How to Get iPhone 7/7 Plus Out of Recovery Mode

It’s quite annoying when your iPhone 7/7 Plus stuck in recovery mode. If you want to get your iPhone out of recovery mode as soon as possible, just follow this post to make it.

By Thea Lewis | Posted on: Aug. 27, 2018, Last Updated: Sep. 03, 2018
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If your iPhone 7 is stuck in recovery mode, this usually indicates a serious problem. It might be a corrupted app or an issue with the operating system that causes your iPhone 7 Plus to get stuck in recovery mode. After you manage to exit the recovery mode, on some occasions you might be required to reset your system or restore factory settings. This is quite rare, however.

What Is Recovery Mode

You use recovery mode on an iPhone 7/7 Plus when you need to restore data and apps or if you are updating your system. As we said, iPhone should return to normal operation once recovery mode has successfully updated or restored your settings, data or software/operating system.

When iPhone stuck in recovery mode, you will usually see the Apple logo on your iPhone screen for quite long with no progress bar being displayed. You can also experience a situation when iTunes does not recognize your device or says your iPhone is in recovery mode without reason.

In both cases, you must force your iPhone out of recovery mode using one of the methods described.

Smooth Exit from Recovery Mode

The usual method for leaving recovery mode after restoring data or updating your system involves unplugging your iPhone from the USB cable and then pressing and holding the Power button on your device.

If for any reason you have your iPhone 7/7 Plus stuck in recovery mode, you can either try force restart or use iTunes to exit the recovery screen and return to normal operation. Moreover, some tools can also help you get your iPhone out of recovery mode easily. All the methods are explained in more details below.

How to Get iPhone 7/7 Plus Out of Recovery Mode

A common reason for your iPhone 7 stuck in recovery mode is the interruption of a system restore. Both unsuccessful system and app updates may also cause an iPhone to freeze. Use either force restart or iTunes to return an iPhone 7 stuck in recovery mode back to operation.

1. Hard Restart iPhone 7 / iPhone 7 Plus to Get It Out of Recovery Mode

Step 1. Hold the Power button and wait for a slider to appear (The button is located on the side of your device.)

Step 2. Drag the slider to power off your iPhone.

Step 3. Press and hold the Power button to power on (Hold until you see the Apple logo on the screen.)

Restart iPhone 7/7 Plus to Get It Out of Recovery Mode

Restart iPhone 7/7 Plus to Get It Out of Recovery Mode

If your iPhone 7 Plus is still stuck in recovery mode after you power it off and on, you may need to use iTunes to put it back in normal mode. Use the below steps also if iTunes does not recognize your device or says it is in recovery mode.

2. Use iTunes to Recover iPhone 7 Stuck in Recovery Mode

Step 1. Close iTunes if the app is open. Upgrade iTunes to the latest version.

Step 2. Open iTunes and connect your iPhone to the computer using the USB cable.

Step 3. Force restart the iPhone and do not release the buttons when you see the Apple logo (Hold the Side and Volume Down buttons simultaneously and wait for the connect to iTunes screen to appear.)

Step 4. Choose Update when asked if you want to Restore or Update your device. Then, iTunes will try to reinstall the operating system.

Step 5. Repeat force restart and iOS update if the iOS download lasts for more than 15 minutes and your iPhone exits the connect to iTunes screen.

Step 6. Set up your device.

Fix iPhone 7/7 Plus Stuck in Recovery Mode by Using iTunes

Fix iPhone 7/7 Plus Stuck in Recovery Mode by Using iTunes

You can use force restart, or hard restart, also when your screen is black or frozen. Use this method if the buttons on your device are not responding.

3. Repair iPhone 7/7 Plus Stuck in Recovery Mode with iOS Repair Tool

If above two methods failed to help you out, you can still have a try to use professional iOS repair tool to get iPhone out of recovery mode. A reliable iOS repair tool PhoneRescue makes it easy to repair iPhone/iPad/iPod touch get stuck in black screen, white screen and Apple logo, and recovery mode. For detailed steps to get your iPhone repaired with this tool, you can move to this page: How to Get iPhone Repaired with iOS Repair tools >

The Bottom Line

You should be able to get your iPhone 7 Plus out of recovery mode by following the above methods in most cases. To avoid scenarios where your iPhone 7/7 Plus gets stuck in recovery mode, do not interrupt download and installation of software updates and upgrades. Always wait for the update or restore process to complete and restart or use your device only after that.

Thea Lewis

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan as well as a movie lover, take pleasure in sharing workarounds of iOS & Android related problems.

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