How to Recover Data after APFS Volume Decryption Stuck?

Posted by Molly to Mac Data Recovery on July 18th, 2018

Apple introduced APFS with strong encryption feature. However, while utilizing the protection of APFS encryption, many users are also annoyed by APFS volume decryption failures, like APFS volume decryption stuck, APFS volume decryption paused, encrypted APFS drive can't be unlocked with password and so on. This article explains why APFS volume decryption stuck, and how to recover data after APFS volume decryption stuck.

Why APFS volume decryption stuck?

If some errors happened during decrypting the APFS drive, the APFS decryption process could be stuck. These errors include virus attacks, power failure, file system corruption, catalog files corruption, etc. No matter what the case is, if APFS volume decryption stuck, you will lose access to the APFS drive, as well as the data stored on it.

How to recover data after APFS volume decryption stuck?

To recover as much as possible important data after APFS volume decryption stuck, you should immediately stop any operation on that drive to avoid further data loss. Then, with the help of reliable APFS data recovery software, you can get back your data after APFS volume decryption stuck.

iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery is able to recover lost data after APFS encryption stuck/paused/interrupted/froze, recover data after APFS decryption failed, recover data from formatted APFS encrypted drive, and recover data from damaged/corrupted APFS partition as well.

Recover data after APFS volume decryption stuck with iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery

Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Mac Data Recovery on Mac.

Step 2: Choose the stuck APFS volume when decrypting, then click "Next" to scan for all lost files on the volume.

Recover data after APFS decryption stuck

Step 3: Enter password to start the scanning process.

Step 4: Preview the list results, choose what you want to get back, then click "Recover".

Step 5: Go through to make sure you have all the lost files back.

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