All the iPhone users reading this, ever heard about recovery mode and what is it used for? No? Then this is for you because knowledge is power and this article will not only clear what recovery mode is but will also provide you with the steps to put your iPhone on the recovery mode whenever needed!
Now, just in case you are trying to update your iPhone but the phone isn’t responding properly or even worse, you are unable to carry the action out via software update, putting your iPhone on the recovery mode is the option to solve your problem.
The recovery mode feature provided by Apple is highly convenient if you are already having iTunes on your PC or Mac and you will be able to carry out all the necessary steps required to put your iPhone on the recovery mode. It is not difficult but requires some important steps to be taken properly that are provided in detail.
- Step 1:
First and foremost, you will need to force restart your iPhone 7 by holding down the power button and volume down button together and keep on pressing them until the device restarts.
- Step 2:
Now to place the device in recovery mode, you will need to connect your device to your PC and press the power button and volume down button together again. Keep on pressing even after the Apple logo appears.
- Step 3:
Not long after that, you’ll see the screen popping up with the “Connect to iTunes” message. You are finally in the recovery mode and you’ll see the options to either update or restore your phone. You will have to choose the update option and your iTunes will restore your iOS without erasing your previous saved data. Wait for the computer to download your updates for at least 15 minutes, but if the download takes more than 15 minutes you will have to repeat step 2 all over again.
- Step 4:
Finally, once all the updates are done, set up your device and you are good to go!
This recovery mode is your life savior to repair any software damages in your device and to install the official iOS updates for you! It is also served as a huge help to restore your iPhone into its previous state when its data or setting is corrupted due to various reasons. Now you know what to do if ever you face some problems in your software updates!