If iTunes are not able to recognize your iPhone then you need to put it on recovery mode. However, you will lose all the saved data on your iPhone if you restore it due to which you should always use it in the worst case scenario.

In case you have taken a back-up of your iPhone by using iCloud or iTunes you would be able to restore from the back-up.

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How to Put an iPhone in Recovery Mode – Step by Step Guide

how to put iPhone on Recovery Mode

Follow these simple steps to put iPhone into recovery mode;

  • First of all, you need to connect your USB cable to your computer but you need to connect it to your iPhone or iPad.
  • Now, turn-off the device. You should press and hold the power button for a while until you see the red slider. You can slide the slider and wait for your device to turn-off,
  • In case you are not able to switch-off the device using the slider you can press the home and wake/sleep buttons simultaneously. Once your device turns-off you can release the home buttons and sleep/wake buttons.
  • Next, while pressing and holding the home button you need to connect your iPhone to the USB cable. Your device should turn-on now.
  • Now you should continue holding the Home button until you are able to see the Connect to iTunes on the screen. Once you see this screen you can release the Home button.

You Can Use the Recovery Mode in the Following Conditions

  • You should use recovery mode for your iPhone when you want to install an iOS update and if your device does not run smooth and restarts again and again. This situation occurs when something is not fine with the update or when you see your battery is very low when the installation is done.
  • When you restore the device from back–up and the process is not successful. In addition, the iTunes are not able to see the device when you want to connect it.
  • When you have to upgrade from the beta version of the iOS and you see a bug.
  • When you observe the Apple logo or connect to the icon of iTunes onscreen for a while and there is no change.
The truth is that if you restore your iPhone using recovery mode it will delete all the data on your device. If you have got a back-up of your data in iTunes recently then it is good otherwise you will lose all data between your back-up and now.

How to Exit from iPhone Recovery Mode?

If you are able to restore your iPhone your phone will exit recovery mode when you restart it. Moreover, you can also exit recovery mode before putting the phone for restoration. You can do this:

  • Unplug the device from the USB.
  • You need to hold down the sleep/wake button until your iPhone turns –off.
  • Now you have to hold it again until you can see the logo of Apple again.
  • Now get away from the button and your device will start.

If the Recovery Mode is not Functioning then you Can Follow These Steps

  • If even by putting your iPhone into recovery mode it does not provide any solution then you can make out that the problem is serious. In this situation it is better to take take help from the Apple Store.
  • If updating your iPhone with the help of software does not work it means that your device has become totally unresponsive and nothing is working. Recovery mode is perhaps the best option if you are looking to get your things going again.
  • The fact is that many problems with your iPhone can be resolved by simply restarting it but if there are complex problems then you need to put your iPhone into a recovery mode.
  • If you see the image of the battery you need to charge your iPhone for at least ten minutes. This ensures that there the battery has some amount of charging. In case you do not see the “Connect to iTunes” on the screen of your iPhone you can try certain steps.

Moreover, iTunes will launch on its own which tells you that your device is in recovery mode and you simply need to restore it. You can click on the OK button and then click on the Restore button if you want to restore your iPhone.

Finally, if you see that your device has been restored you can follow the instructions on the screen in order to set it. You can also recover from the back-up.

This is how you can put an iPhone in recovery mode in an effective manner.