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iPhone locked: How to exit recovery mode? The recovery mode is a protection of the iOS system to avoid hardware damage in case of software failures. Learn how to unlock the device.

For iPhone users, it is common to witness situations in which the device is locked in recovery mode. This status is used to solve operational problems through the update or restoration of the device. However, if there is any error during the process, the iPhone may get stuck in recovery mode with the iTunes logo and prevent it from restarting.


In this case, it is possible to correct the problem easily: just keep the device connected to the computer and follow the instructions below.

Take the iPhone out of recovery mode with iTunes

In most cases, if the iOS device gets stuck in recovery mode, it is possible to remove it in this way using iTunes. The process is quite simple and can be done by any user.

First, with the iPhone connected to the computer you have to run iTunes. The Apple program will detect that the device is in recovery mode and will show a window in which it will request to restore it in order to use it with iTunes. Just click on "OK" and use the option to restore the device through iTunes to solve the problem. However, it is important to mention that this method can generate a loss of data.
iTunes can do the restoration using a backup made previously, but all the files and data generated after the backup will be lost. If you decide to configure it as a new device, the data loss will not be partial but total. To avoid this loss, the alternative is to use software specialized in iPhone repair.

Repair the iPhone with a specialized program from your PC

If you want to avoid the partial or total loss of data while unlocking the iPhone or simply it was not possible to complete the process with iTunes, the recommended alternative is to use a specialized program, such as FoneLab System Repair , from Aiseesoft. The program allows to repair various operating errors of the iPhone, including blocking in the recovery mode, without losing the data of the device. In any case, the company recommends making backup copies frequently in a preventive manner.


The solution is simple, just connect the iPhone to the computer and run FoneLab System Repair. Then, you must click on "Recover iOS system" and "Start".

The program will detect if the iPhone is in normal mode or has an error. If the device needs to be repaired, as is the case when it is locked in recovery mode, a results screen will be displayed and the user should confirm that he wants to correct the error. After confirming by clicking on "Repair", the program will download the repaired firmware and restore the iPhone. It is necessary to wait for the program to finish the process and automatically restart the iPhone. Once the device has been rebooted, the repair is complete and the device returns to its normal state, keeping the data it contained.


To find out if your iPhone model is compatible with the aforementioned repair program, visit the FoneLab System Repair specifications page , which Aiseesoft provides in Spanish.

Repair of iPhone, iPad and iPod through the iOS system.

System Requirements

  • Supported operating systems: Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP.
  • Processor: 1GHz CPU (32 bit or 64 bit)
  • RAM: 256MB or higher. Recommended RAM: 1024MB (1GB).
  • Free hard disk space: minimum 200 MB

Compatible devices

iPhoneiPhone 7, iPhone SE, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 5, iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 1G
iPadiPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad 4, iPad 3, iPad 2, iPad 1, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 2
iPodiPod touch, iPod touch 2, iPod touch 3, iPod touch 4, iPod touch 5, iPod touch 6

Correctable errors

Screen errors
  • Blue screen
  • Red screen
  • Black screen
  • White screen
Device blocked
  • Recovery mode
  • Headset mode
  • Apple logo
  • Frozen or stuck
  • Device deactivated after entering incorrect code
  • Restart loop
  • DFU mode

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