We all love Apple products, don’t we! Apple products, as always, are known for their build quality and great performance. Users hardly have any complaints about the technical issues, which is why people prefer Apple products over Android. But sometimes iPhone may become unresponsive or cause problems for some reason.
Whether you have an older iPhone or the latest model, it may not be immune to hardware, software, or both issues. So you may need to put it in recovery mode if you are experiencing issues with your iPhone like freezing or unresponsiveness, or if something went wrong during a software update. You can use your Mac, PC or laptop to put your iPhone into recovery mode. The technique for entering recovery mode on your iPhone or iPad differs depending on the model.
What is Recovery Mode?
Recovery mode allows iPhone users to update iOS to the most recent version to fix bugs and other technical issues. Moreover, if your iPhone freezes after updating iOS, you can restore the previous version. Recovery Mode is a troubleshooting tool that connects your iPhone to a computer and allows software such as Finder or iTunes to analyze and repair the problem.
NOTE: Putting your iPhone into recovery mode can lead to a factory reset which means all your data will be deleted and you will need to set it up again. So be prepared to lose all your data in the process.
Reasons to boot your iPhone into recovery mode
• iPhone screen stuck on Apple logo.
• During an iOS upgrade, the phone freezes on reboot.
• iPhone cannot be turned on, turned off or reacted in any way.
• The iPhone freezes on startup.
How to put iPhone into recovery mode?
Step 1: Use a USB to connect your iPhone to your Mac or PC windows.
Step 2: Open Finder if you are using macOS Catalina or later.
Step 3: Open iTunes if you are using macOS Mojave or earlier, or Windows.
Step 4: To enable recovery mode, press and hold the buttons on your iPhone.
For iPhone 8 or later:With your phone connected to your computer, quickly press and release the volume up button, quickly press and release the volume down button, and then press and hold the side button until the screen for recovery mode appears.
For iPhone 7 & 7 plus: When connected to your computer, press and hold the Side and Volume Down buttons at the same time until you see the recovery mode screen.
For iPhone 6s or earlier: With your device connected to your computer, press and hold the side or top button and the home button at the same time until you get the recovery mode screen.
Step 5: In Finder, choose your phone from the left sidebar.
Step 6: In iTunes, select the iPhone icon at the top left corner of the window.
Step 7: You will be prompted to update or restore your iPhone. Click Update to try to fix your phone without losing your data.
Step 8: If the restore process is complete but your phone is still not repaired, repeat the process but this time choose Restore.
Step 9: Once you have completed the recovery process, your phone should exit recovery mode automatically.
Step 10: Restart it and configure it.
Step 11: If recovery mode didn’t work and your iPhone is still broken, please contact Apple Support or visit your nearby Apple Store for more information.
Until next time, with another topic. Until then, Toodles.