[Solved] Get iPhone out of Recovery Mode
"I connected my iphone to iTunes and a message popped up asking if I would like to update my
phone. I said yes. And after waiting for a while I got a message saying that it was unable to
download because an error had occurred. I am now unable to connect / use my phone. When
plugged into iTunes, it say that an iphone in recovery mode has been detected. It also says that I
must restore my iphone."
Have you ever gotten into trouble with the similar situation as above? Actually, problems of this kind have never been rare complaints on Apple Communities. Due to any reason, many iOS users were, are or will be beset by iPhone being stuck in Recovery Mode. Thus, I'd like to write down this guide as a help for those in need. There are detailed introduction of Recovery Mode and solutions to escape from it. Hope it helps. Please scroll down and get an idea of Recovery Mode.
- Part 1: What is Recovery Mode of iPhone?
- Part 2: What Cause iPhone Getting into Recovery Mode?
- Part 3: How to Get iPhone out of Recovery Mode?
- Part 4: When Recovery Mode Comes into Handy?
Part 1: What is Recovery Mode of iPhone?
Recovery Mode is a measure of expediency in iBoot especially when the current installed iOS is going wrong. You may have already experienced Recovery Mode without your knowledge when undergoing an update or recovery through iTunes. In addition, you can also put your iPhone into Recovery Mode when you'd like to troubleshoot or jailbreak your iOS device. Generally, Recovery Mode is used to revive your iPhone with a new version of iOS.
Recovery Mode is like a place for troubleshooting system issues. When you hit the snags concerning iPhone system, you don't need to go to an Apple store asking for help. That's why Recovery Mode comes for help, which allows you to install official iOS updates and repair any software damage by yourself.
Part 2: What Cause iPhone Getting into Recovery Mode?
There are quite a few reasons that would cause your iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode. However, an iPhone may get into Recovery Mode due to some most common reasons as below:
1. Fail to update iPhone via iTunes. This is the main culprit for the reason why iPhone would be struck in Recovery Mode. Though iTunes is an official office from Apple, nothing is perfect yet. Many users report that they're confronting problems when using iTunes to perform an update. Let's check out a real case from Apple Communities. "Something went wrong whilst I was downloading an upgrade to my phone via iTunes. It has gone into 'Recovery Mode' and I can't find any information on this to put it right! My phone is totally frozen in this state. Help???"
2. Fail to restore data from iTunes backup. Sometimes, things go wrong on iTunes when users try to restore iTunes backup to their iDevice. It happens especially when the backup file contains considerable contents or the connection between iPhone and iTunes ceases by accident.
3. Fail to jailbreak iPhone. Jailbreak allows users to gain more authority to access and utilize iPhone. That's why some people are so into doing so. However, breaking an iPhone always companies with risks, of which one is making your device stuck in Recovery Mode. If you're not tech-savvy or having professional assistance, don't try to jailbreak your iPhone.
Part 3: How to Get iPhone out of Recovery Mode?
Use iTunes to Get out of Recovery Mode
Though sometimes iPhone was stuck in Recovery Mode due to iTunes, you can fix the issue via iTunes as well. Plug your iPhone in computer to connect with iTunes (the latest version), then iTunes will detect that your device is in Recovery Mode and prompt you to restore your iPhone. However, it works by recovering previous iTunes backup files to your device. Though it can fix the problem, you may thus lose your existing contents. There is another method available to choose, which will not cause any data loss.
Use iOS System Recovery to Get out of Recovery Mode
iOS System Recovery, as a premium and easy-to-use software dedicated to solving a variety of iOS problem, supports most models of iPhone/iPad/iPod, including the latest iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. It enables users to fix system issues without any data loss. Let's see how it works.
Step 1. Connect iPhone to Software
Please download and install iOS System Recovery in the first place. Launch the software and go to "More Tools" > "iOS System Recovery". Now, connect your iPhone and click on“Start".
Step 2. Download Package for Repairing
You need to confirm the information of your device, or choose the related info by yourself. If it's all right, please hit the "Download" button.
Note that you can also "Copy" the link and download the firmware package lest the process goes wrong.
Step 3. Repair Your Device back to Normal
After the package is downloaded, the software will automatically start fixing your iPhone, which would take around 10 minutes to finish. After that, your iPhone will restart and get back to normal.
Note that the "Advanced Mode" is also available, however, it will erase your contents.
Part 4: When Recovery Mode Comes into Handy?
You might need to use Recovery Mode if you're facing situations as below.
1. iTunes doesn't recognize your device or says it's in recovery mode.
2. Apple logo shows up on your screen for long with no progress bar after rebooting.
3. iPhone keeps restarting again and again.
4. iPhone is somehow frozen and unresponsive.
5. iPhone turns black without your knowledge.
6. Fail to update your iPhone over the air.
Do you get more similar to Recovery Mode and know how to get out of it after finishing this article? If you're still having trouble with Recovery Mode or some points are not clear here, you are welcome to leave your comments below. We will try our best to help you out!