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How to Fix When iPhone Gets Stuck in Recovery Mode?

Having an iPhone in your hand seems to be a matter of proud because not everyone can afford it. That is the reason, everyone who has it, doesn’t miss a chance to flaunt it. Though the iPhone is a great device, it can get into some issues like other electronics products do.

One of the most popular issues is iPhone gets stuck in recovery mode which means while updating the OS or while jailbreaking it, the iPhone gets stuck in recovery mode, and you cannot use it since it won’t boot the main screen of it.

There could be different reasons of iPhone sticking into recovery mode such as hardware issues or software issues.

Hardware issues happen when your iPhone falls down from some height, or some different reasons may be there.

When it comes software issues, they may be due to the failure of the update process, failure of jailbreak process or sometimes it happens because you activate recovery mode to fix some other problem, but the phone doesn’t get out of that mode.

Reasons can be many, but the most important thing is, you can fix the issue effortlessly using a tool. That is what I am going to talk about further in this blog post.

Let me introduce you to a software tool from the house of Wondershare, Dr.fone – Repair (iOS) which fix various iPhone issues effortlessly.

Features of Dr.fone Repair (iOS)

  • It fixes various iOS issues such as iPhone stuck at a white screen, stuck at a black screen, stuck in a loop while starting, stuck in recovery mode, etc.
  • It takes back the iOS to the normal, and no data loss happens.
  • It works on all iOS devices.
  • Supports almost all iOS versions, even the latest iOS11 as well.

Now, let’s talk how to fix when iPhone stuck in recovery mode.

Steps to fix the iPhone When it Stuck in Recovery Mode:

There are many software tools in the market but most of them actually reset the device to the factory settings, and that causes complete data loss. So, I won’t recommend that. Dr.fone – Repair (iOS) causes no data loss while fixing the issue.

Step 1 : First of all, you need to download Dr.fone – Repair (iOS) on your computer (Windows | Mac).

Step 2: Once downloaded, install it by double-clicking on the setup file. After finishing up the installation, launch the software. You will see its easy to use user interface.

You will see there are a lot of options there on the front UI.

Step 3: Click “Repair”, and then connect your iPhone (the one that is stuck in recovery mode) to the computer. Now, wait for some time to get it detected automatically by the software.

Step 4: You will see the below screen. You have to click “Start”

Step 5: Now, the software shows you a screen in which there will be instructions to put your iPhone in DFU(Device Firmware Update) mode. Just follow the on-screen instruction, and put your iPhone into DFU mode.

Step 6: Once you do it, your phone will be in DFU mode, and you will be shown a screen where you will be asked for some basic information that you have to fill, and click “Download

It will take some time to get the firmware update downloaded from the internet. Make sure you’re your computer is connected to the internet.

Step 7: Once the firmware is downloaded, you will be shown a screen just the same as the one shown below. Click “Fix Now”

That’s all. Wait for some time, and the problem will be fixed. Once the process is completed, the iPhone will be rebooted, and then you will see the below screen:

Now, you can disconnect the iPhone from your computer, and start using it normally. It will work the way it used to. Also, your data will be retained.

So, this was the guide to fix your iPhone when it gets stuck in the recovery mode. If you still have any confusion, do watch this video:


Issues in the iPhone are prevalent nowadays because we use our iPhone for multiple jobs such as clicking pictures, making videos, making calls (audio/video), checking emails, using social media sites, etc. Since your iPhone works a lot; there are chances to get some issues eventually. Even sometimes when you are trying to update it, and things go wrong in the middle, then also issues come. But, Dr.fone – Repair(iOS) is one of the best software programs to fix almost all types of errors in iOS devices.

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