How to Exit iPhone Recovery Mode

Have you ever tried to enter the iPhone recovery mode but have no idea how to exit? We will tell you everything you want to know about getting out of recovery mode.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 08, 2020

Recovery mode is often used to fix iPhone severe problems such as iPhone stuck in restore or iPhone update problems. It is considered as the most efficient self-troubleshooting method for all iPhone users. Once you have faced some severe device problems and you have backed up your device with iTunes before, just put your device in recovery mode and restore it with iTunes, then problem solved.

However, sometimes entering recovery mode itself is the problem. Some users reported that when they put their iPhone into recovery mode, suddenly the iPhone just stuck in and can do nothing. That’s what we are going to focus on in this article. Here we will introduce all fixes of how to exit recovery mode.

Part 1. Manually Exit iPhone Recovery Mode

If your iPhone works properly and not stuck in recovery mode, entering recovery mode is just for cleaning caches or unlocking a frozen screen, then you can take this method to get out of recovery mode.

Step 1. Disconnect your iPhone from the USB cable.

Step 2. Exit iPhone recovery mode.

On iPhone 7 (Plus)/6/6s/5 and earlier: hold down Power Button to turn off your device.

On iPhone 8 (Plus)/XS/XS Max/XR/X: press and hold the side button with either volume button.

Step 3. Press the Sleep/Wake Button again till the Apple logo appears, and you should start up your iPhone successfully.

Part 2. Exit iPhone Recovery Mode with iTunes

If you have tried the first method but your iPhone is still stuck in the recovery mode, you can only try iTunes to fix the problem. This method would restore your iPhone with the iTunes backup, so make sure you’ve backed up your iPhone before.

Step 1. Connect your iPhone with your computer, then launch iTunes.

Step 2. Wait for iTunes to detect your iPhone. Then there will be a pop-up message from iTunes.

Restore or Update iPhone with iTunes

Restore or Update iPhone with iTunes

Step 3. First, you can click Update to try to fix your iPhone, this will not erase any of your device data. If it doesn’t work, then you need to click Restore. Restoring your iPhone with iTunes would erase all the content and data on your iPhone and replace it with that in the iTunes backup.

Step 4. When the updating or restoring process is over, your iPhone will exit the recovery mode.

Part 3. Exit iPhone Recovery Mode with PhoneRescue for iOS

Depart from official methods, you can also seek help from some third-party tools to get your stuck iPhone out of the recovery mode. PhoneRescue for iOS is the one we recommend.

PhoneRescue for iOS is developed for iOS users to recover iPhone/iPad data and fix iOS system problems. This software is safe and easy. To bring everything back to normal, you just need a few clicks and wait with patience, then PhoneRescue for iOS would help you out. If you are interested in it, then download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer and follow the steps below to see how to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode.

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Step 1. Launch PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer, choose the Device Rescuer, and find “Repair iOS System”.

Enter Repair iOS System in PhoneRescue for iOS

Enter Repair iOS System in PhoneRescue for iOS

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer and wait for PhoneRescue for iOS to detect the device. Then choose the repair mode and click the next button to continue.

Choose the Proper Recovery Mode According to Your Needs

Choose the Proper Recovery Mode According to Your Needs

Step 3. Follow the instruction to enter the recovery mode.

Put iPhone in Recovery Mode

Put iPhone in Recovery Mode

Step 4. Check your device info and download the repair firmware.

Download the Repair Firmware

Download the Repair Firmware

Step 5. After finishing download, wait for PhoneRescue for iOS to repair your iPhone.

Wait for the Repairing Process is Finished

Wait for the Repairing Process is Finished

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to exit recovery mode on iPhone. No matter your iPhone is stuck in the recovery mode or you just simply want to get yourself out of this mode, this post will provide you with solutions. If you’ve tried all the above methods and none of them worked, you’d better ask Apple Genius Bar for help.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.