iTunes is the bane of my existence
July 23, 2014 12:00 AM Subscribe
Is there hope in restoring photos that have not been backed up or synced onto iCloud?
I was in the process of syncing photos to iCloud, and plugged my iPhone 5S to my iTunes account on my Windows laptop. In the process of doing so, iTunes recommended the update to the latest iOS version. Of course, that crashed my phone, and I got an error message that the upgrade didn't complete. Worse yet, my phone is not usable right now, and iTunes has an error message stating "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes". I checked older askmes and I found a lot of info in restoring from a backup, but what are my options in this wild wild west state? Help me! I have precious vacation pictures on my phone, would be inconsolable if they're gone forever.