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.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Nov. 22, 2021

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.

PhoneRescue for iOS – Put iPhone in Recovery Mode

Free download PhoneRescue to 1-click put your iPhone in recovery mode and fix iPhone errors easily.

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.

Also Read: How to Restore iPhone without Updating >

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/X/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 7/7 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: 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 become 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

To restore iPhone with iTunes, you need to follow the simple steps below.

  1. Connect your iPhone to the computer with a USB cable, then launch iTunes.
  2. When iTunes has detected your iPhone, you will see the pop-up notice below.
  3. If you have backed up your iPhone with iTunes before, just click Restore to start.
  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.
Restore iPhone with iTunes

Restore iPhone with iTunes

 

Also Read: Recover Photos from iPhone in Recovery Mode >

Bonus Tip: How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode

To help you fix the iPhone stuck in recovery mode problem, we give you two feasible methods.

1. Fix the Problem with PhoneRescue for iOS

Sometimes your iPhone could be stuck when you entered 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 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. The operation of PhoneRescue is quite simple, all you need to do is to follow the steps we listed for you. Before using PhoneRescue to fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode, you may take a look at its main features below.

PhoneRescue for iOS – Repair iOS System

  • Fix errors like iPhone stuck in Apple loop, stuck in a black screen, etc.
  • Recover lost data from the iOS device with simple clicks.
  • Remove iOS lock screen passcode in one click.
  • Recover the Screen Time passcode so you don’t have to reset it.

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Now, you can follow the steps below to solve the iPhone stuck in recovery mode issue.

Step 1. Download and launch PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer, choose Device Rescuer, and choose Repair iOS System.

Choose Repair iOS System in PhoneRescue for iOS

Choose 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 right arrow to continue. After that, follow the instruction to enter the recovery mode.

Choose the Proper Recovery Mode According to Your Needs

Choose the Proper Recovery Mode According to Your Needs

Step 3. Check your device info and download the repair firmware. After finishing the download, wait for PhoneRescue for iOS to repair your iPhone.

Download the Repair Firmware

Download the Repair Firmware

2. Fix the Problem with AnyFix

Another way to get your iPhone out of recovery mode is to use AnyFix – iOS System Recovery. It’s a complete software that can fix 130+ iOS/iPadOS/tvOS problems, including iPhone/iPad stuck in recovery mode, even when the iPod touch or Apple TV suffers the same problem.

Besides, if you failed to enter recovery mode during an iOS update, like updating to iOS 15. AnyFix gets you out of these troubles with a quick click. And no data loss is caused. If you are interested in this method, you may follow the steps below to get your phone out of recovery mode.

Step 1. Get the latest version of AnyFix on the computer. Then launch it, you will see the interface below. Choose System Repair.

Tap on System Repair

Tap on System Repair

Step 2. Choose 50+ iPhone Problems then tap on Start Now. If you want to fix the iPad stuck problem, just choose 40+ iPad Problems and continue.

Choose iPhone Problems and Start Now

Choose iPhone Problems and Start Now

Step 3. Select Standard Repair, which can fix the most common system issues and no data will be erased. Next, tap the Download button to get matching firmware. When the firmware is downloaded, click Fix Now to continue.

Download a Matching Firmware for your Device

Download a Matching Firmware for your Device

Step 4. After that, AnyFix will start repairing automatically. Once it’s finished, you will see the Repair Completed page. Now, your iPhone will get restarted and back to normal.

Repair Completed Page

Repair Completed Page

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to put the 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. If your iPhone is stuck in recovery mode, you can download PhoneRescue to save it. If you have any other questions, leave them in the comment area, we will reply as soon as possible.

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* 100% Clean & Safe

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