Knowing the processes to Exit Recovery Mode or how to Get an iPhone Out of Recovery Mode can help you fix a recovery mode issue on your iPhone or iPad device.
How to Exit Recovery Mode on an iPad or iPhone device
One of the most typical reasons for an iPad or iPhone to enter recovery mode is that the operating system was accidentally corrupted during the installation of the latest iOS update, while playing online video games, stream movies on those free movies websites and others.
Whenever it occurs, Apple’s built-in safety feature that will automatically place your apple phone in Recovery Mode to safeguard it from further damage.
When your iPad or iPhone device is in Recovery Mode, you can either see a black screen with a charging cable logo and a computer or iTunes icon. This depends on the iOS version running on your apple phone.
For both situations, you will be unable to use your iPhone device till the corrupted or damaged OS is erased and the current version of iOS is download and ready to be installed.
1. You can easily Exit Recovery Mode on the following iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 11 and higher models.
Users can easily exit Recovery Mode on these iPhone models by completing the instructions below;
- Kindly Press and then release the Volume-Up button, followed by the Volume-Down button on your device.
- After that stage, you are to press the power button and hold it until the white Apple icon appears on your iPhone.
2. Exit Recovery Mode on the iPhone 7 Model
- You can easily do this by pressing and holding the power and volume down button for some seconds.
- Continue holding both buttons down until your iPhone device display the Apple icon.
3. For iPhone 6 users and earlier iPhone versions, can also get out of Recovery Mode by following the steps below;
- Push and hold the Power and Home buttons simultaneously.
- Keep pressing both buttons down till it displays the Apple icon.
How to Restore an iPhone Using Recovery Mode
While you can get your iPhone out of recovery mode manually by following the instructions above, you will be unable to use your device or resolve issues until the OS on your iPhone device is replaced or updated with a reliable version of iOS.
Verify that the most recent version of iTunes software is downloaded and installed either on your Windows computer or Mac and then proceed with the steps below to help solve the core problem with your device.
- Get the iPhone’s charging cable, and connect your iPhone to the computer.
- Launch the Finder application on your Mac device ( for macOS Catalina or later version). If you’re running a previous version of macOS or a Windows PC, launch iTunes software (but if the iTunes app is launched already, terminate the iTunes app and launch it again).
- Now you will need to find appropriate steps for your iPhone model to force your iPhone device into Recover Mode.
For iPhone 8 users and later versions
They will start by pressing and holding the Volume UP button >> Then follow by pressing and holding the Volume Down button > And with the combination of power button until the Recovery screen mode appears.
iPhone 7/7 Plus users can follow this method
Simultaneously press and hold the power button and Volume-Down buttons. Hold them in place till the Recovery Mode screen display.
For iPhone 6 users or earlier
They will simultaneously press and hold the Home and Power buttons. Maintain your grip on them, till your iPhone device display Recovery Mode.
- Once your iPhone device boot into recovery mode, a pop-up window will appear by allowing you to restore or update it.
Click Update, which will attempt to update your iPhone device without erasing any data.
If this does not work, restart your iPhone in Recovery Mode (using the Steps listed above) and then choose the Restore option for this time.
Note that this Restore option will totally delete all data and the operating system from your iPhone device and replace it with the most recent OS version.
For both situations, you will wait patiently for the download to finish. If the download exceeds 15 minutes, your device may enter sleep mode.
If this actually occurs, permit the download to finish > then you have to repeat steps 3 & 4 (by choosing Restore or Update option, as appropriate).
- Once the Restore or Update process is complete, your device will boot to the ‘Hello’ screen.
Proceed as directed on it until you enter the Apps & Data section. Select the option Restore from the iTunes app or iCloud (That if your backup is available). If it’s the opposite, choose Set-up as New iPhone.
If no backup is accessible or usable, your sole alternative is to Set Up as a New iPhone, in which case you will be unable to regain your iPhone’s data.
The method listed above will help you to get out of recovery mode regarding the version of iPhone you are using. If you have any queries, kindly make use of the comment section to reach us.