How to Put iPhone or iPad into Recovery Mode

In this guide, you will learn how to put the iPhone or iPad in recovery mode, using the attached screenshots and instructions, you can easily put any iPhone or iPad model in recovery mode, including iPhone 12/11 / XS / XR, iPhone X / 8, iPhone 7 / 6S / 6 / 5S / 5/4 or iPad with FaceID with or without a home button.

Why sit in recovery mode?

Apple has developed this mode for their iPhone, iPad or iPod touch device and can be used if your device starts behaving strangely. You have tried a lot to solve the problem but still have problems. The recovery mode can help you get your device back to normal by installing iOS or iPadOS with iTunes.

Note: If you do not make periodic backups, or if you have an archive or iCloud backup before your device starts behaving strangely, you may lose data. If you are ready to reinstall iOS or iPadOS, you can put the device in recovery mode.


How to put iPhone 12/11 / XS / XR / X / 8 in recovery mode

  1. These iPhones are without a home button and to set the recovery mode, you need to Side button and the Volume buttons. Hold both buttons until you see the “slide to turn off” on your device screen.
  2. Drag the slider and turn off your device.
  3. Press now and hold the Side button just and while holding down the button, connect your device to the computer using a Mac or Windows data cable.
    Continue to Side button until you see the recovery mode screen.

How to put iPhone 7/7 Plus or iPad Touch 7th gen in recovery mode

These iPhones have a home button and to set the recovery mode, you need to follow these steps.

  1. Turn off your device first, keep the Side button or the Top button and after a few seconds you will see the “Move to off” screen.
  2. Slide it to turn off the device.
  3. If your device is now turned off, press and hold Volume-Down and then connect it to your computer using a data cable, hold it in place Volume-down button until you see the recovery mode screen.

How to put iPhone 6s or earlier and iPod Touch 6th generation or earlier in recovery mode

  1. You need the Side or Top button and hold it until you see the Power Off slider on the device screen. Drag the slider bar to turn off your device.
  2. Now hold the Home and turn on your device on the computer. Continue to Home button and release it when you see the recovery screen.

Put iPad with home button in recovery mode

The same method above as we used for iPhone 6S or earlier models can be used for each iPad with a home button.

How to put iPad with Face ID in recovery mode

All iPad models that have the Face ID option can use the steps below to put the iPad in recovery mode.

  1. First, turn off the device, hold the Top + Volume-up/down button until you see the slide to turn off the screen.
  2. Swipe the slider to turn off your iPad.
  3. Now get the data cable from your iPad and connect one end to the computer. After that Keep the Top button and connect your device to the computer, hold the Top button until you see the recovery mode screen.

How to exit recovery mode

Change the plan and do not want to do anything in recovery mode; here’s how to get your iPhone or iPad device out of recovery mode.

First, disconnect the cable or your iPhone or iPad from your computer.

On iPhone 12/11 / XS / XS Max / XR / X / 8, simply press and hold Side + Volume up/down buttons simultaneously.
On iPhone 7/7 Plus / 6 / 6s / 5 and previous models, hold on Power Button to turn off your device.

Please try again if this does not work for you the first time. You can also recharge your iPhone to get out of recovery mode.

Do you still have questions? Please leave a comment below and we will help you solve your problem, thank you.


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