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iPhone/iPad/iPod Ended in Recovery Mode instead of DFU Mode: How to Fix?

June 14, 2016 9:23 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Tips
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When I was trying to update my iPhone 5s to iOS 9.2 and put into into DFU mode, my iPhone just stuck in recovery mode. What should I do to fix the iOS 9 stuck in recovery mode prblem? Please help! From Apple Communities

iPhone, iPad and iPod users constantly reports that their device stuck in recovery when they're trying to get device into DFU mode and do firmware update. Here in this post, we'll tell you the issue about how to fix the iPhone/iPad/iPod stuck in recovery mode when trying to enter DFU mode.

DFU Mode VS Recovery Mode

The above picture shows what recovery mode and DFU mode looks on iPhone.

iphone stuck in recovery mode

DFU Mode stands for Device Firmware Upgrade mode. It bypasses the current OS installed and allows you to upgrade or downgrade your OS.

Recovery Mode might appear on your iPhone after an update to a new firmware or when you are trying to restore a backup. Restoring your iPhone via recovery mode will delete all data on the device. (Check to see how to recover iPhone data.) If you are with iOS 9/8, the iTunes logo should be red.

For detailed information between DFU Mode and Recovery Mode, check Difference between DFU Mode and Recovery Mode.

What to Do if iPhone, iPad or iPod Get into Recovery Mode Not DFU Mode?

When you're trying to get iOS 10/9/8/7 device in DFU mode, it's pretty easy to press the wrong key and get into recovery mode instead. If you have such issue, you can resolve it by using a free utility called Tenorshare ReiBoot or Tenorshare ReiBoot (Mac). The freeware enables you to easily enter or exit recovery mode with one click and reboot your iDevices.

iphone stuck in recovery mode

Updated: iOS 9 put iPhone into recovery mode, and don't know how to fix? When trying to update to iOS 9, many iPhone users ended up in recovery mode with a red iTunes logo displaying on iPhone. In this case (like the picture below), you can rely on Tenorshare ReiBoot to get your iPhone out of recovery mode without losing data.

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What's more, if your device has encountered other problems such as stuck in recovery mode, Apple logo, restart loop, etc. you can also perform a reboot with this utility. Check to see How to Fix iPhone, iPad or iPod Stuck in Apple Logo with Tenorshare ReiBoot.

How to Enter and Exit DFU Mode the Right Way?

When your device is back to normal, you can then put it into DFU mode with the following steps.

If you need to exit DFU mode, you can follow these steps:

Hope this post could help you in some way. If you like our post, feel free to share this post and the free iPhone reboot utility with your friends.

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