iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode - How to Get Out of it and Fix it to Normal

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Jason Ben

Many poor iPhone users with different iPhone model, ranging from iPhone 6 to the newest iPhone X, may complain about the problem that their iPhone stuck in recovery mode When updating to iOS 11. Read this article as your reference, if you get the same problem.

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Guide List:

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1 Force Restart your iPhone

When your iPhone get stuck, users try to fix it by using regular idea like restart iOS device. In general, the principle of this operation is to reboot your device to normal by breaking the current power cycle.

For iPhone 6 or earlier, keep pressing the (sleep/wake) button and home button at the same time, until you can see the Apple’s logo on the screen.

For iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, instead of the home button, keep pressing the volume down button and (sleep/wake) button together at least 10 second, until Apple’s logo appears.

If you own a newer generation device, you should change the combination of key buttons. For iPhone 8(plus) and iPhone X, you can do as the followings:

First, quickly press and release the volume up button, then, quickly press and release the volume down button. And then keep pressing the (sleep/wake) button until the Apple’s logo shows up.

If this tip can't help your iPhone recover, try the solution 2.

2 Restore iPhone with iTunes

If your iPhone get stuck in recovery mode during the updating to iOS 11, the second solution you can try is using iTunes to restore the device. Caution: Using iTunes to restore your iPhone will wipe out all the data on your device.

Follow the steps below to restore your iPhone.

Step 1 Before starting iTunes, connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable.

Step 2 In the recovery mode, you will see a dialog box (as shown in the figure below) and click OK.

Step 3 Click device button to select summary.

Step 4 Click Restore Settings and select restore iPhone to factory Settings and your iPhone is about to become a brand-new iPhone.

3 How to Get your iPhone out of Recovery Mode with iOS System Recovery

The methods mentioned above may help you to restore your iPhone back to normal functioning, but they will also cause data loss. So, how to get your iPhone back to normal and avoid losing your data at the same time?

Try the third method—iOS System Recovery. It is a third-party software for iOS that can help you out in this awkward situation. And the most important point is that your data will not lost. Follow steps below to get your iPhone out of Recovery Mode:

Step 1 First, download the dr.fone-repair (iOS) on your computer, and after you install it, select the Repair option.

Step 2 Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable and select the Start button.

Step 3 At this stage, boot your iPhone to DFU (Device Firmware Updated) mode.

  • iPhone X, 8, 8+: Quick press the Volume Up > Quick press the Volume Down > Hold the Side until the screen is off > Hold down Side + Volume Down for 5s then release the Side
  • iPhone 7, 7+: Hold Side + Volume Down for 8s > Release Side
  • iPhone 6S or earlier: Hold Home + Lock for 8s >Release Lock

Step 4 When your iPhone get into DFU mode, the program will automatically detect it. In the next window, you should confirm the model number of your iPhone and the updated version firmware.

Step 5 Click the Download button and wait for a while. Your phone will be repair automatically.

Wait patiently. Your phone will reboot and the following message will appear.

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