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How to Restore iPhone 11 without iTunes

I can’t restore my iPhone 11 from iTunes, help. My iPhone suddenly begins to boot loop and it won’t work to restore with iTunes. What can I do?

iPhone got stuck on boot loop, a black screen, or white screen, a frozen screen or got stuck with errors, iTunes errors or stuck with screen issues? In these scenarios, you are required to restore your iPhone to normal. When you have no iTunes installed, or your iTunes won’t work with your issued iPhone or iPad, you might want to find another way. In the article, we will share the most useful tools and solutions to restore your iPhone 11 without iTunes.

how to restore iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) without iTunes
How to restore iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) without iTunes

Unlike other “X best software to restore iPhone 11 without iTunes” lists or generic “X tips to restore iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)” tutorials, this article is a comprehensive guide to 11/11 Pro (Max) restoring without iTunes.

Quick Overview:

What do you mean by restoring iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) and why do you restore it?

Sometimes we use “restore” interchangeably with “reset or factory reset”. As mentioned above, when you got errors or device issues, iPhone brick or frozen, even various screen issues on your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max), you need to undertake a reset process or reset your iPhone to factory settings in order to get it back to normal. Or sometimes, people mean that they can restore their iPhone data with iCloud backups or iTunes backups, or third-party software backups.

When you need to restore your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) to factory settings to fix an issue, please refer to Part 1 or Part 2. When you need to restore your data on iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) from backups. We have tried to cover actionable steps.

Part 1. Restore iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) without iTunes via Settings App.

Apple has prepared this reset portal for you to do a factory reset. Note: A factory reset means you will erase all data on your iPhone. Back up your iPhone/iPad if you need your data.

  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap General.
  • Scroll all the way down and tap Reset. Here you will see a list of various reset options available.
  • Tap Erase All Content and Settings.
  • Confirm and Erase.

Later, the iPhone or iPad may ask you for your passcode or screen time passcode (if you set it). Read how to reset iPhone or iPad without screen time passcode if you can’t remember your screen time passcode to proceed. It won’t ask you for the screen time passcode once you disable it on your device.

The resetting procedure will take several minutes to complete.

If you got a disabled iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) and need to factory reset it without a password, turn to this quick solution for help:
How to Factory Reset iPhone 11 without Passcode?

Part 2: Restore iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) without iTunes via third-party software-Easy and Smart.

You won’t always need to do a factory reset to restore your iPhone. You can fix several minor issues or software errors with no data loss.

SD iOS System Recovery is a piece of software that offers you two modes to Restore the iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) and fix the device issues, errors or screen issues, system issues.

With this app, you can either restore your 11/11 Pro (Max) with minor issues and keep your data, or you can restore your 11/11 Pro (Max) with major issues and factory reset it, erasing all data.

Firstly, free download SD iOS System Recovery and install it on your PC or Mac.

Step 1: Launch it and Click More Tools.

start the app

Step 2: Head to iOS System Recovery. Here you can see that the software is capable of fixing 50+ issues of your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) without data loss. You can also downgrade or upgrade your iOS system with it.

ios system recovery

start repair iphone

Step 3: Plug your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) into your computer and click Start on the screen and with the lightning to USB cable.

Step 4: Choose from Standard Mode or Advanced Mode.

select repair modes

Standard Mode is the fixing solution to repair your iPhone system issues without data loss.

Advanced Mode is the software solution to restore your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) to factory settings by wiping all data on it.

It depends on your requirement to choose from the two modes.

Choose from the two modes and confirm to proceed.

The software will then download the firmware for restoring the iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max). When the downloading is complete, click Fix.

The restoring process will take several minutes to complete. Wait patiently.

Step 5: Restore complete.

The SD iOS system Recovery should show you a successful screen when the restoring process is finished. Pick your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) and enjoy it.

Part 3: Restore data on iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) from iTunes or iCloud backups without iTunes.

Although you have backed up your data of iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) with iCloud or iTunes, you can still restore your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) without iTunes or iCloud.

There are lots of third-party apps to do restore iTunes or iCloud backups, among these apps, SD iPhone Data Recovery is our pick.

This SD iPhone Data Recovery is an all-in-one useful tool to restore data on your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max). Compared to iTunes, the software is much better to offer users an overview of the contents on your iPhone after a scanning. And you can choose several types of data to restore from the scanning results.

When you have tight space on your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max), you can save lots of space to only restore one or several types of combinations of data among contacts, photos, notes or documents files, voice memos, messages, TikTok messages, WeChat Messages or Messenger messages, etc.

Free Download and Install the app – SD iPhone Data Recovery to your computer first.

There are three modes to recover your data on iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max).

  1. Recover from the iOS device.
  2. Restore from iTunes backup file.
  3. Restore from iCloud.

How do you choose to use restore mode 1, 2, or 3?

When you lost your data on your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) or delete some data unexpectedly and with your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) at hand, use Recover from iOS Device mode.

When you previously backed up your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) with iTunes, and you want to restore the iTunes backup without iTunes. Choose Recover from iTunes backup file mode.

When you back up your iPhone using iCloud, choose Restore from iCloud.

Here take “Restore from iTunes backup file” on iPhone scenario for example.

 Step 1: Launch the app. And start it.

start the app

Step 2: Head to “Recover from iTunes backup file“.

The software will list your previous backups and dates automatically. Choose one and click Start.

The algorithm of the app will scan and analyze your data and group the data by categories for you.

recover from iTunes backup file

Step 3: Choose data to restore.

Navigate to your data that you need to restore. Here I choose App videos> Keep to recover data for example.

Untick the other data you won’t need to recover.

choose files to restoreStep 4: Recover. And check the restored data on your computer.

Click Recover, at this point the screen will pop-up a screen to let you set the folder of the recovered file. Set it and wait for a few moments.

When finished, open the folder to view the data on your computer.

Part 4. Other Tips on restore data on iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max).

Restore iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) data on the iOS Data Backup & Restore.

The SD iOS Data Backup & Restore is a smart piece of software to backup and restore your iPhone. With the tool, you can preview and selectively back up and restore data on your iPhone with either your PC or Mac. See how to back up iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) in this article. Vise versa, you can restore the backups selectively with the app.

How to Back Up Your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch with iTunes or iCloud in 2021?

Tips on restoring data on lost or stolen iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max).

If you unluckily lost your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max), there are some tips and tricks to restore your data from iCloud. Refer to How to Retrieve Data from a Lost or Stolen iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max?

Tips about “Erase all data after 10 failed passcode attempts.”

If you have enabled the Erase Data Settings “Erase all data after 10 failed passcode attempts.”, when someone or you have 10 failed passcode attempts, your iPhone will start to wipe all data on it, and reset itself to factory settings. This is designed by Apple to protect your data once your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) got stolen and your iPhone data will self-destruct in a few minutes.

Find this option here:

Go to Settings > Touch ID & Passcode > Enter your passcode, then scroll all the way down.  Tap Erase Data.

Then this iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max) will erase all data after 10 failed passcode attempts. Meanwhile, if you’d like to abandon the data on it and reset your iPhone when this setting is enabled, perform 10 failed passcode attempts to start the restoring procedure. You will get a factory reset iPhone in a few moments.

Hope you learned how to restore iPhone 11 without iTunes.

Find another easy software to backup and Restore your iPhone 11/11 Pro (Max)? We have prepared the workflow for you with third-party software.

How to Back Up Your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch with iTunes or iCloud in 2021?

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Amanda Lee

I am the chief editor of I have been engaged in software and computer gadgets fields for over 10 years, offering proven guides, tips, and software solutions in data recovery, and multimedia field.

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