How to Boot iPhone in Recovery Mode

how to boot iphone in recovery mode

In this guide check out how to boot iPhone in recovery mode.

Even after Apple’s dedicated OS, i.e., iOS for iPhone sometimes encounters unmanageable situations. When an iOS device is not recognized by iTunes then you need to do the recovery mode restore[Factory Reset by going through development mode] also for the cases in which attempts of iOS updating get failed.

The following article is meant to provide you with detailed instructions on how to boot iPhone in recovery mode, for iPhone, iPhone 11/7/6, and other iPhone and iPad models.

Boot iPhone in Recovery Mode

Are you looking for a method to restart the iPhone in recovery mode? If yes, then you have arrived at the right place for the right information.

Follow the process mentioned below –

  1. Connect your USB cable to the PC first but remember do not connect it to the phone.
  2. Press the sleep or off button to switch off the phone located at the top of your phone, wait for the slide to appear, and slide it to switch off. If in case the phone does not respond, you need to press the sleep or off button and the home button simultaneously and wait for the phone to switch off.
  3. The next step is to press and hold your Home button and insert the USB cable into your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. The phone will switch on and the Apple logo will be displayed. Don’t leave the home button until the iTunes logo or USB cable is displayed, as and when the logo has come you may release the button. Your phone is in recovery mode.
  4. If the empty battery icon is there let your charge for some time and then restart the procedure with step second. If connecting to iTunes screen is not seen, try steps 1 to 4 again.
  5. iTunes will be started and you will be informed about recovery mode, you will have to restore your device then.

So that's how we restart iPhone in recovery mode.


This guide will definitely work out on the following iDevices –

  • iPhone 13
  • iPhone 13 Pro
  • iPhone 13 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max
  • iPhone 12 Pro
  • iPhone 12 Mini
  • iPhone 11
  • iPhone 11 Pro
  • iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • iPhone 7
  • iPhone 7 Plus
  • iPhone 6
  • iPhone 6 Plus
  • iPhone 5S
  • iPhone 5C
  • iPhone 5
  • iPhone 4S
  • Apple iPad
  • Apple iPad Mini
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad Mini 3
  • iPod Touch fifth generation

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So, that's how you can boot Apple iPhone in recovery mode. Were you able to do it?

This post was last modified on October 25, 2023 3:53 PM

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