iTunes Tips and Tricks

How to Enter iTunes Recovery Mode

Are known with the term iTunes recovery mode? Well, judging by the name, it might seem that Apple has developed a way to put iTunes into the recovery mode. Well, as fascinating as it might sound, this is not the case. iTunes recovery mode does not mean that you can put the iTunes software in the recovery mode. Well, let us clear all of your doubts.

Part 1: What is iTunes Recovery Mode?

iTunes recovery mode is also known as iPhone recovery mode or itunes.com recovery mode. It is a state when your iPhone shows a "Connect to iTunes screen" message. Most of the times, when you restore or update your iPhone, your handset might freeze, get bricked, or become completely unresponsive. In such cases, you will need to put your device into recovery mode. Let us have a look at different scenarios that will lead you to put your device in the recovery mode.

Part 2: When to Use iTunes Recovery Mode?

There are times when users might feel the need to use iTunes recovery mode. From a list of reasons, here are some primary ones that can cause you to perform iTunes recovery mode restore.

Software Update: Apple releases new software update every now and then to solve some minor bugs. These software updates include solutions and fixes to these bugs. But sometimes, these updates might go wrong and create a problem. And this issue can be only solved in iTunes recovery mode.

Install a new iOS: When you are installing a new iOS (for example: shifting from iOS 11 to iOS 12), there are chances that the process might be interrupted and you might face a serious issue. Such kinds of issues are solved in iTunes recovery mode.

Restore iPhone: There might be number of reasons for you to restore your iPhone. This might include cleaning the old data, selling the device to someone else and so on. In order to restore iPhone, using iTunes recovery mode is one of the methods used by the users.

Fix iPhone Bugs: If your iPhone is undergoing from some kind of bug, then chances are high that it might get solved in iTunes recovery mode.

Now that you know reasons for why users use iTunes recovery mode, let us have look at how to enter in iTunes recovery mode.

Part 3: How to Enter and Exit iTunes Recovery Mode?

Way 1: Manually Enter and Exit Recovery Mode

Manually entering and exiting a recovering mode is a little hectic job. But it will be simple if you follow the given below steps.

Step 1: Connect your iPad to your PC and run iTunes.

Step 2: Make sure your iPhone is off in this process.

Step 3: If you have iPhone 7 or later model, long press Power and Volume Down button. Release the volume down button when "Connect to iTunes screen" appears.

Step 4: If you are using iPhone 6s or older model, long press Home and Power button. Keeping pressing the home button until "Connect to iTunes screen" appears.

Step 5: In order to remove the device from recovery mode, just force restart the device.

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Way 2: Use Free ReiBoot to Enter and Exit Recovery Mode

If you feel that the above method is confusing and the iTunes recovery mode not working, then you can always use Tenorshare ReiBoot. This software offers a single click solution to almost every issue that an iPhone faces. Here are the steps that you need to follow.

Step 1: Run the software and connect your iPhone to the computer.

Step 2: On the main interface, click "Enter Recovery Mode" option. Your device is now in recovery mode.

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Step 3: To exit the mode, click "Exit Recovery Mode" option present below the "Enter Recovery Mode" option. That's it. Your device has been removed from recovery mode.

The Bottom Line

Tying all the loose ends here, we just had a look at what is iTunes recovery mode. We also saw the reasons that might lead the users to enter and exit iTunes recovery mode. We also had a look on the methods to enter and exit iTunes recovery mode. You can enter the iTunes recovery mode manually. You can also use Tenorshare ReiBoot (recommended) to enter and exit iTunes recovery mode. Lastly you also had a look on how to perform iTunes recovery mode restore if iTunes recovery mode taking too long.

/ Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iTunes Tips Follow @Jenefey Aaron