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How to Put an iPhone Into Recovery Mode

How to Put an iPhone Into Recovery Mode

Posted November 20, 2007 at 7:34pm · 49 comments · Add Comment
Ashtonwinchester - November 13, 2017 at 2:41am
The recovery mode thing does not pop up. only the apply symbol
er25 - November 8, 2017 at 7:00am
i use reiboot just 1 click enter recovery mode. so cool!
Rafig Gurbanzada
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
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:
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
Aiden - November 2, 2015 at 2:15pm
This saved me $699.99!
jess - October 6, 2014 at 3:13pm
this saved me!
Ole Gajda
Ole Gajda - January 28, 2016 at 9:14am
Translate to Dansk. Can You do this..??
ane doas
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.
Simon's Locks
Simon's Locks - May 11, 2014 at 11:49pm
Collins Emily
Collins Emily - April 14, 2014 at 8:41am
My iPhone stuck on recovery mode after iOS update so i searched google for help. To my surprise, i got a free tool to enter and exit iPhone recovery mode without holding home or power button, you just need to click the button on the main interface to choose to put iPhone into or out of recovery mode with one click. Totally free download is available here on CNET:
LOKESH - February 26, 2014 at 12:56pm
HI I jail broken my iphone 3gs 6.1.3 i want restore it it showing " U DON T HAVE MEMORY IN IPHONE "
neil - October 19, 2013 at 6:39pm
thanks i had a problem installing ios 7 and it froze so i had to do it
Confussed boy
Confussed boy - September 17, 2013 at 1:49am
What do you do if the home button is not working??
oscar - August 2, 2013 at 10:52am
thank you <3 helped me
Niamh - June 22, 2013 at 5:30pm
Has helped thnx!
Christian - May 19, 2013 at 3:51am
im doing the "recovery mode" and when im connected in itunes always said "iphone software update cannot be contacted" -_- pls help me ....
christian - May 19, 2013 at 3:53am
im using iphone 3gs ...
Niamh - June 22, 2013 at 5:27pm
This may be because itunes isnt at its most updated version. Has happened to me!
Vijay - November 27, 2012 at 5:18am
i dont have itunes how can i solve this problem pls help..
Brian - December 28, 2012 at 9:09am
Hi I have a iPhone 4 and I can't use it now I have forgotten my passcode can any one help me with this thanks
Jack - January 23, 2013 at 8:55pm
You require iTunes if you want to recover your iPhone/iPod/iPad. This thread only tells you how to get the phone set so it can be recovered due to problems such as: Malfunction, Forgotten Passcodes, locked for about 1M minutes (Happened to me that's why i'm here), etc. Do remember that this WILL delete ANY and ALL data on the device that requires restoration.
renz - November 22, 2012 at 11:52pm
after this one?? because my iphone same as what is in the last stage so i connect it to the itunes but at last their something error i can't restore my files..
ATT IPHONE SUPPORT - November 18, 2012 at 2:46am
when your phone wont turn on your basically getting the black screen of death. hold down lock button and home button down until you see the apple. phone/ipod will now turn on.
yongoho - January 14, 2013 at 8:57pm
How to?
pissed off iphone owner
pissed off iphone owner - November 3, 2012 at 6:09pm
And then what do you do? f@#king Genius!!
Biphone Master
Biphone Master - January 5, 2013 at 9:25pm
Then you recover it dumbass. This is clearly marked as an article about how to put your phone into recovery mode. Not a tutorial on how to restore it.....
Milad - October 20, 2012 at 1:23pm
every time I have tried it enters in DFU to prevent it?
bob - September 27, 2012 at 11:29pm
my ipod stopped working and wont turn on now... :(
Andrew - September 28, 2012 at 12:12am
Oh god same here :( I tried to update my iPod and It won't turn on!
ricardo - September 23, 2012 at 5:02pm
thanks for the post - very useful. recovered my wife's iphone 4 after IOS6 upgrade failde
:) - February 13, 2012 at 12:27am
Longchamp Outlet
Longchamp Outlet - December 13, 2011 at 9:13am
nice post, thanks for sharing
penny - January 3, 2011 at 8:39pm
Turned my itouch back on, without having to do recovery mode. Thanks a million!
Brian - August 11, 2010 at 6:02pm
Good information. How can I do this if the screen is cracked/dead? The iPhone has been replaced but want to delete all personal information from it before recycling. How do I go about that?
Swin - July 29, 2010 at 2:17pm
Ok, but how do you restore another ipsw firmware file? When I start Itunes, it says do I want to restore but the only option I seem to see is restore AND update to the latest version (4.0.1). I would like to restore 3.1.3, the version that came with my 3GS phone.
nayan - July 24, 2010 at 1:32am
It was of great help it worked thank you very much
:) - September 25, 2009 at 2:26pm
i love u! it works
sadiknev - June 28, 2009 at 10:09am
But once its done, then how do i get out of the recovery mode with me damaging anything?- sorry iam a noob, just bought my 3GS - help appreciated. thanks
Nadia - May 3, 2011 at 11:04am
But computer doesnt even recognize my iPhone is connected and it doesnt show in iTunes. I was to reset it and then sync but my iPhone 2g isnt recognized by my computer. Can anyone help me please?
wysisyg - December 27, 2008 at 3:39pm
Does anyone know how to take the iphone out of recovery mode without actually recovering? Restart doesn't do it or repeating recovery mode steps.. is it stuck like this now?
jaylou180 - June 26, 2009 at 9:53am
Hold both the power and the home button until the apple logo comes up and than let go. The phone will reboot.
Damian - June 29, 2009 at 3:04am
ya i had same thing and had to restore it :/
MrJazzMan - May 2, 2010 at 6:38am
Restarting works indeed. Hold the power button till it restarts and wait normally. Good luck - December 12, 2008 at 2:27pm
Nice website and full of great infromation. lov it. keep it up
Dom - July 19, 2008 at 8:50pm
The best way to ensure your iphone goes into recovery mode rather than DFU mode is to: -Hold down just the power button and slide to power off -Turn phone back on, then quickly hold down the home button as it starts up. Cheers
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