Recovery mode comes to your rescue when your iPhone is not recognized by iTunes, seems to get stuck on Apple logo or you see Connect to iTunes on your device screen. Home button plays a vital role (On old iPhones except for iPhone 7/7 Plus) in letting you fix such issues. As the Touch ID button has been completely removed, some folks might be slightly confused about how they would be able to put iPhone X into recovery mode.
If you are switching to iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus or 8 from iPhone 7, you may already be aware of the process of entering recovery mode on your iOS device. But if you were using older iPhone, you will need to make the slight adjustment in the method. Let me show you how it's done the right way!
How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone X, 8 Plus, or 8
Note: Make sure you have the latest version of iTunes.
Step #1. Connect the iPhone to your computer and open iTunes.
Step #2. Now, power Off your device. Simply press and hold the ON/OFF button and then swipe to power off.
Step #3. Next, you need to press and hold the sleep/wake and volume down buttons at once.
Make sure not to release the buttons when you see the Apple logo.
Keep holding both buttons until recovery mode screen appears.
Now, you can choose to update your device. iTunes will now reinstall iOS on your iPhone. Don't worry, it won't erase data from your device.
Now, let iTunes download the software for your device.
Note: In case, the download takes more than 15 minutes and your device exits recovery mode, allow the download to finish and repeat these steps again.
Once the Update or Restore completes, set up your device following the on-screen instructions.
How to Exit Recovery Mode on iPhone X
Assuming your device is in recovery mode, press and hold the ON/OFF button and the Volume Down button at once until Apple logo appears. Now, your device will boot back to the Lock screen.
What do you think of Apple's decision to eliminate Home button from iPhone X? Toss up your views in the comments below.
You might want to check out these posts as well:
- How to Put iPhone X into DFU Mode
- How to Setup and Use Face ID on iPhone X
- How to Disable Face ID on iPhone X
- How to Reboot iPhone X