How to Put an iPhone in Recovery Mode

Alicia Santos

iPhone, Tutorials

To put an iPhone in recovery mode, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer

First, ensure that you have a USB cable and a computer with iTunes installed. Connect your iPhone to the computer using the USB cable.

Step 2: Open iTunes

Launch the iTunes application on your computer. If it doesn’t open automatically upon connecting your iPhone, you can manually open it from the Start menu (Windows) or the Applications folder (Mac).

Step 3: Force restart your iPhone

In order to enter recovery mode, you need to force restart your iPhone. The steps for force restarting differ based on the model of your iPhone:

  • iPhone X or later:
    • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
    • Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
    • Press and hold the Side button until you see the recovery mode screen.
  • iPhone 8 or iPhone SE (2nd generation):
    • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  • iPhones with a Home button:
    • Press and hold both the Home button and Sleep/Wake (or Side) buttons simultaneously.
    • Continue holding until you see the recovery mode screen.

Step 4: Enter recovery mode

Once you see the recovery mode screen on your iPhone, you can release the buttons. On your computer, iTunes will display a message indicating that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.

Step 5: Restore or update your iPhone

To proceed, click on the “Restore” button in iTunes. This will initiate the process of restoring your iPhone to its factory settings. Alternatively, if an iOS update is available, you can choose to “Update” instead of “Restore” to install the latest iOS version without erasing your data.

Note: Restoring your iPhone will erase all data and settings, so make sure to have a recent backup beforehand.

In conclusion,

Putting an iPhone in recovery mode allows you to troubleshoot various issues such as software glitches or unresponsive devices. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily enter recovery mode on your iPhone and restore it to working condition.

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