How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone?

Recovery Mode on iPhone is a mode that is used to diagnose and troubleshoot problems. This mode is often recommended when your iPhone cannot turn on, or you experience a critial error. While iPhones are designed to be working without any issues, it is not always possible. Even though there are iPhone users that never experience any serious issues, in some cases we might be forced to enter the Recovery Mode when other methods fail to solve the issue. Therefore, if you are looking for a method to get into the Recovery Mode, continue reading this article.

To run the Recovery Mode, you will need a USB cable and a MAC or PC. You can tell when Recovery Mode is running by the iTunes logo and charging cable being displayed.

How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone?

  1. Connect your iPhone to your MAC or PC with a USB charging cable.
    • If your MAC is running macOS Catalina or newer, open the Finder window.
    • If your MAC is running macOS Mojave or older, open iTunes.
    • Similarly, if you’re running Windows, open iTunes.
  2. Press and hold the following buttons:
    • iPhone 8 or newer – press and quickly release the Volume Up button. Immediately after that, press and quickly release the Volume Down button. Then, press and hold the Side button until the screen goes black and recovery mode screen appears.
    • iPhone 7 or 7 Plus – press and hold both the Volume Down and Side buttons until the screen goes black and recovery mode screen appears.
    • iPhone 6 or earlier – press and hold both the Home and Side buttons until the screen goes black and recovery mode screen appears.

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