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How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode?

“I was trying to upgrade my iPhone to iOS 8 and it shut off suddenly. Then the screen shows the “Connect to iTunes” logo and I believe it is stuck in recovery mode. How to get my iPhone out of recovery mode? Thanks in advance!”
Asked by James

This is not the problem only asked by James. Many iPhone users faced or are facing this problem: iPhone stuck in recovery mode. In most cases, iPhone stuck in recovery mode happens when you are updating your iOS. Any error during the updating can make it happen. How to get your iPhone out of recovery mode? This article shows you the only two ways to do that.

Part 1. How to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode via iTunes

1. Plug your iPhone to your computer, the iTunes will pop-up as usual and tell you that it detects an iPhone in recovery mode.

iTunes detects iPhone recovery mode

2. Choose restore your iPhone to get your iPhone out of recovery mode. But after the restore, all your data will be erased from iPhone.

Or you can also:
1. Keep your iPhone connecting with your computer and iTunes
2. Hold the home button and the wake/sleep button together for few seconds till you see the Apple logo on your screen. The screen will turn black for a while. Don’t worry, it’s OK.
3. Do not disconnect your iPhone from Computer and iTunes until your iPhone boots up.
4. Now your iPhone is out of recovery mode.

Actually, the iPhone recovery mode is used to restore your iPhone when your iTunes doesn’t recognize your iPhone or tells you that your iPhone is in recovery mode; Apple logo appear on your screen for several minutes without progress bar. Read how to put iPhone in recovery mode.

If both the ways above don’t work for you, please read on. Try the Part 2. This way will definitely fix your iPhone stuck in recovery mode problem.

Part 2. How to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode without Losing Data

iMyfone D-Back software is designed to recover lost/deleted data from iPhone. It also provides you “iOS System Recovery” function. You can easily fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode with iMyfone D-Back. Now let’s get iPhone out of recovery mode together.

Step 1. Enable “iOS System Recovery” Function

Run this recovery software on your computer and select “Fix iOS System” option on the main interface. Connect your iPhone to your computer via USB cable. The software will detect your iPhone and connect it to its interface easily.

connect iphone

Step 2. Download Firmware for iPhone

Click “Start” button, the software will automatically analyze your iPhone and know your iPhone’s model, latest firmware for your iPhone and your iPhone stuck in recovery mode. You need to confirm the information and click “Download” button. The software will begin to download the firmware you need when fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode. After downloading, the software will begin to get your iPhone out of recovery mode automatically.

download firmware

Step 3. Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode

The process of fixing iPhone stuck in recovery mode will take some time. Because the software installs the latest firmware to your iPhone and then put all the data back to your iPhone. So you won’t lose anything after this.

fix ios system

You will see the following interface once the software finishes the process of fixing. You can now check your iPhone and find it returns to normal. You can start it easily and use it as usual.

That’s all for it.

iPhone stuck in recovery mode can be solved in the above ways. And the second way is much safer and easier to use for beginner and iPhone users who don’t have backup files for their iPhone. So if you are now facing this problem, download the iPhone data recovery software and get your iPhone out of recovery mode in seconds.