How to Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode

Sometimes when your iPhone doesn’t work properly or becomes so slow that each action performed takes a lot of time, it is important to put your phone on recovery mode. It is important to perform once in a while to restore the activities that are not working. In short, it revives your iPhone for better performance.

Advantages of Recovery Mode?

  1. Recovery mode works for you if you have iTunes installed on your Mac or PC. All you need to do is connect your phone, and you can start the process anytime you want.
  2. No data is lost if you have a backup. You can restore all your data even if you put your phone on recovery mode.


When is it necessary to use the Recovery Mode?

There are various situations when you need to put your iPhone on recovery mode the most. Following is the list giving a vision about when to use it:

  • Once you update your iOS with the latest version yet, your iPhone keeps restarting.
  • When your iPhone is connected to your Mac or PC, iTunes doesn’t recognize it.
  • Installing the bad beta.
  • If you forget the password of your iPhone.
  • If you’ve entered the password multiple times, and now you’re restricted to enter.

Note: Once you put your iPhone on recovery mode, it’ll restore your iPhone with the latest version removing the progress. You’ll lose all your data if you haven’t backed it up with iTunes or iCloud. Thus, it is essential to have a backup to avoid losing the previous data.

How to put your iPhone on Recovery Mode?

To start with the process of putting your iPhone on recovery mode, you must have the latest version of iTunes installed on your Mac or PC, along with a decent Internet connection.

For iPhone 8 and later

The steps to put iPhone 8 and later on a recovery mode are:

  1. Press and hold the volume buttons to restart your iPhone.
  2. Press the side button for a few seconds until your screen flashes the ‘Connect to iTunes’ option.
  3. Your iPhone will begin with the recovery mode.

For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

The steps to put iPhone 7 and 7Plus on a recovery mode are:

  1. Switch off your iPhone.
  2. Connect your iPhone to Mac or PC.
  3. Hold and press the volume and the sleep buttons together.
  4. Your iPhone will restart, but you don’t have to release the buttons till the ‘Connect to iTunes’ option flashes on the screen.

For iPhone 6 and earlier

The steps to put iPhone 6 and earlier on a recovery mode are:

  1. 1. Switch off your iPhone.
  2. Hold and press the sleep and home button together.
  3. Keep a hold on the buttons until or unless recovery mode starts.

How to stop the iPhone Recovery Mode?

Recovery mode takes about a few minutes to update and start your phone. But, if in any case, you want to exit the recovery mode, the steps are mentioned below:

  1. Disconnect your iPhone with Mac or PC.
  2. Hold and press the lock button and volume buttons together. Press lock and the home button if you have an old iPhone.
  3. Next release the home or volume buttons after a few seconds, while still holding to the lock button.

Release the lock button when the iPhone restarts and the Apple logo appears on the screen.

SOURCE: How to Put your iPhone in Recovery Mode

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