"My iPhone 5S has gone into recovery mode, but I want to backup iPhone photos before I restore it. What should I do?"
When trying to upgrade or downgrade iPhoneto iOS 10/9/8, it's not uncommon for you to find iPhone just run into recovery mode and can't boot up. And the pop-up warning (as the picture below) would make things even worse by putting you in the risk of losing all iPhone data! Hence, people begin to ask how to backup iPhone in recovery mode to avoid data loss.
Though there're many data recovery tools said to be able to backup iPhone files in recovery mode, sorry to point out the known fact that most software can't scan stuck iPhone, let alone back it up. Namely, there's NO reliable way to backup iPhone in recovery mode as far as I'm concerned. As a consequence, you'd better find an alternative to avoid losing iPhone photos, contacts, messages, etc.
Regardless of the worst result that losing ALL photos, contacts, notes, etc. from your stuck iPhone without iTunes or iCloud backup, just follow the traditional way of getting iPhone out of recovery mode first: Hold down the home and power button for about 15 seconds to shut the stuck iPhone off and press the power button to boot it.
Then take advantage of the most professional iPhone recovery software, which empowers you to recover all lost photos, contacts, notes, messages, etc. directly from iPhone (no iTunes/iCloud backup required). The detailed steps are laid out as below.
With above 3 steps, you can easily recover data from iPhone in recovery mode.
Alternatively, you can give the freeware Tenorshare ReiBoot a shot, which guarantees you to easily get iPhone (iPhone 6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S) out of recovery mode without any data loss. And there's also a Tenorshare ReiBoot for Mac specially designed for Mac users. See how it works via the following tutorial (takes the Windows version for example).
Done! Extremely easy, isn't it? Come to try it right away! And for more details on recovery mode, you can click here.