How to put your iPhone or iPad into recovery mode (all models)

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If your iPhone has a habit of freezing the Apple logo and a forced restart doesn’t help, it may be time to consider how to put your iPhone into recovery mode. Putting your iPhone in recovery mode restores your iPhone to factory settings and provides a complete update from firmware to iOS version.

Will my saved photos and files be erased? How do you access that settings page? Which iPhone model can use recovery mode? Answer all these questions and more.

let’s start.

What happens if I put my iPhone in recovery mode?

As mentioned briefly above, putting your iPhone in recovery mode allows you to update to the latest firmware and iOS version when you connect it to your computer via a lightning cable.

Recovery mode can be important for recovering iPhones that are not recognized by your computer, cannot pass through the Apple logo, or have problems updating to the latest version of iOS.

Does recovery mode delete my photos and files?

Yes. Personal data and settings will be erased and the factory defaults will be restored.

Therefore, it is highly recommended to back up your iPhone before going into recovery mode. If you plan ahead, you can easily restore your photos and files from backup.

Do I have problems putting my iPhone in recovery mode?

no. In fact, it may be the only thing that saves you and your phone a trip to Apple Support. Again, make sure your backups are stored in iCloud, an external drive, or another data backup service that you selected as an additional line of defense.

Now that you have the basic information, go to the step-by-step guide to enter recovery mode on your iPhone.

How to put iPhone 8 or later In recovery mode

Here’s how to put iPhone 13 or earlier (up to iPhone 7) into recovery mode.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer using a Lightning-USB cable.
    Note: If you’re running macOS Catalina or Big Sur on your Mac finder.. If you’re using an earlier version of macOS or Windows PC iTunes..
  2. Press and release volume up The button on the left side of the device.
  3. Then press and release Volume down button.
  4. Then press and hold ~ side Press the button (power button) for about 10 seconds. You will see a completely black screen. Next, you’ll see the Apple logo (startup screen). Do not release the button.

    Enter recovery mode on iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, and iPhone 11

  5. After a few seconds, you’ll see a lightning cable with an arrow pointing to your Mac.Now you can release ~ side button.Also, a popup will be displayed finder Also iTunes..
  6. In the Finder or iTunes pop-up, “I have a problem with my iPhone and need to update or restore.. “
    • click update Solve the problem. This will keep all your settings and iPhone data.
    • If the update does not resolve the issue, repeat the process and click return.. Restoring erases all settings and content. If you backed up your iPhone as recommended, you can restore everything from the backup later (during iPhone setup).

Note: If you don’t see the pop-up in Finder or iTunes in step 5, but you see the Lightning Cable and MacBook logo on your iPhone, release the button.Then manually click on the iPhone place from finder Use the Mac sidebar or the iTunes iPhone icon.

To exit recovery mode ~ side Press the button on your iPhone and release it when the lightning cable and MacBook logo disappear from the screen. iPhone will start normally.

Exit recovery mode on iPhone 11 Pro Max, 11 Pro, and iPhone 11

How to enter recovery mode on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus

  1. Connect your device to your computer and open it iTunes Also finder.. Then make sure the device icon is displayed in the top left menu.
  2. Press and hold ~ side button. Then slide it off.

    Turn off your iPhone 7

  3. Next, press the side button “Connect to iTunesThe screen is displayed on the screen.

    Put iPhone 7 in recovery mode

To exit recovery mode, disconnect the device from your computer.Then press and hold ~ side With a button Volume down Press the button until you see the Apple logo.

Enter recovery mode with iPhone 6s or earlier or iPad home button

  1. Turn off your iOS device.Press and hold On / off Press the button for 3 seconds.
  2. Then slide it off.
  3. Press and hold House button.
  4. Then connect your iPhone or iPad to your Mac or Windows PC.Confirmation iTunes It is running on your computer.
  5. Then release HouseConnect to iTunes“Screen is displayed.

iTunes will display an alert indicating that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode and tell you to restore your device.

To exit recovery mode on iPad or iPhone 6s / SE or earlier House When Power Press the button for about 15 seconds until the screen is blank.Then release House Press the button, Power Press and hold the button until the device boots.

How to enter recovery mode on iPad without home button

  1. Press and hold Sleep / wake With the (top) button volume up Also Volume down Set the buttons until the power off slider appears.
  2. Slide to turn off the power.
  3. Hold down and connect the device to your computer Sleep / wake (Up) button. Press and hold the button until the recovery mode screen appears.
Put Face ID-equipped iPad Pro in recovery mode

To exit recovery mode on an iPad that does not have a home button, disconnect the device from your computer.Then press and release volume up Button, then Volume down button. lastly, Power Press the button until you see the Apple logo on your screen.

How to fix iPhone / iPad stuck in recovery mode

The possibility is rare, but this can happen at some point. I put my iPhone in recovery mode to troubleshoot the issue. However, the iPhone stuck in the recovery mode screen, so you need to troubleshoot first.

To fix the problem, you need to restore your iPhone. You can do this via iTunes / Finder, but you will lose your data altogether, which is not a great scenario. A better and smarter way is Dr. Is to use Fone.

Dr. Fone is a master of repairing iOS and iPad OS system or software problems (boot loop, black screen of death, stack in recovery mode, etc.) without losing any data. Let’s see how:

  1. Start Dr. Fone On Mac / Windows PC[システム修復]Click.
  2. Connect the iPhone / iPad stuck in recovery mode via USB (if not already connected).
  3. here, Exit recovery mode From the bottom right of the window.
  4. In a new window, click Exit recovery mode Also.
iPhone: How to fix an issue where iPad gets stuck in recovery mode

Let the software do that magic. It may take some time depending on the device. When complete, the iPhone will restart and a “Successfully Completed Recovery Mode” window will pop up. Hang up and have fun.

If the original problem still exists, Dr. Run Fone System Repair again and[標準モード]Click. There is also an advanced mode, which is a last resort to fix this problem, but it leads to data loss.

Dr.Fone system repair technical specifications

  • iPhone / iPad OS – IOS 15 / iPad OS 15 or earlier.
  • Windows – 11/10 / 8.1 / 8/7
  • Mac – Before macOS Monterey


Q. Why doesn’t iPhone Recovery Mode work?

In general, the move here is to force a restart of the iPhone. If that doesn’t work, make sure iTunes is up to date and consider using DFU mode instead.

Q. How long does iPhone recovery mode take?

This depends on several factors, including the speed of the internet, the model of your iPhone or iPad, and the amount of storage actively used by your device. Most of the time you are watching the one hour process. It’s best to set it up and forget about it.

Hope you’ve learned what you need to do to put your iPhone into recovery mode. Did you use recovery mode to restore your device? Please let us know in the comments. If not, try to find a suitable solution.

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