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iOS 11 Recovery Mode: How to Enter and Exit Recovery Mode on iOS 11/12 Devices

Since Apple released iOS 11, many people choose to upgrade to iOS 11 to get the newest features. However, some users weren’t able to finish the upgrade and got iPhone 7/6s/6/5s stuck in recovery mode or restore mode. Also, some users tried to downgrade from iOS 11 to iOS 10, but failed and caused iPhone/iPad/iPod touch stuck on recovery mode. What is iOS recovery mode? How to put iOS 11 devices into recovery mode and how to exit recovery mode loop? Read this guide to get all your answers.

You may also be interested in: How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Recovery Mode after iOS 12 Update.

What’s iOS 11 Recovery Mode?

Here are two situations when your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch is in recovery mode loop:

1. You see the Connect to iTunes screen.

2. iTunes doesn't recognize your device or says, "There is problem with the iPhone "iPhone" that requires it to be restored or updated".

itunes pops up an error when iPhone stuck on requesting update

How to Enter Recovery Mode on iOS 11 Devices?

When your iPhone won't boot, load or turn on, at this time, iTunes can't recognize your device, you need to put your device into recovery mode to get it detected.

Way 1: Put your iPhone into recovery mode manually

This differs from different iPhone models as below:

For iPhone 8/iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone X: Turn off your device and connect your iPhone to computer. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see iTunes logo shows up.

For iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see iTunes logo shows up.

For iPhone 6s and earlier, iPad, or iPod touch: Press and hold both the Home and the Sleep/Wake (Top or Side) buttons at the same time. Keep holding them until you see the recovery-mode screen.

Way 2. Using free Tenorshare ReiBoot to enter iOS 11 recovery mode by 1 click

Sometimes, your home button doesn't work or other buttons get broken, you can't press any keys to enter recovery mode by hands. Or you think the above operations are too much hassle to handle. In these cases, you can use Free Tenorshare ReiBoot to put iPhone, iPad in recovery mode without iTunes or any buttons and simply just by one click.

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Launch Free Tenorshare ReiBoot on your computer and connect your iPhone to computer. Tenorshare ReiBoot should detect your device directly without tapping "Trust" on your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

Click "Enter Recovery Mode" on the main interface in Tenorshare ReiBoot to enter iOS recovery mode.

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After that, you'll see iTunes logo on your iPhone screen, and iTunes should recognize your iOS 11 devices.

How to Exit iOS 11 Recovery Mode?

iPhone/iPad/iPod touch stuck on recovery mode loop when upgrading to iOS 11 or downgrading to iOS 10.3.3/10.3.2? We've prepared you two methods to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode loop during/after update.

Method 1: One click to get out of iOS 11 recovery mode loop with Free Tenorshare ReiBoot (Recommend)

Free Reiboot is also a quick fix to kick iPhone/iPad out of recovery mode just by one click. Imagine fixing iOS 11 recovery mode stuck so easily!

Click "Exit Recovery Mode" to reboot the device forcibly. If your iPhone has a slight stuck recovery mode issue, your device should get back to normal after this one click.

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Tips: 1. If there is a worse issue on your iPhone like getting stuck on DFU mode/boot loop/black screen/blue screen, please choose "Fix All iOS Stuck" to repair the operating system on the stuck device and your phone will come back to life after the whole procedure. And more importantly, the Standard Repair mode in this program won't cause any data loss.

Method 2: Restore in iTunes to get out of recovery mode (Data Loss)

You can use iTunes to restore your iPhone in recovery mode, but this way will erase the device and become unrecoverable.

If you just rescue the phone and don't have important data on it, you can try this way and here are the steps:

  • 1. Check that you have the latest iTunes version on your computer.
  • 2. Connect iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.
  • 3. Put your device in recovery mode manually.
  • 4. Click Restore in Summary panel.
  • 5. Wait for the restore to complete. iTunes will erase your device and install the latest iOS on your iPhone.
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In this guide we share how to put iOS 11 devices into and out of recovery mode. Tenorshare ReiBoot is the top recommend tool to force restart an iPhone/iPad when it is stuck in recovery mode, restore mode or running into other issues.  

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