How to Get iPhone Out of Recovery Mode

By Emily Watson, Saturday, Feb 21, 2015

Many iPhone users are asking how to get iPhone out of recovery mode in Apple Communities. Typically, an iPhone can sometimes get stuck in recovery mode when:

• You are trying to update your iPhone to the latest iOS 11/10;

• You are trying to restore a backup;

• You intentionally put your iPhone in recovery mode to solve an issue but for some reasons it stops responding;

• You are trying to jailbreak your iPhone but run into some unexpected errors and leave your device stuck in recovery mode.

Either way, you need to get your iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus/SE/6s/6s Plus/5s/5 out of recovery mode as soon as possible. Restoring iPhone from iTunes is one way to get rid of recovery mode, however, some users complain that restoring iPhone from iTunes is complicated and often causes data loss. Not to mention the various situations that iTunes fails to detect or connect to iPhone. To those who are unsatisfied or unable to use iTunes to fix iPhone stuck at recovery mode without restoring, we have two solutions to exit recovery mode with no data loss.

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Primary Solution to Quickly Get iPhone Out of Recovery Mode

FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery can kick iPhone out of recovery mode with a single click. It allows you to reboot iOS devices stuck in Recovery Mode/red iTunes logo, with Apple logo, or in a loop of rebooting, etc. There is no data loss or damage during the process. This software supports all iOS devices including all iPhone and iPad Pro, Air 2, iPad Air, iPad Mini 4/3/2.

Free download the trial version of FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery on your computer and have a try.

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1. Launch the program and connect iPhone to the computer

Download and install the program. Connect your iPhone to PC using USB cable. Then, open the program and let it recognize your iPhone in recovery mode.

2. Exit recovery mode

The program will show that your iPhone is in abnormal state. Simply click the "Restart" button, and then your iPhone will be automatically restart and return to normal in a few seconds.

Restart iPhone in Recovery Mode

Safely Get iPhone Out of Recovery Mode Without Restoring

If your iPhone can't be restarted, you need this advanced tool - iOS System Recovery to get the iPhone out of recovery mode. This program is a professional in repairing iPhone system problems: iPhone stuck at recovery mode, DFU mode, reboot loop, Apple logo, frozen screen and more. Comparing with iTunes, the program is capble of getting rid of recovery mode without losing iPhone data, moreover, it provides more clear steps for users to follow: just connect your iPhone to the program, the program will download suitable firmware, repair your iPhone and update the iPhone to the latest iOS version.


  • Since a new firmware package has to been downloaded to your iPhone, netwrok connection is neccessary during the repairing process.

  • If your iPhone was SIM unlocked before, it will be locked again after being repaired.

1. Download iOS System Recovery on PC

Download and install the program on your PC. Open the program, go to "More Tools" > "iOS System Recovery", and connect your iPhone to the PC. Click "Start" to continue.

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Start to Fix iPhone in Recovery Mode

2. Examine Your iPhone   

The program will them examine your iPhone. If it is stuck in recovery mode, you'll be informed that the device is in abnormal state. Click "Confirm" to fix it to normal.

Fix iPhone in Standard Mode

3. Download Firmware Package

Generally, the program will correctly detect your iPhone information and download suitable firmware package for it. Just in case, check if the information presented about your device is correct: device type, device mode. If you are not sure about the device, click the question mark next to device mode to follow the instruction to check the device mode of your iPhone. After that, tap "Repair".

Check iPhone Info

4. Repairing iPhone in Recovery Mode

The program will download the firmware and repair the iPhone. During the process, keep your iPhone connected to PC and wait till you see "Repair completed". The iPhone will restart automatically. You can use the iPhone as usual since there is no data wiped out.

Repairing iPhone

How to Recover Lost Data From iPhone After iTunes Restore

If you choose to stick with iTunes, you may need FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery to get back lost data after restoring. Typically, getting iPhone out of recovery mode with iTunes restore, all the data and settings on the iPhone will be erased. And sometimes you put the iPhone into recovery mode just to remove malware. You don't want to restore the whole iTunes/iCloud backup to get malware back. Therefore, you need iPhone Data Recovery to extract iTunes/iCloud backup and let you recover only the data you need.

1. Choose to Recover from iTunes/iCloud Backup 

Launch FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery. Then choose "Recover from iTunes Backup File" or "Recover from iCloud Backup File". If you choose the former, select a iTunes backup file and click "Start Scan"

Select iTunes Backup

If it is the latter, enter your iCloud account and password and select iCloud backup file.

Enter iCloud Account and Password

2. Preview and recover iPhone Data

After entering your iTunes or iCloud backup file, you can preview all data the backup, including contacts, messages, message attachments, call history, camera roll, photo stream, photo library, calendar, notes, reminders, voice memos and safari bookmark. You can mark down any data you need and click "Recover" button to restore all lost data with one click, and save them on your computer.

Recover Photos from iCloud Backup

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