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How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode

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Usually, Recovery mode is a mode wherein your iPhone is not detected by iTunes. Recovery mode helps iPhone users solve numerous problems—from simple erroneous abnormal working of app to complex software issues. But however, there are times when you get stuck in recovery mode itself. The one thing which took you out of many problems, now is the problem itself! You must be wondering how to fix an iPhone stuck in recovery mode? Well, in the below article all the possible solutions along with a step-wise guide are provided to solve iPhone stuck on connect to iTunes screen issue.

Part 1: Reasons Why iPhone is Stuck in Recovery Mode

Many reasons exist for getting your iPhone stuck in Recovery mode. And the most regular one is—incorrectly jailbreaking iPhone. People having no experience of jailbreaking iPhone usually end up with this issue.

Apart from jailbreaking, restoring, iTunes error, battery replacement, iOS update, downgrading iOS, faulty operations, water damage and so on other reason as to why your iPhone may get stuck in recovery mode. All these factors in some or the way can hamper your iPhone's functionality and get it stuck in recovery mode.

Part 2: How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode

Now that we have known all the possible reasons why you deal with iPhone stuck on iTunes logo issue, let us discuss the possible solutions.

Method 1: Force Restart iPhone

Many a times, force restarting kicks the issues out of your iPhone. Follow below steps to force restart your iPhone.

If you've iPhone 8 or X: Press and quickly release the volume up button. Next, follow the same with the volume down button. Now press & hold the side button till the time your iPhone's screen is off and again turns on. Let go the button as soon as you see the Apple logo.

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If you've iPhone 7 or 7 Plus: Simultaneously press and hold the lock/power button and volume down button. Let go both the buttons when Apple logo is displayed on screen.

If you've iPhone 6/6s, SE or earlier: Concurrently press power button as well as Home button. Hold the buttons till the time you see Apple logo. Now let go the buttons and wait for the restarting process to finish.

Method 2: Use Free ReiBoot to Exit Recovery Mode

Is your iPhone stuck on iTunes logo and won't restore after force restarting, you need a firm solution and that is Free iPhone Recovery Mode Software ReiBoot to exit Recovery mode. We can also restore your iPhone via iTunes to exit Recovery mode. Sorry to say, but you will lose all your data after restoring. On the other hand, Tenorshare ReiBoot provides you a simple and best way not only to exit recovery mode, but also to exit it with no data loss.

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Step 1: If already installed, connect your iPhone and PC. If not, download and install the software on your PC and then connect your iPhone and PC.

Step 2: Once the device is connected to PC, the tool will recognize your iPhone. Also Exit Recovery Mode option is highlighted for you.

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Step 3: Click on Exit Recovery Mode option. Have patience till the process is completed.

Step 4: Step 3 will restart your iPhone. Congratulations! You device is restored and in working condition again, that too with no data loss.

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Method 3: Restore iPhone from iTunes

Another method to exit Recovery mode is restoring your iPhone from iTunes. However, using iTunes to recover recovery-mode stuck iPhone results in complete data loss. Follow below steps to solve iPhone stuck on connect to iTunes screen issue.

Step 1: Connect your PC and iPhone. iTunes will automatically recognize your iPhone. If it doesn't, then open iTunes.

Step 2: You will see a message pop up by iTunes saying that your device is detected in recovery mode and you ask to restore it from your iTunes backup.

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Any data on the phone other than the one in iTunes backup will be lost and your iPhone will be restored successfully solving your iPhone stuck on iTunes connect logo problem.

Method 4: Repair iPhone from Apple Store

If above all the solutions fail to get your iPhone exit Recovery mode, you require to take help of Apple. There is a probability that instead of any software issue, your iPhone is dealing with some hardware problem, and hence above solutions are not giving you success. Therefore, you should contact Apple for support and find out what exactly the issue is.


The above article gives a brief on what is recovery mode, reasons why your iPhone gets stuck in Recovery mode and all the possible solutions for how to fix iPhone stuck on iTunes logo problem. Hope one of the above solutions worked for you and you have successfully exited recovery mode. We highly recommend Tenorshare ReiBoot to exit Recovery mode without data loss. Share your feedback with us by commenting below.

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