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How to Enter & Exit iPhone Recovery Mode [Video Tutorial]

by Jenefey Aaron   Updated on 2023-06-07 / Update for  iPhone Tips

Surely you see many people talking about "iPhone Recovery Mode", but you haven't bothered to learn about it, like how to put iPhone in recovery mode or exit iPhone recovery mode. Well, you should at least know the basic information as it is used when your iPhone stops working in many situations. This article will guide you about iPhone 6/6s/7/8/X/11/12/13 Recovery Mode so that you can use it whenever required.

Part 1: What Is Recovery Mode on iPhone and When to Use

Recovery Mode is in fact a failsafe of iBoot, which is generally used in cases when you need to revive your iPhone with a new version of operating system. This is generally useful when your iPhone operating system is undergoing a few glitches and is not working properly, or when it is being upgraded through iTunes. iPhone recovery mode proves to be very handy when you try to troubleshoot your device.

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Part 2: How to Put iPhone in Recovery Mode

The ways to enter iPhone Recovery Mode is slightly different for different iPhone models. In the below tutorial, we show how to put iPhone in recovery mode for all iPhone series including iPhone 6/6s/7/8/X/11/12/13. You can watch the video or read the detailed content below.

Video Tutorial on how to enter & exit iPhone recovery mode for all iPhone models:

Method 1: Use Free ReiBoot

A freeware called Tenorshare ReiBoot can help put your iPhone into Recovery mode with just 1 click for free. No need to press buttons, or use iTunes. This is the best choice to proceed. Just download the software on PC or Mac and connect your device. Then click on "Enter Recovery Mode", and it's done!

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Method 2: Manually Put iPhone into Recovery Mode

If you don't want to try the free ReiBoot, you can also manually get iPhone into Recovery mode. Detailed instructions are listed below.

How to put iPhone 6 in recovery mode (iPhone 6s or earlier)

  • Keep pressing the two buttons: Home button& Power button.
  • Release the buttons when you see 'connect to iTunes' screen.

How to put iPhone 7 in recovery mode (iPhone 7 & 7 Plus)

  • Press Volume Down & Power button at the same time, and don't release them.
  • When you see the support interface, release the buttons.

How to put iPhone 8/X/11/12/13 in recovery mode (iPhone 8 or Later)

  • Press the two buttons quickly one after the other: Volume Up & Volume Down.
  • After this, press the power button and keep holding it till you see the support interface.
  • Then you can release the button.

Part 3: How to Get iPhone Out Of Recovery Mode

Just like entering into Recovery Mode, Tenorshare ReiBoot can help you exit iPhone Recovery mode for free. You don't have to search any other solutions, just simply connect the device and hit "Exit iPhone Recovery Mode" option, your iPhone will then reboot without seeing the "connect to iTunes" screen.

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Part 4: iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode, How to Fix

There is a possibility that your iPhone gets stuck in Recovery Mode and won't exit after the software update or restore. You can use iTunes, but all the data on your iPhone will get erased. A much safer way in which all your data remains intact is by using Tenorshare ReiBoot. As we have mentioned, it offers "1-click enter/exit iPhonev Recovery Mode". You can also use it to repair your iPhone software with standard repair mode in the following way.

  • Open your PC/Mac/laptop, download and install Tenorshare ReiBoot on it. Connect your iPhone which is stuck in Recovery Mode to the laptop or PC and click Start on ReiBoot main interface.

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  • Click on the highlighted option "Standard Repair" to start repairing.

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  • Download the firmware online and wait patiently for it to finish in a few minutes.

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  • Proceed repairing process once the firmware package ready. Click 'Start Standard Repair'.

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  • After the repairing process is done, your iPhone will reboot and successfully get out of Recovert Mode without losing any data.

    reiboot repair iphone system successfully
  • If the above way is nor working for iPhone stuck in recovery mode, then you can try Deep repair mode, but it will erase your iPhone data.


Apple Recovery Mode is very essential when performing certain operations on your iPhone like, troubleshooting, jailbreaking or updating software. The guide above tells you how you can enter and exit iPhone recovery mode on different iPhone models whenever necessary, and how to fix if iPhone is stuck while exiting Recovery Mode. The best software to turn to is Tenorshare ReiBoot. Highly recommended!