 11) device to enter the normal mode. Only a few seconds needed.

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Sometimes, your device just doesn't reflect anything. This is because your device is starting. If you have waited for a long time, try to hold down the "Sleep" and "Home" button simultaneously for about 3 seconds. When you see the white Apple logo on the screen, it means your device is on the way to the normal mode.

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