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How to Put iPhone in Recovery Mode

There are several problems that an iOS device can come across. For minor problems like software related or app related issues, you can just restart your iPhone. However there are several scenarios where you will need to put your iPhone in the recovery mode and restore it. With iPhone in the recovery mode, you can recover all your data and get your phone back in the normal running mode.

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Part 1: Why we need to put iPhone in recovery mode?

There are a number of situations when it becomes mandatory for you to put your iPhone in the recovery mode.

Some of these situations might include:

  1. Stuck in restart loop: One major problem that iPhone users generally face is that when trying to update their device, it gets stuck in the continuous restart loop. One reason behind this problem could be wrong update or low battery. However if you are stuck here, putting your iPhone in the recovery mode can only solve your problem.
  2. When iPhone becomes unresponsive: When iPhone becomes unresponsive, the first thing you might want to do is restart your phone. However there are times when restarting your phone doesn't work which is when you need to put your iPhone in the recovery mode.
  3. When recovering from iTunes backup: If you were trying to recover your device from iTunes backup and the procedure did not work effectively, you might want to put your iPhone to recovery mode.

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Part 2: Backup your iPhone before putting it in recovery mode

dr.fone - iOS Data Backup & Restore lets you do a whole backup of almost all data on your iPhone, or you can selectively export the data that you want to keep on your computer. When there is a need, you also can restore the backed up data to your device by selecting the items you want. It will be a better choice than using iTunes or iCloud.

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Steps to backup and restore your iPhone data

Step1: Launch the software and connect your device

The very first step is to launch Wondershare dr.fone and connect your iPhone device to your computer. You can connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable. After that, click on "More Tools" from the left column, select "iOS Data Backup & Export" option from the tool list. By default, dr.fone will automatically detect your iOS device.

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Step 2: Select File Types

After dr.fone detect the file types on your device and you can select what file types to backup. Then click on Backup.

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Step 3: Backup and export your iPhone data

When the backup process completed, select whatever files you'd like to backup and export them to your device or computer.

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Part 3: How to put iPhone in recovery mode?

Please follow the steps below if you want to put your iPhone in recovery mode:

Step 1: Press and hold the power off button for more than 3 seconds. A power-off slider will appear. Slide it to confirm.

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Step 2: Press the "Home" button in the front and hold it. Use a USB cable to connect your iPhone to your Mac and windows. Also make sure that iTunes is running. Once the device is connected, let go off the home button and you will see that your device is connected to iTunes.

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Step 3: When you phone is successfully connected, you will see a pop up window in iTunes saying that your device is connected. Now you can perform your recovery here using iTunes.

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