How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode

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My iPhone stuck in recovery mode. Please help.

iPhone stuck in iPhone recovery mode after update? iPhone stuck in recovery mode wont restore? Many of you may have met these troubles, and lots of users have complained that iPhone is in recovery mode or connect to iTunes screen. In iOS 13, you'll find there is a new recovery mode screen for your iOS device which the lightning cable shown in iOS 12 has been swapped for USB-C. No worries. In this post you'll know there are several ways to fix when iPhone stuck in recovery mode.

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First of all, you should figure out the reasons why your iPhone is stuck in recovery mode.

Why iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode

Your iPhone would get stuck in recovery mode due to one of the following reasons. If you are in any of these cases, read on the contents to fix it.

  • 1. iOS or other versios update. iPhone is stuck in recovery mode after update could easily happen when there is an issue or you have extremely low battery life while installing the update.
  • 2. Factory settings restore. iPhone stuck in recovery mode during/after restore could also take place when there is a problem while performing a regular restore.
  • 3. Jailbreak. Wrong operation during jailbreak, jailbreak failure or even the correct steps of jailbreak may get you into jailbroken iPhone stuck in recovery mode.
  • 4. Some unknown reasons. Sometimes when you are using iPhone, it would suddenly get into recovery mode with unknown reasons.

5 Methods to Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode Free

iPhone stuck in recovery mode loop is annoying. Most of iOS users prefer not to restoring iPhone, because it would lose important photos, contacts, messages, etc. or there are no backup files for the device. To fix iPhone X/8/7/6 stuck in recovery mode, here are several methods.

Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode without Restoring

When an iPhone X stuck in recovery mode, most of the solutions that claims to fix is to restore the device. The downside is that you'll lose all files. If you want to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode without data loss, then you should not miss iOS System Repair. It is a secure iOS repair software that aims to fix all iPhone problems without data loss, from iPhone stuck in recovery mode to the screen frozen. Free download this software and fix your iPhone stuck in recovery mode effectively.

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Option 1:

  1. 1. Connect the iPhone stuck in recovery mode to the computer with a USB cable.
  2. 2. Run this program on your computer. If it can detect your iPhone in recovery mode, and the "Exit Recovery Mode" is highlighted, just click on it and wait for a few seconds.
  3. 3. Your iPhone will restart. After this, it will get out of recovery mode successfully.

    exit recovery mode iPhone

Here is a video to instruct how to get iPhone out of recovery mode.

Option 2:

If the exit recovery mode does not fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode, you can repair operating system to fix iOS to normal.

  1. 1. Choose "Repair Operating System" on the main screen and click "Fix Now".

    repair operating system
  2. 2. Click "Download" to download the latest firmware file online. The iOS in your device will be updated to latest version after system repair.

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  3. 3. When the firmware is downloaded successfully, please click "Repair Now" to start recovering iOS system.

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When the repair process is completed, your iPhone stuck in recovery mode has been resolved thorougly.

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Method 2: Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode with iTunes Restore - Data Loss

Another possible way to fix iPhone X or iPhone 8/7/6 stuck in recovery mode is to restore it in iTunes. Please note that all your data will be wiped out after restore.

The steps to restore iPhone in recovery mode are:

  1. 1. Open iTunes on computer.
  2. 2. Connect your iPhone to computer.
  3. iTunes will pop up a message that it has detected your iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes. Click the Restore option in iTunes will get iPhone out of recovery mode loop.

    itunes detect iphone in recovery mode

Method 3: How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode without Computer

The third possible solution to fix iPhone is stuck in recovery mode is to hard reset it. You can try hard reset when your iOS device not working properly without a computer. To learn how to fix iPhone 7 stuck in recovery mode, follow these steps:

Force restart an iPhone 8 or above:

  • Press and release the volume up button.
  • Press and release the volume down button.
  • Press and hold the side button.
  • When the Apple logo appears, release the button.

Force restart iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus:

  • Press and hold both the volume down button and the Sleep/Wake button.
  • When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.

Force restart iPhone 6 or earlier

  • Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button.
  • When the Apple logo appears, release both buttons.
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Method 4: Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode Wont Restore with TinyUmbrella

TinyUmbrella is widely used to provide users with a means of saving the SHSH blobs for their devices. Though it is not a professional iOS fix tool, it may also help to fix iPhone 6 stuck in recovery mode.

  1. 1. Download TinyUmbrella to a Windows or a Mac computer.
  2. 2. While your iPhone 8 stuck in recovery mode, connect it to computer with a USB cable.
  3. 3. TinyUmbrella will detect your device and you can click "Exit Recovery Mode" button to get iPhonen out of recovery mode.

    tinyumbrella exit recovery mode

Method 5: Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode Loop with RecBoot

RecBoot is another freeware that can help to enter & exit recovery mode in iOS devices. But this tool does not support new iOS 13/12 and iPhone X/XR/X/8, and it can't run on 64-bit computers. If your iPhone 6 (or 5s, 4) stuck in recovery mode, this tool may help somewhat.

  1. Download RecBoot. Please note that there are many download sources available online, some of them contain malware or virus.
  2. Connect your iPhone to computer, and click "Exit Recovery Mode" option to fix iPhone 5 stuck in recovery mode.

    recboot exit recovery mode

Extra Tip: How to Fix Jailbroken iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode

You can get stuck in recovery mode when you jailbreak your iPhone. Typically, if your jailbroken iPhone stuck in recovery mode, this means you have to kiss goodbye to your current iPhone data and settings. To fix jailbroken iPhone stuck in recovery mode, the most effective way is to repair operating system. Using iTunes may fail and cause more severe damage to your device.

Check the video of how to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode after jailbreak.

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Wrap It Up

In this article we introduce 5 solutions on fix iPhone stuck in recovery modoe. The most effective is to use Free iPhone recovery mode Tool, it will never cause data loss or any further damage to reboot iPhone stuck in recovery mode. Feel free to rely on it when comes to iPhone recovery mode. What's more, this system repair tool can fix more complicated system issues like iPhone/iPad black screen, iPhone freezing, etc.

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