How to Put an iPhone Into Recovery Mode

How to Put an iPhone Into Recovery Mode

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To put the iPhone into recovery mode so you can do an iTunes firmware restore follow these steps:

Step One
Open iTunes and connect the iPhone to your Mac.
How to Put an iPhone Into Recovery Mode

Step Two
Press and hold the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time.
How to Put an iPhone Into Recovery Mode

Step Three
As soon as the screen goes black release the Sleep/Wake button. Continue holding the home button until you iTunes pops up a message telling you that it has detected an iPhone in recovery mode.
How to Put an iPhone Into Recovery Mode

The iPhone will look like this:
How to Put an iPhone Into Recovery Mode


UPDATE:
Apple has introduced a new method to entering Recovery Mode. You can find instructions and a video demonstrating the new method here.
Rafig Gurbanzada - July 3, 2017 at 3:03pm
Rafig Gurbanzada: it failed.
zorky - March 27, 2017 at 11:43am
This just restarts my phone doesnt put it in recovery mode
William123456789987654321874584475 - May 13, 2016 at 11:42pm
Thank you!!!!!! I have an iPhone 4 and the new way wasn't working. I was about to have a heart attack.
Dave West - October 24, 2016 at 11:23am
Try this free tool to put iPad as well as iPhone, iPod into reovery mode with one click: www.data-recovery-iphone.com
JulietHuddy - January 20, 2017 at 8:11am
1.Turn your iPhone off by holding down the sleep/wake button (on the right side on iPhone 6 and up, on the top corner on all other iPhones). Hold until the slider appears at the top and then swipe the slider. If your phone doesn't respond, hold the sleep/wake button and the Home button together until the screen goes dark (on an iPhone 7 series, hold volume down instead of Home) 2. Connect your iPhone to your computer. If you don't have a computer, you'll need to go to the Apple Store or borrow one 3. Perform a hard reset on the phone. Do this by holding down the sleep/wake button and the Home button at the same time (again, on iPhone 7 use volume down). Continue holding for at least 10 seconds. If the Apple logo appears on the screen, keep holding 4. Let go of the buttons when the Connect to iTunes screen appears (it's the image of the cable and iTunes icon shown at the top of this article). The phone is now in recovery mode 5. A window pops up in iTunes offering to let you Update or Restore the phone. Click Update. This tries to resolve the problem without erasing your data 6. If Update fails, read this www.recovery-tool.com/ios-recovery/recover-iphone-in-recovery-mode.html
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