How to Put iPhone X into Recovery Mode [Method is Same for iPhone 8 Plus and 8]

You will have to enter recovery mode on your iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 8 if the device ever gets stuck on Apple logo or is not recognized by iTunes. Dive right in to check out the quick process!

Recovery mode comes to your rescue when iTunes does not recognize your iPhone, seems to get stuck on Apple logo or you see Connect to iTunes on your device screen. There is a new way to put iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus into recovery mode.

Though the process of entering recover mode on iPhones 2017 is simple, some folks might find it a bit confusing as it’s done with the combination of three buttons (unlike previous iPhones). Read on to know how it works:

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How to Put iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and 8 into Recovery Mode

How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPhone X, 8 Plus, or 8

Note: Before going through the process, make sure your computer is running the latest version of iTunes.

Step #1. Connect your device to computer and launch iTunes.

Note: If iTunes is already opened, close it and then open it again.

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Step #2. Next, you have to force restart iPhone.

You need to press and quickly release the Volume Up button and then press and quickly release the Volume Down button. In the end, press and hold the Side button until the recovery mode screen appears.

Step #3. Now, you have two options: Restore or Update iPhone.

Restoring will wipe out all the existing data from your device and install the latest iOS version.

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If you select Update, it will upgrade the software to the latest version while preserving all the content and settings of your device.

If you select Update, 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.

Once the Update or Restore completes, set up your device following the on-screen instructions.

How to Exit Recovery Mode on iPhone X, iPhone 8, or 8 Plus

Assuming your device is in recovery mode, simply disconnect the iPhone from the computer, and then press the Side button to restart it.

That’s it!

Wrapping up

What do you think of Apple’s decision to eliminate Home button from iPhone X? And do you find the new method of force restarting iPhone easy? Toss up your views in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
Jignesh Padhiyar is the founder of who has a keen eye for news, rumors and all the unusual stuff that happens around iPhone and iPad.

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