How to put iPhone into Recovery mode. Instructions for all models

Apple smartphones simply recover from software bugs and crashes. Most often, this will require you to put the iPhone in a special mode.

Recovery Mode ( recovery mode ) – a special iOS boot mode, which is used when there is a software malfunction or inability to turn on the smartphone in normal mode.

You can transfer to recovery mode an iPhone that does not boot, goes into a cyclic reboot, or does not respond to physically pressing buttons. It will be possible to recover any iPhone without physical breakdowns with software failures.

Recovery mode is often confused with DFU mode . DFU is a low-level recovery of iOS with a complete erasure of the drive, and Recovery is the restoration of system files from the original firmware or backup.

How to enter Recovery Mode on iPhone with a physical Home button

The instruction will come in handy to restore firmware on iPhone 6s / SE and older devices.

  1. Disconnect the smartphone from the computer.
  2. Hold the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds to quickly turn off your iPhone.
  3. Hold the Home button.
  4. Quickly connect your iPhone to your computer with a cable before starting to boot the system.
  5. After a few seconds, the iTunes indicator appears on the smartphone screen. The computer recognizes the smartphone in recovery mode, it will be offered to Update thefirmware or Restore iPhone from backup.

To exit the mode, hold down the Home and Power buttons for 10 seconds.

How to enter Recovery Mode on iPhone with the Home touch button

This method of entering recovery mode is suitable for smartphones with a touch button Home (iPhone 7/8).

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a cable.
  2. Hold down the Power and Volume Down buttons. After a few seconds, the smartphone will reboot and the Apple logo will appear.
  3. After a few seconds, the indicator for connecting to a computer or iTunes appears on the iPhone screen. Only after this should the released buttons be released.
  4. In macOS Mojaveand older systems run iTunes, and in MacOS Catalina – the Finder application. The system recognizes the smartphone in recovery mode, it will be offered to update the firmware without deleting the content or to restore the iPhone from backup.

To exit the recovery mode, you need to hold down the Power buttons and decrease the volume until the smartphone screen turns off.

How to enter Recovery Mode on iPhone with Face ID

On an iPhone without a Home button (iPhone X and newer), the following algorithm is used to enter recovery mode.

  1. Connect your iPhone to your computer with a cable.
  2. Press the buttons to increase the volume, decrease the volume, and hold down the Power button.
  3. Do not release the button until the indicator for connecting to a computer or iTunes appears.
  4. macOS Mojaveand older versions of the OS will launch iTunes, and macOS Catalina will launch Finder. The system will see the smartphone in recovery mode and offer to upgrade the firmware without deleting the content or restore the iPhone from backup.

To exit recovery mode, hold down the Power button until the smartphone restarts.

 

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