[Solved] How to Enter or Exit Recovery Mode on iPhone

Updated by Brian Davis on Oct 27, 2021 10:52 AM
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Most Apple users must have heard about the recovery mode on iOS devices, especially when there is something wrong with your iOS system. If you have an iPhone stuck on white Apple logo for minutes or your iPad becomes unresponsive completely, you now should use recovery mode to restore your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Here in this post, we are going to show you how to put iPhone into recovery mode or get iPhone out of recovery mode with or without iTunes. As well, we'll share some tips about using recovery mode to restore your iPhone.

Part 1. What Is iPhone Recovery Mode?
Part 2. What Does iPhone Recovery Mode Do?
Part 3. How to Put iPhone in Recovery Mode
Part 4. How to Get out of Recovery Mode iPhone
Part 5. How to Restore iPhone without iTunes in Recovery Mode

Part 1. What Does Recovery Mode Mean on iPhone?

According to the explanation from iPhone WiKi, recovery Mode refers to a failsafe in iBoot that is specially used to reflash the device by reinstalling a new iOS, in condition that your current iOS system is damaged to some extent or your device is going through an iOS upgrade via iTunes or Finder. This can be very useful when you want to fix your device or jailbreak any iPhone.

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Part 2. When to Use iPhone Recovery Mode?

If you can't update or restore your iPhone, you can put your iPhone in recovery mode, then restore it using your computer. In these situations, you could use recovery mode to restore your iPhone.

1) Your iPhone cannot be recognized by the computer or the computer says it's in recovery mode.

2) If your iPhone is stuck on the Apple logo, lock screen, white screen, black screen, or others for several minutes with no progress bar.

3) You failed to update your iPhone to the latest version or want to restore iPhone from a backup.

Part 3. How to Enter Recovery Mode iPhone

To get iPhone into recovery mode, there are two methods available for you. You can directly put your iPhone in recovery mode via iTunes. In addition, you can take advantage of a third-party tool. Now let's check houw to set iPhone to recovery mode.

Official Way to Put iPhone into Recovery Mode

The first method to put your iPhone in recovery mode you can try is to connect your iPhone to the computer and use iTunes to do it by pressiong some buttons on your device. This is also the official solution from Apple Support. The detailed steps are different depending on the different iPhone models you have.

1. For iPhone 8 or later

Step 1. Use a USB cable to plug your iPhone to the computer and then open the latest version of iTunes.

Step 2. First press and quickly release the Volume up button and repeat this with the Volume down button.

Step 3. Then press and hold the Power button and keep holding it until your see the recovery mode screen.

2. For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Step 1. Open iTunes or launch Finder and then connect your iPhone to a PC or Mac.

Step 2. Press and hold the Power button and Volume down button simultaneously.

Step 3. Keep holding them until the recovery mode appears on the screen.

3. For iPhone 6 or former models

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer and then launch iTunes on a PC or Finder on a Mac.

Step 2. Press and hold the Home button and Power button at the same times.

Step 3. Keep holding them until you see the recovery mode screen.

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Alternative Way to Get iPhone into Recovery Mode

Using the method above to enter iPhone recovery mode seems a little complicated, doesn't it? To help you put iPhone in recovery mode with ease, you can feel free to use a third-party tool called TunesKit iOS System Recovery. It helps users to enter recovery mode with one click only. Most importantly, the trial version gives you full chances to enter or exit the recovery mode for free.

To put iPhone in recovery mode without iTunes, you need to download TunesKit iOS System Recovery first and then install it on your computer. The following are the quick steps to put an iPhone in recovery mode.

Step 1Connect iPhone to the Computer

Connect your iPhone to a PC or Mac by using a USB cable, and open TunesKit iOS System Recovery on your computer after completing the installation.

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Step 2Enter Recovery Mode iPhone

When your iPhone is successfully detected by TunesKit, you can see the blue Enter Recovery Mode option on the left side of the main interface. Simply click it to put iPhone into recovery mode with one click. Wait a few seconds, and your iPhone will enter the recovery mode automatically.

Note: If your device failed to be recognized by TunesKit, you can try opening your iTunes first and then close it. Next, you can try using TunesKit software again.

Part 4. How to Take iPhone out of Recovery Mode

If you don't need the recovery mode any more or if your device is stuck on recovery mode, you can directly get iPhone out of recovery mode or simply exit the recovery mode with the help of TunesKit iOS System Recovery easily and freely. Here's how to exit iPhone recovery mode.

Official Way to Get iPhone out of Recovery Mode

You can force restart your iPhone to exit iPhone recovery mode with the following steps.

1. For iPhone 6 or former models

Press and hold both the Home button and the side button or the top button until you see the Apple logo.

2. For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

Press and hold both the side button and the volume down button until you see the Apple logo.

3. For iPhone 8 or later

Press and quickly release the volume up button and then repeat this with the Volume down button. Press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.

Alternative Way to Exit iPhone Recovery Mode

To exit the recovery mode using TunesKit iOS System Recovery, you can follow the below steps.

Step 1. Run TunesKit iOS System Recovery again and then use a USB cord to plug your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2. Likewise, if your device is already in the recovery mode, TunesKit will detect it in this mode. You can simply click the Exit Recovery Mode button and wait until it exits the recovery mode by itself.

Part 5. What to Do When Your iPhone Stuck on Recovery Mode

Actually, TunesKit iOS System Recovery is a professional iOS repair tool to fix more than 30 types of iOS related problems such as iPhone stuck in recovery mode, iPhone frozen on lock screen, iPhone stuck on Apple logo, iPhone won't turn on, and white screen of death. With the help of TunesKit iOS System Recovery, you can restore iPhone without iTunes in recovery mode.

Sometimes when you want to put your iOS device into recovery mode to repair some iPhone problems, but unfortunately it turned out to be stuck on the recovery mode and have no responsiveness at all. At this time, you can also use TunesKit software to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode. It only takes you a few steps to finish the repairing process. Here's how to.

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Key Features of TunesKit iOS System Recovery

  • Fix iOS operating system issues with an easy-to-use interface
  • Two repairing modes: Standard Mode and Advanced Mode
  • Supports different iOS devices like iPhone, iPad and iPod
  • Compatible with all iOS versions including the iOS 14

Step 1Plug iPhone to a PC or Mac

After installing TunesKit iOS System Recovery on your computer, simply open it and then connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable. Click the Start button to begin and choose the Standard Mode then click on the Next button to move on.

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Step 2Download and Verify Firmware Package

When TunesKit software decects your iPhone information, you can check it. If you find something is incorrect, change it manually. Then click the Download button and the program will start downloading and verifying your iOS firmware package.

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Step 3Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode

When the process comes to an end, you can click the Repair button to fix the iPhone stuck in recovery mode problem. Don't unplug your device until the repairing is completed, or your device may be get bricked.

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The Bottom Line

Now you must know how to put iPhone into recovery mode or get iPhone out of recovery mode easily. TunesKit iOS System Recovery is highly recommended here since the trial version can be used to achieve your purpose without any cost. You only need to download and install this powerful software on the computer. Don't worry! It won't contain any malware or plug-ins. Why not give it a try?

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