The iPhone, like any high-tech product, is made to run with as little technical troubles as possible, and the majority of users will own one for years without ever having a significant problem with it.
However, there comes a point in the shell life of any device when it starts to experience technical hitches. When you hit such stumbling blocks, all previous attempts at troubleshooting have failed, and your iPhone is unresponsive, then you might need to boot into recovery mode.
When Do You Need To Put Your IPhone In Recovery Mode
There are several factors that would require putting your device in recovery mood. The list below is certainly not exhaustive but you get the idea.
- iPhone stuck on the Apple logo for several minutes with no progress bar
- Trying to install the beta version of iOS on iPhone but finds out there are bugs causing error
- Restoring iPhone from backup but the process failed and iTunes can’t recognize your device
- Your iPhone is frozen, stuck on black screen with a spinning wheel, or your iPhone won’t turn on during or after iOS update.
- Your computer does not recognize your device or says it’s in recovery mode.
How To Put Your IPhone In Recovery Mode
- Make sure the software on your Mac is current. Make sure you have the most recent version of iTunes if you are using it.
- Use a USB connection to link your gadget to your PC.
- Open the Finder on a Mac running macOS Catalina or a later version. Open iTunes on a PC or a Mac running macOS Mojave or an earlier version.
- Close iTunes if it’s open and then launch it once again. Find out which version of macOS your Mac is running. Maintain connectivity with your device and wait until the recovery mode screen shows.
- For iPhone 8 or later, including iPhone SE (2nd generation): Press and quickly release the volume up button. Press and quickly release the volume down button. Then, press and hold the side button until you see the recovery mode screen.
- For iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, and iPod touch (7th generation): Press and hold the top (or side) and volume down buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the recovery mode screen.
- For iPhone 6s or earlier, including iPhone SE (1st generation), and iPod touch (6th generation) or earlier: Press and hold both the Home and the top (or side) buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the recovery mode screen.
- Locate your phone and either restore or update.
What To Do If You Forget Your IPhone Password
You will receive a notification that your iPhone is deactivated if you input the incorrect passcode on the iPhone Lock Screen too many times. Use a computer to put your iPhone in recovery mode if you attempt again and are unable to recall your passcode. Through this method, you can erase the content of your iPhone using recovery mode, allowing you to set it up again.
You may restore your data and settings from a backup after wiping your iPhone. You may set up your iPhone as a fresh device and then download any data that is stored in iCloud if you did not back it up.
A Mac or PC are required for this operation. Make sure your PC has Windows 10 or a later version and that iTunes is installed if you’re using one. To connect your iPhone to the computer, you will also need the cable that came with it or another compatible cable.
You can seek assistance from an Apple Retail Store or Apple Authorized Service Provider if you do not have a computer at home and can’t borrow one.
These are the steps to follow
- Turn off your iPhone using the method for your iPhone
- For iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and later, including iPhone SE (2nd and 3rd generation): Press and hold both the side button and the Volume down button until the power off slider appears
- For iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6: Press and hold the side button until the power off slider appears.
- For iPhone SE (1st generation), iPhone 5s, and earlier: Press and hold the top button until the power off slider appears.
- Turn off your phone ad wait till it is off completely before the next step
- The next step is to put the phone in recovery mode. Before that, you will need to find out which button you will need to hold.
- For Phone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and later, including iPhone SE (2nd and 3rd generation): use the side button.
- For iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus: use the Volume down button.
- For iPhone SE (1st generation), and iPhone 6s and earlier: use the Home button.
- As soon as you have connected your iPhone to the computer, press and hold the appropriate button on your phone. Keep your grip on the button.
- Hold the button down until your iPhone displays the recovery mode screen, then release.
- If you see the passcode screen, you need to turn off your iPhone and start again
- On the computer you have just connected to, find your iPhone in the finder or in iTunes.
- When the Restore or Update option is shown, select Restore. Your computer starts the recovery procedure by downloading software for your iPhone.
- If it takes more than 15 minutes to download and your device leaves the recovery mode screen, wait until the download is complete before turning off your iPhone and starting anew.
- Wait for the process to complete. Once you are done, you can set your iPhone up again and use.
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