How to Enter and Exit iPhone Recovery Mode?

Your iPhone may encounter problems, such as the inability to update it, is not recognized by your computer, restarts in a loop. In these cases, if a restart is not enough, a classic restore becomes necessary. If you cannot update or restore your iPhone, you will have to put your iPhone 7, 8, X, 11, or any other model in recovery mode. DFU mode is different from recovery mode. The purpose of these 2 modes and the accesses open to the computer are different. 

What is iPhone recovery mode?

Recovery Mode is a way for iTunes or Finder to restore your iPhone. Without this mode, your computer cannot perform this action.

When your iPhone is on, iTunes or Finder can restore from a local backup. This is not the case in recovery mode, which will allow you to restore your iPhone, erasing all data as if it were a new iPhone. You can’t really call it factory settings since the iPhone will have the latest update at the time of the restore.

This mode is to be used as a last resort when a simple restart or a forced restart did not solve your problem.

To differentiate DFU mode from recovery mode, look at your screen. In recovery mode, your iPhone screen will display a laptop icon or the iTunes logo depending on the version of iOS. In DFU mode, the screen will be black.

How to enter and exit iPhone recovery mode

Let’s see below 2 methods to achieve this:

1. Enter and exit recovery mode using the buttons

To enter or turn on your iPhone in recovery mode, you will be able to do so using the buttons. The handling is the same as performing a hard reset (forced restart) except that you must not let go of the buttons when the apple appears, but when the appropriate logo appears, as explained above.recovery mode

The handling does not depend on the version of iOS but the model of your iPhone. iPhone can be turned on or off. If it is still on, it will turn off.

For an iPhone (or iPad) with Face ID, that is to say, put the iPhone 8, X, 11, etc. models equipped with this function in recovery mode:

  • Open Finder or iTunes on your computer;
  • Connect your iPhone to this computer;
  • Quickly press Volume + ;
  • Quickly press Volume – ;
  • Press and hold the lock button until it is in recovery mode.

Regarding the recovery mode iPhone 7, 7 more or iPod 7th generation

  • Open Finder or iTunes on your computer;
  • Connect your iPhone to this computer;
  • Simultaneously press the Lock button + Volume – until it is in recovery mode.

To exit recovery mode, do its manipulations again, but let go of the buttons when you see the apple: the iPhone will restart.

It’s all about timing and screen reading.

2. Switch to and from recovery mode in one click with Tenorshare ReiBoottenorshare Reiboot iPhone recovery mode

Defective buttons? Afraid of improper handling? No matter your iPhone model, Tenorshare ReiBoot can get you in and out of recovery mode with one click!

Here is how Tenorshare ReiBoot puts your iPhone 7, 8, X, 11, and all the others into recovery mode:

  • Download, install and open Tenorshare ReiBoot ;
  • Connect your iPhone to this computer;
  • Unlock it and trust the computer;
  • Click on Enter recovery mode in Tenorshare ReiBoot ;
  • Wait during the process.

To exit recovery mode for your iPhone 7, 8, X, 11, and all the others:

  • Download, install and open Tenorshare ReiBoot ;
  • Connect your iPhone to this computer;
  • Click on Exit Recovery Mode in Tenorshare ReiBoot ;
  • Wait during the process.

iPhone recovery mode stuck, what to do?

Is your iPhone is in recovery mode, but unintentionally? Is it stuck? Tenorshare ReiBoot will be able to fix it. 2 solutions are possible: the standard repair which will keep all your data, or the advanced repair, which will erase your data.

This is why it is advisable to start with the standard repair first:

  • Download, install and open Tenorshare ReiBoot ;
  • Connect your iPhone to this computer;
  • Click on Start ;
  • Select Standard Repair ;
  • Click on Standard Repair ;

If you wish, change the path where the firmware will be downloaded by clicking on Browse and choosing a location.

  • Click on Download ;
  • Wait while the firmware is downloaded;
  • Click Start Standard Repair when the firmware is downloaded;
  • Wait for the repair while leaving the iPhone plugged in. It will take approximately 10 minutes.

When the repair is complete, your iPhone will restart normally. You can click OK on the software.

However, if it is not enough, you can do an advanced repair:

  • Open Tenorshare ReiBoot ;
  • Connect your iPhone to this computer;
  • Click on Start ;
  • Select Advanced Repair ;
  • Click Advanced Repair.

If you wish, change the path where the firmware will be downloaded by clicking on Browse and choosing a location.

  • Click on Download ;
  • Wait while the firmware is downloaded;
  • Click Start Advanced Repair when the firmware is downloaded;
  • Validate with Repair after reading the message warning you
  • Wait for the repair while leaving the iPhone plugged in. The process will take approximately 10 minutes.

When the repair is complete, your iPhone will restart normally. You can click OK in the software.

After restarting iPhone, it should work fine! You just have to think of it as a new iPhone, restore a backup, or transfer data from another iPhone.

The recovery mode from iPhone 7 to iPhone 12

The recovery mode is the same for all iPhones, including iPhone models 7, 8, X, 11. This allows iTunes or your Finder to download the firmware corresponding to the iPhone to restore it, empty of all data in case of a big problem.

The operations with the buttons are possible, but let Tenorshare ReiBoot take care of everything: Enter/Exit recovery mode and through the simple and advanced repair of the device, which will solve more than 150 problems. iOS, iPad, or tvOS stuck on the Apple logo, on the black screen that does not turn on, or if you have a loop restart, etc …

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