How to Put iPhone in Recovery Mode without Computer

Generally, all methods about iPhone entering recovery mode require computer and iTunes. Is there any method that can put iPhone in recovery mode but without a computer? Read this post then you will get the answer.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 08, 2020

iPhone recovery mode is a solution for users to fix iPhone update or restore problems. Generally, when you have trouble with software or an app, you could fix it by simply restart your iPhone. However, when your iPhone has faced some severe problems, such as stuck in a restart loop during an iOS update, or failed to restore your iPhone, or the Apple logo stuck on your iPhone screen, you might need to enter recovery mode to troubleshooting.

Usually, to enter the iPhone recovery mode, you need to connect your iPhone to the computer and then restore it with iTunes. But some users wondered that is there a way to put their iPhones in recovery mode but without computer? That’s what this article is talking about, keep reading and check more details about it.

How to Enter Recovery Mode without Computer

First of all, it should be clarified that why would the computer being a part of entering recovery mode. The reason why we need a computer is that we have to restore the iPhone with iTunes after entering recovery mode. So that is to say, it is possible to enter recovery mode without a computer, but it is impossible to restore an iPhone without a computer. If you have made it clear, then follow the steps below to see how to put your iPhone in recovery mode without computer.

Step 1. Make sure you’ve backed up your iPhone with the iTunes before, and turn off your iPhone.

Step 2. Put your iPhone in recovery mode.

For iPhone 8, iPhone X and iPhone XS/XR: press and release the volume up button and then press and release the volume down button. Press and hold the power button until the recovery screen appears.

For iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: press and hold the power button and the volume down buttons at the same time. Keep holding the buttons until the recovery mode screen appears.

For iPhone 6 and earlier models: press and hold the power and home buttons at the same time until the recovery mode screen appears.

Step 3. Now you will see the recovery mode screen as below.

Enter iPhone Recovery Mode

Enter iPhone Recovery Mode

When you have put your iPhone in recovery mode, actually your iPhone becomes an expensive brick now. You need to restore your iPhone with the iTunes backup. And this is when you need a computer.

How to Restore iPhone with iTunes

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable, then launch iTunes.

Step 2. When iTunes has detected your iPhone, you will see the pop-up notice below.

Restore iPhone with iTunes

Restore iPhone with iTunes

Step 3. If you have backed up your iPhone with iTunes before, just click “Restore” to start.

Step 4. Now iTunes will restore your iPhone with the backups you’ve made. The restoring process will spend 10-30 minutes, please wait with patience.

Bonus Tip: How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode

Sometimes your iPhone could be stuck when you entered the recovery mode. Exit with iTunes would require you to erase all iPhone content and settings first and restore with iTunes backup. What if you don’t back up with iTunes regularly? To help you get out of this situation, we recommend you to try PhoneRescue for iOS.

It is an iPhone and iOS system recovery tool. With a few clicks, you can exit iPhone recovery mode and at the same time without data erasing. Just connect your iPhone to the PhoneRescue for iOS, enter Device Rescuer, and choose the Advanced Mode. Then download the repair firmware, PhoneRescue for iOS will start to repair your iPhone.

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Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode with PhoneRescue for iOS

Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode with PhoneRescue for iOS

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to put iPhone in recovery mode without the computer and how to restore iPhone with iTunes. Once again, finishing the whole process without a computer is impossible. When you need to restore the iPhone, a computer is definitely necessary. If you have any other questions, leave it in the comment area, we will reply as soon as possible.

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.