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.
Aiden - November 2, 2015 at 2:15pm
This saved me $699.99!
jess - October 6, 2014 at 3:13pm
this saved me!
Ole Gajda - January 28, 2016 at 9:14am
Translate to Dansk. Can You do this..??
ane doas - May 26, 2014 at 8:58pm
O botao Sleep/Wake do meu iphone nao funciona estou desesperada. Se puderem me ajudar ficarei muito agradecida.
YionGeo - May 21, 2014 at 7:26am
Once iPhone stuck in Recovery mode, you invariably have to Restore. Regarding your iPhone Data Recovery Google: "How to extract data from iPhone in recovery mode". May land up on some utility. Free or paid Good Luck PS: Genius bar will not help you in personal data recovery in any manner. Moral: Always backup your data periodically.
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