2 Easy Ways to Restore iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode

“I was updating my iPhone 6s to iOS 12, but it got in recovery mode and would not respond to any of my taps. I want to try restoring it but fear it would cause data loss to my iPhone. What do I do? Please help me.”

Believe it or not, such problems as iPhone stuck, including DFU mode, iTunes Logo, bricked iPhone and screen freeze, and iPhone stuck on iTunes logo after update, are so common among iPhone users. Upsetting as these may be, to restore iPhone in recovery mode without losing data is not a mission impossible as some have thought. This article provides instructions on how to exit recovery mode on iPhone with iTunes, and another easy way fix iPhone X or iPhone 8/7s/7 Plus/6s/6 Plus/5s/SE stuck on recovery mode without losing data.

Part 1: Restore iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode with iTunes

When getting iPhone stuck in recovery mode, people would firstly turn to iTunes for help. For many times, it may rescue iPhone from recovery mode for good. But, in case you have no idea, one thing you have to keep in mind before using iTunes to fix your stuck iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is that iTunes would remove all your iPhone data during the restore, and unless you have backed up your iPhone before with iTunes, your files would be gone forever. Anyway, follow the instruction below to fix your stuck iPhone with iTunes after backup.

Run your iTunes in your PC/laptop and connect your iPhone to the computer. iTunes will notify you the iPhone is in recovery mode after it detects your device, and that you should restore the device before you could connect it to iTunes. Just click “OK”, then your iPhone will be kicked out of the recovery mode.

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Part 2: Restore iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode without iTunes (One-click Solution with No Data Loss)

Since iTunes restoring may bring the risk of data loss, some people would find better alternatives to help them with stuck iPhone restore. Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot) is a perfect alternative that enables iPhone users to restore their iPhones in recovery mode without worrying about erasing their photos, contacts or music, etc. It also helps when iTunes won’t restore iPhone in recovery mode. And more importantly, things will be done within one click for free.

Step 1: Download, install and launch Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot) in your computer. Connect your stuck iPhone to computer with a USB cable. The software will detect your device automatically. Click the highlighted “Exit Recovery Mode” to restart your stuck iPhone.

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Step 3: Wait for a few seconds for the reboot process to complete. And your iPhone will be turn back to normal from recovery mode.

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Tips: If Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot) fails to get your iPhone out of recovery mode after one-click rebooting, though it’s rarely happened, or your iPhone has stuck problems other than recovery mode, you may click “Fix All iOS Stuck ” to repair the system without removing the data.


This article teaches two easy ways to fix stuck iPhone in recovery mode on iOS 12/11. Your frozen iPhone can be got out of the DFU mode, apple logo or black screen either with iTunes restoring or free Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot). But to make sure your iPhone data is safe and sound after rebooting, Any iOS System Repair (ReiBoot) is obviously a better choice. And the best of all, it helps you with almost all iOS stuck problems without charging you anything.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to Fix iPhone Follow @Jerry Cook