iPhone Problems

How to Exit iPhone Recovery Mode without Restore

Many users will have their iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode when updating, iTunes ask restoring or jailbreaking the device. Generally speaking, this should not be a difficult problem to resolve. In this article, you will find 3 free ways to get iPhone out of Recovery Mode.

iphone is stuck in recovery mode

Way 1: Manfully Get iPhone out of Recovery Mode without computer

If your device was functioning well before, and you put it into Recovery Mode just to clean up caches or fix a frozen screen, you can still use buttons to quit Recovery Mode for iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/7/6/5 easily. To do this:

  • 1.Disconnect with iTunes and a USB cable.
  • 2.On iPhone 8 (Plus)/7 (Plus)/6/6s/5 and earlier, hold down Power Button to turn off your device.

    On iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X, press and hold the side button with either volume button.
  • 3.Press the On/Off Button again till the Apple logo appears, and you should start up your iPhone successfully.
start up iphone

If the process doesn't work the first time, try it 1-2 times again or go to way 2 directly.

Also Read: What's the difference between Recovery Mode and DFU Mode.

Way 2: 1 Click to Exit Recovery Mode Free without Losing Data

However, there are some users with their iPhone power button broken and cannot manually exit Recovery Mode using buttons. Therefore, I would like to introduce you a freeware called Tenorshare ReiBoot, which is capable of putting iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/8/7/6/6s/5 into and out of Recovery Mode without data loss or using any buttons.

Free Download For Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
Secure Download
Free Download For macOS 10.15 and below
Secure Download

Here is what you need to do:

  • 1.Download and install Tenorshare ReiBoot on Mac/Windows PC.
  • 2.Connect your iOS device with Tenorshare ReiBoot.
  • 3.Click Exit Recovery Mode on the screen.
one click exit recovery mode with reiboot

There you go to bypass Recovery Mode without iTunes restore. Quick and easy.

Also Read: How to fix iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode after iOS 11 upgrade.

Way 3: Get out of Recovery Mode using iTunes

The last choice is iTunes. If you have made an up-to-date backup before iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode, you may give this method a try. Note that all the exiting data will be erased after iTunes restore.

To get past Recovery Mode on iPhone, do the following:

  • 1.Connect your frozen iPhone with iTunes.
  • 2.iTunes will automatically detect your device in Recovery Mode and pop up a message saying whether to Restore or Update.
  • 3.Choose one at your will. If there is no available update, you can only choose to restore.
restore recovery mode with iTunes

That's all about how to exit Recovery Mode without restore and using physical buttons. Among the three, I strongly recommend you take Tenorshare ReiBoot into preferable consideration.

Again, these methods apply to all iOS devices including your iPhone XS/XS Max/XR/X/10/iPhone 8 (Plus), iPad and iPod Touch.

Free Download For Win 10/8.1/8/7/XP
Secure Download
Free Download For macOS 10.15 and below
Secure Download
Was this helpful ?

Updated on / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to Fix iPhone Follow @Jenefey Aaron

Join the discussion and share your voice here