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User Guide of PhoneRescue for iOS

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Repair iOS System

We would like to share some problems we received from our customer about iOS system repair inquiry:

"Is there a way to fix my iPhone crash issue?"

“Why do my iPhone keep freeze? How to fix it?”

“My iPhone cannot be turned on anymore. Can you help me?”

“My iPhone is blocked because it just show the apple icon what can I do?”

If you encounter the similar situations above, don’t worry, “Repair iOS System” mode can help you fix iOS system issues. Please refer to the detailed instructions to fix system issues easily.

Common Scenarios Supported

Error Reports, Stuck in Apple Loop, Stuck in a Black Screen, Not Responding, Won’t Charge, System Crashes, Blank Screen, White Screen, iPhone Keeps Restarting, More iOS Problem, etc.

Tech Specs

Windows Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, Vista, both 32bit and 64bit
Mac 11 (macOS Big Sur), 10.15 (macOS Catalina), 10.14 (macOS Mojave), Mac OS X 10.13 (High Sierra), 10.12(macOS Sierra), 10.11(El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks)
iOS iOS 16, 15, 14, 13, 12, 11, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5
Hard Disk Space 100 MB and above free space
RAM 512MB system memory
CPU Pentium IV 2.4 GHz or above
Others Apple Device Driver (iTunes)

1. Before running PhoneRescue, you're supposed to download the newest version of iTunes to help detect iPhone/iPad/iPod touch.

2. To avoid the automatic sync, please don't launch iTunes while running PhoneRescue. We also suggest you to disable the automatic sync in iTunes beforehand: Launch iTunes > Preferences > Devices, check “Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically”. .

Supported Device Models

iPhone Series iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6 (Plus), iPhone 6s (Plus), iPhone SE, iPhone SE (2nd Generation), iPhone 7 (Plus), iPhone 8 (Plus), iPhone X, iPhone Xs (Max), iPhone XR, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro (Max), iPhone 12 mini, iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, etc.
iPad Series iPad, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad mini 2, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad 5, iPad Pro (2nd Generation), iPad 6, iPad Pro (3rd Generation), iPad mini 5, iPad 7, iPad Air 3, iPad Pro (4th Generation), etc.
iPod touch Series iPod touch 1, iPod touch 2, iPod touch 3, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 6, iPod touch 7, etc.

All devices with iOS version 5 and above.

2 Repair Modes

Standard Mode Standard Mode can fix most iOS system issues. But it will erase all data on the device. Please think twice before launching the operation.
Advanced Advanced Mode is able to fix more serious iOS issues without losing any data.

After using this function, your iOS device will be updated to the latest iOS version. And if your iOS device has been jailbroken, it will be updated to a non-jailbroken version.

Differences between Free & Activated Version

Benefits Free Version Pro Version
Repair iOS System

If PhoneRescue does not meet your expectation, please do not purchase the Pro version. If PhoneRescue meets your needs, you can See Pricing to get the most suitable plan.

Part 1. Fix iOS System Issues in Standard Mode.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue on Your Computer.

Before you start repairing device, get the tool downloaded onto your computer (For Windows or For Mac). Please make sure the network is stable while downloading and installing PhoneRescue on your computer.

Step 2. Connect Your iOS Device to Computer with USB Cable.

Download and install PhoneRescue on your computer. Then, launch PhoneRescue on your computer and choose “Repair iOS System” mode.

Choose “Repair iOS System” Mode

Choose “Repair iOS System” Mode

Then connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer with its lightning cable (USB cable). When PhoneRescue detects your iOS device, you can find two options: Standard Mode and Advanced Mode.

Step 3. Select Standard Mode to Repair Your Device.

The standard mode can fix most iOS system issues. But it will erase all data on the device. But it will erase all data on the device. Please think twice before launching the operation. We Suggest that you go to the “Standard Mode” only if the “Advanced Mode” fails.

Please Select Standard Mode to Repair Your Device

Please Select Standard Mode to Repair Your Device

Step 4. Put Your Device in Recovery Mode.

Please follow the 3-step instruction in the window to enter "Recovery" mode.

Put Your iOS Device in Recovery Mode

Put Your iOS Device in Recovery Mode

To enter “Recovery Mode”, you can refer to the detailed instructions here.

Step 5. Select Device Model to Download Firmware Package.

After entering "Recovery" mode, please check your device info. To repair the abnormal operating system, please click "Download" button to download the firmware for your iOS device. It takes some minutes to download the package, so please just keep patient. At the same time, please make sure Internet connection is stable.

If your iOS device is a jailbroken one, then it will be updated to non-jailbroken. If you have unlocked your iOS device before, then it will be re-locked again.

Select iOS Device Model to Download Firmware Package

Select iOS Device Model to Download Firmware Package

Step 6. Repair the iOS System.

After downloading firmware package, PhoneRescue will repair your iOS device to normal automatically. Please don’t unplug your device before the iOS repairing process finished.

Repair the iOS System Issue

Repair the iOS System Issue

And when the repairing process is complete, you will see the interface below. To go back to previous page, you can click "Back" button. If you want to go back to homepage, please click "Home" button.

Completing the iOS System Repaid Process

Completing the iOS System Repaid Process

When the iOS system repairing is complete, you can see that your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch works properly again.

Part 2 Fix iOS System Issues in Advanced Mode.

Step 1. Download PhoneRescue on Your Computer.

Before you start iOS repairing, get the tool downloaded onto your computer (For Windows or For Mac).

Step 2. Connect Your iOS Device to Computer with USB Cable.

Download and install PhoneRescue on your computer. Then, launch PhoneRescue on your computer and choose “Repair iOS System” mode

Choose “Repair iOS System” Mode

Choose “Repair iOS System” Mode

Then connect your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to your computer with its lightning cable (USB cable). When PhoneRescue detects your iOS device, you can find two options: Standard Mode and Advanced Mode.

Step 3. Select Advanced Mode to Repair Your iOS Device.

Advanced Mode is able to fix more serious iOS issues without losing any data.

Please Select Advanced Mode to Repair Your iOS Device

Please Select Advanced Mode to Repair Your iOS Device

Step 4. Put Your iOS Device in Recovery Mode.

Please follow the 3-step instruction in the window to enter "Recovery" mode.

Put Your iOS Device in Recovery Mode

Put Your iOS Device in Recovery Mode

To enter “Recovery Mode”, you can refer to the detailed instructions here.

Step 5. Select Device Model to download Firmware Package.

After entering "Recovery" mode, please check your device info. To repair the abnormal operating system, please click "Download" button to download the firmware for your iOS device. It takes some minutes to download the package, so please just keep patient. At the same time, please make sure Internet connection is stable.

If your iOS device is a jailbroken one, then it will be updated to non-jailbroken. If you have unlocked your iOS device before, then it will be re-locked again.

Select iOS Device Model to Download Firmware Package

Select iOS Device Model to Download Firmware Package

Step 6. Repair the iOS System.

After downloading firmware package, PhoneRescue will repair your iOS device to normal automatically. Please don’t unplug your device before the iOS repairing process finished.

Repair the iOS System Issue

Repair the iOS System Issue

And when the repairing process is complete, you will see the interface below. To go back to previous page, you can click  "Back" button. If you want to go back to homepage, please click "Home" button.

Completing the iOS System Repaid Process

Completing the iOS System Repaid Process

When the iOS system repairing is complete, you can see that your iPhone/iPad/iPod touch works properly again.

To fix various iOS/iPadOS/tvOS/iTunes issues in minutes, and bring your Apple devices back to normal without data loss, you can also give our another software a try- named AnyFix.