How to Recover Data after APFS Volume Decryption Stuck?

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

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

Step 1: Launch iBoysoft Data Recovery for Mac and click "Find Lost APFS Partition" on the top right corner. Then you will see all connected hard drives.

Recover lost data after APFS volume decryption stuck

Step 2: Select the drive which contains your APFS encrypted volume and click "Next" button. The software will list all APFS volumes on the selected drive.

Recover lost data after APFS volume decryption stuck

Step 3: Choose the APFS encrypted volume that you want to recover lost data from and click "Next".

Recover lost data after APFS volume decryption stuck

Step 4: Enter the correct password and click "OK" to start searching for lost files on the volume.

Recover deleted files from APFS encrypted drives

Step 5: Preview the listed searching results, choose files you need, then click "Recover" to get lost files back.

Recover lost data after APFS volume decryption stuck

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