How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode without Restoring iPhone

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"I just brought a iPhone 6s and wanna jailbreak it. I tried to put it into recovery mode and restore it on iTunes but keep giving me  a 1604 error. Now, my iPhone is stuck in recovery mode and nothing works, I've turned it off and on multiple times but all I see on the screen is the white apple and an empty loading bar. I don't know what to do please someone help really stuck!"


So, What Causes the "Stuck in Recovery Mode"?

There are chances of iPhone to get stuck in the recovery mode and this can happen due to different reasons like those mention below:


1) When the user has intentionally activated the recovery mode on the iPhone to solve a problem.

2) When the user tries to jailbreak the phone and it goes terribly wrong.

3) In some cases, it can happen when a user tries to upgrade the iPhone to the latest iOS software.

When this happens, it is possible to fix the problem and this is possible through iTunes Restore when it happens in iPhone. Let us understand how this is possible.


Part 1: Fix iPhone "Stuck in Recovery Mode" with iTunes Restore (Data will be erased)

You are recommended to remember that when you choose this method of fixing, you will lose all the data and settings on your iPhone and your device will be restored to a new device. All the content on your iPhone will be gone without recovery. Here are the steps you will have to follow to fix the problem:


Step 1: Here, you are recommended to make sure that you have the latest version of iTunes on your system. To make sure that your iTunes is updated, just click help on iTunes in the main menu. Then, you should select check for updates, which will tell you whether you have the latest version.


Step 2: Next thing you will have to do is to hold the home button down on the front of your iPhone and connect it to your PC or laptop while the latest version of iTunes is kept open in the system. Now, you will see a message stating that your iPhone is in recovery mode and it needs to be restored.


iTunes restore


Step 3: Now, click on your phone in the iTunes windows near the main toolbar and then go to the summary tab, and select the restore option.


fix iPhone in recovery mode with iTunes restore

Step 4: Here, you will find the restore option. Now, follow the onscreen instruction in iTunes to back up your iPhone settings.



NOTE: As mentioned earlier, when you choose this method, you will lose the data from your iPhone. Another option available when it comes to fixing iPhone stuck in recovery mode is Mobiledic iOS Data Recovery tool. Continue reading the part 2.

Part 2: How to Exit iPhone Recovery Mode With iOS Data Recovery

One easy way to do this would be to use iTunes restore, we know this is the only official way to get iPhone out of Recovery Mode. But restoring iTunes will completely wipe your all contents and settings on your iPhone device. Though you are able to successfully get out recovery mode by iTunes, you may still face some unknown errors when restoring. Actually, apart of iTunes restoring,  there is a much simpler way of fixing this issue. All you need is Mobiledic iOS Data Recovery - system recovery, which can fix the issues easily and safely. It can't cause any data loss while repairing the operating system of your iOS device.

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Mobiledic - iOS System Recovery
  • Fastly fix with all iOS system errors: stuck in recovery mode, white Apple logo, black screen and more.
  • Directly fix your iOS to normal, never damage to your device and original data.
  • Fully support all models of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


Step 1 Download the Program and Choose the Repair iOS System feature

After you download and install the program, connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable, then choose "iOS System Recovery" from "More Tools" in the main window. The program will detect your iPhone device, click "Start" to continue the process.


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Step 2 Start to Download and Select Firmware for Your Device

You should download the firmware for your iPhone device in order to fix the issue. The program will detect your device and download latest iOS version to your device. What you need to do is just click download button and wait.


Select Firmware for Your Device



Step 3 Ready to Fix Your iPhone Device to Return It to Normal

When the Firmware downloading is complete, the program will automatically start repairing your iOS to get your iPhone out of recovery mode. It may take a few minutes, then the program will pop up a messages telling you the the device is restarting to normal mode.


fix iPhone stuck in recovery mode


Well done! After the restart, your iPhone device should be back to normal as usual. If there is no important files on your iPhone, Part 1 is the best fast way to get your iPhone out of recovery mode. But if you won't lose data, choose the part 2, that's the easiest method to fix your "iPhone stuck in recovery mode" issue without data loss.

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Iris Bella is the Founder and Editorial Director at Mobiledic Studio. You can also find her on social network.

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