How To Put iPhone X Into Recovery Mode : Easy Method – With the release of Apple’s latest iPhones (iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X), user interaction with the devices have drastically changed. The design of these new smartphones is a far cry from the very first iPhone unleashed by Apple in June, 2007.
Apple makes changes to their hardware every time the company updates or releases new devices. With these changes come new ways of doing things and this includes getting your iPhone into recovery mode.
Although these iDevices are new, there is still the chance you may need to put your iPhone X into recovery mode. If iTunes doesn’t recognize your phone, you’re device is stuck on the Apple logo or you see a “connect to iTunes” message on your screen, then you will need the recovery mode to fix these annoyances.
What is Recovery Mode?
Recovery Mode is a way to force a restore. It also allows users to update their iDevices using iTunes. Before the new iPhones, putting iDevices (iPhone 7 Plus and below) into recovery mode used the “Home” button together with other buttons on the phones. Although the ‘Home” button is still present in both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, it is no longer used to get these iDevices into recovery mode. Now, with the “Home” button gone from the iPhone X, putting your iPhone into recovery mode is different than before.
For this article, we are going to put your iPhone X into Recovery Mode using a very easy to follow procedure. Read and understand the steps outlined below before attempting to do the method. It is recommended to backup your iPhone before proceeding to keep all your data safe. This procedure also works with both the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
How To Put iPhone X Into Recovery Mode : Easy Method
Make sure you have the following :
- Latest version of iTunes installed on your computer
- The Lightning Cable that came with your iDevice
- Your iPhone X (of course).
Step 1. Connect your iPhone X to your computer using the lightning cable provided.
Step 2. Launch iTunes on your computer. Force restart your iPhone X by doing the following : Press and promptly release the Volume Up button. Press and promptly release the Volume Down button. Now, press and hold the Side button until you see the “connect to iTunes” screen.
Step 3. You should now see an iTunes alert message on your similar to the one below. This confirms that your iPhone X is in recovery mode.
You can fix most problems with your iPhone X once you put it in recovery mode. You can now restore it from a backup or update your smartphone to the latest iOS version.
Just restart your device to exit recovery mode and you’re done!
The video below shows how to put the new iPhones (iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X) into recovery mode.
Knowing how to put your new iPhone X (or the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus) into recovery mode can be a time and gadget saver. It becomes easier if you follow our guide above.
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