How to Force Restart iPhone 15, Enter Recovery Mode, DFU Mode with Video Guide

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2024-04-23 / Update for  iPhone 15

iPhone 15 is finally here with new features and design. But with every new iPhone line and iOS, many bugs and issues come as a package. So what if your iPhone is unresponsive and cannot get past the lock screen? Do not worry, you need to know how to force restart iPhone 15 or restart to resolve most issues. If that doesn't work, you can fix the issue by putting iPhone 15 in recovery mode and exit recovery mode. Let's find out more in this article.

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FREE Tool: One-Click Enter or Exit Recovery Mode on iPhone 15

If you are looking for the best iPhone 15 recovery tool to help you navigate the steps about put iPhone 15 in recovery mode and exit, you are in luck. Tenorshare ReiBoot is the 1-click solution to enter or exit the recovery mode. Let's review each step when using ReiBoot:

  • Download and install ReiBoot. Connect your iOS device, tap Trust on your iOS device when prompted. Once your device is connected, click Enter on the main interface.

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  • It will take less than a minute to enter the Recovery Mode.

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  • Your iPhone restarting and showing 'Connect to iTunes or Computer' on the display.

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If you want to exit recovery mode simply, here is how to exit recovery mode on iPhone 15 in one-click for free:

  • Connect iPhone 15 with your computer. You can click the Exit button to exit recovery mode with one click.

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  • Within a few minutes, your device will get iPhone 15 out of the Recovery Mode.

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Part 1: How to Put iPhone 15 in Recovery Mode and Exit Manually

To resolve any issue, the best method is to know how to put iPhone 15 in recovery mode and exit. Many solutions are tied to this method. The only issue is that you cannot do that manually when your iPhone is unresponsive. You will need a Mac for this method to work. You can use someone else's device if you don't have one.

  • Update your Mac device to the latest available version and install the same for iTunes.
  • Connect your iOS device via the USB C cable that came with your device to your computer.
  • Open the iTunes app and open it.
  • Press the Volume Up button and be quick to release it. Now, immediately repeat with the Volume Down button.

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  • In the following step, press and hold your Lock/Power button until the Recovery Mode screen appears.
  • Now, your device is in Recovery Mode.

If you cannot do the above method, the best 3rd part tool, ReiBoot, can easily do it. It can even take you in and out of the mode if needed. So you don't have to worry about how to exit recovery mode on iPhone 15. Here is how to do:

  • Detach the connecting USB cable, breaking the connection between your iPhone and computer.
  • Press and quickly release the volume up button. Press and quickly release the volume down button. Press and hold the side button until you see the Apple logo.

Part 2: How to Restart or Force Restart iPhone 15

If you have any minor or significant issues and want to know how to restart or how to force restart iPhone 15, you have come to the right place. We understand it can become a considerable nuisance if that happens.

Follow the steps below to learn how to restart your iPhone 15:

  • Keep pressing one of your volume buttons and side button until the power OFF slider pops up on your screen.
  • Drag the slider in the designated direction and be patient for around 30 seconds until your device turns OFF.

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If your device gets frozen, you will need to force restart it; here are the simple steps to force your iPhone 15 to restart.

  • Press your ‘Volume Up’ key and release it within a second.
  • After the release, repeat the same with the 'Volume Down' key.
  • As soon as you release that, Hold the Lock/Power button on the side and hold until the Apple logo appears.
  • Sometimes, you might need to swipe the ‘Turn Off’ slider.

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Part 3: How to Enter or Exit DFU Mode on iPhone 15

iOS DFU mode is the Device Firmware Update mode, where you can update to the latest firmware without the iOS device booting. This method can also be used to downgrade to a previous iOS version if you have issues with the latest version.

Let's learn the essential steps to enter DFU mode on iPhone 15.

  • Use the original lightning cable that came with your device and plug it into your computer or laptop.
  • Once connected, press and release the Volume Up and Volum Down buttons one by one.
  • Hold the 'Side' Button for up to 10 seconds until the screen goes black.
  • Press the Side button and the Volume Down button for around five seconds.
  • After 5 seconds, you must let go of the 'Side' button and hold the 'Volume Down' button.
  • Leave the Volume Down button when you witness a prompt in iTunes or Finder with a message: “Your Mac has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used.”
  • Now, your iPhone is in DFU mode.

If you want to exit DFU mode on iPhone 15, simply force restart your device follow the below steps.

Video Guide

If you want to see the clear guide step by step, click in following video:


In this article, we learned a few important things if you have any issues with your iPhone 15. First, we discussed how to enter or exit recovery mode, how to restart or force restart, and finally, how to enter or exit DFU mode. If you want to one-click enter recovery mode or exit, simly use Tenorshare ReiBoot for free!