How to Put iPhone in Recovery Mode

Joel Mason

iPhone, Tutorials

If you’re experiencing issues with your iPhone and need to restore it or update its software, putting your device in recovery mode can be a helpful troubleshooting step. Recovery mode allows you to connect your iPhone to your computer and restore it using iTunes. In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of putting your iPhone in recovery mode.

Before You Begin

Before you proceed, make sure you have the latest version of iTunes installed on your computer. Also, ensure that you have a Lightning cable handy to connect your iPhone to your computer.

Putting Your iPhone in Recovery Mode

  1. To start, ensure that your iPhone is disconnected from your computer.

  2. Press and hold the Power button (also known as the Sleep/Wake button) on the top or side of your iPhone. Hold it until the slider appears on the screen.

  3. Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone completely.

  4. Once your iPhone is turned off, press and hold the Power button again.

  5. While holding the Power button, simultaneously press and hold the Volume Down button.

    Keep holding both buttons together.

  6. Continue holding both buttons even after the Apple logo appears on the screen. Release them only when you see the “Connect to iTunes” screen.

Your iPhone is now in Recovery Mode!

Your device’s screen should display a message indicating that it needs to be connected to iTunes. At this point, you can release the buttons and proceed with the necessary steps to restore your iPhone or update its software using iTunes on your computer.

Exiting Recovery Mode

If you want to exit recovery mode without restoring or updating your iPhone, follow these steps:

  1. Disconnect your iPhone from your computer.

  2. Press and hold the Power button (Sleep/Wake button) until the “slide to power off” screen appears.

  3. Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone.

  4. Wait for a few seconds, then press and hold the Power button again until you see the Apple logo on the screen. Your iPhone will boot up normally.

That’s it! You’ve successfully learned how to put your iPhone in recovery mode and exit it if needed. Remember, recovery mode can be a useful tool when troubleshooting software issues or performing necessary updates on your device.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to us.

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