How to Fix iPhone or iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode

by John Smith Freelancer

Today iPhone or iPads are very popular amongst tech enthusiasts. They have  many built-in features that make them different from other devices. But similar to other gadgets, Apple devices also have their own share of problems. One of the common problems is iPhone or iPad stuck in recovery mode. Here are some fixes for the issue.

Recovery issue in iPhones

  • Like other devices, it also has its own tool to rectify its issues. The most common issue is the iOS device stuck under the recovery mode during the installation process. 
  • You may see the problem of your phone getting stuck in the recovery mode in various iPhone versions from iPhone 6 to X and operating systems like iOS 12/12.3/13. 
  • In case your smartphone is facing this issue while installing updates, you need not worry. Follow these simple steps to troubleshoot it.

Troubleshooting the Recovery Mode issue

In order to troubleshoot this issue, you have to connect your iOS device to iTunes through the laptop or desktop. Connect the USB wire to your system and then proceed with these steps:

  1. Firstly, connect your iOS device to the system with the help of your Lightning wire.
  2. Now launch iTunes.
  3. Wait for some time – around thirty seconds- for the iTunes to understand your device settings.
  4. When the prompt appears, informing you that there is an issue in your device and you need to restore or install any updates, then you have to hit the “Update” tab.
  5. Now hit the “Update” tab once more.When the dialog box appears, saying that your device requires restoring all its data to the factory settings mode, then you have to wait for a while until iTunes picks up the software stored in your iOS device.
  6. Now tap the “Restore” option in case the prompt box appears saying that it is not possible to update your device.
  7. Next, you have to press the “Restore and Update” tab in order to verify that you wish to restore your iOS gadget to the factory settings. It is located at the bottom-right edge.
  8. Then the procedure of installing software updates will automatically begin. 

Checking the iTunes for its latest updates

  1. Just launch your Mac App Store.
  2. Now hit the “Updates” button.
  3. In case any new updates available for you, it will display at the uppermost portion of your screen.
  4. Now check for any available updates for iTunes. 
  5. In case the iTunes requires any update, hit the “Update” button at once.
  6. After the updating process completes, reboot your system.
  7. When it gets adequately resumed, you have to reconnect your iOS device to iTunes by the following ways:
  8. Hook up your iOS device to the system.
  9. Now launch iTunes.
  10. Wait for a while.
  11. Then hit the “Next” option once you find any updates.
  12. Now tap the “Update” button.
  13. Then your device will start to install the software updates. It will be under recovery mode during the installation period.
  14. Once the download completes, hit the “Update” tab located on the iTunes page under the [Device] Recovery Mode.

Check your device for its smooth functioning. If it works very well, it means all the problems have been fixed, and your device is updated to the latest version of iOS 13.

John Smith is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.

Sponsor Ads

About John Smith Advanced   Freelancer

42 connections, 0 recommendations, 152 honor points.
Joined APSense since, October 10th, 2019, From London, United Kingdom.

Created on Nov 18th 2019 05:58. Viewed 206 times.


Sena S. Junior  Student
This issue is frankly always occurred to iPhone users, no exception for me. Actually, I didn't want to lose any data and luckily knew a tool called Joyoshare UltFix iPhone system recovery. It has a free option to help users like me to exit recovery mode with one click automatically. I applied and fixed! But the way to connect the device to iTunes and update or restore is also often heard.
Dec 12th 2019 05:08   
Please sign in before you comment.