iPhone 8/iPhone X Stuck in Recovery Mode in iOS 11? Fixes Here!

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Myra Updated on Jun 25, 2019 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

When you get a corrupted iOS operating system, you may try to restore it by putting your iPhone in Recovery Mode. But many users have reported the problem "iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode and won't restore". If your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X or earlier iPhone upgraded to iOS 11 is stuck in Recovery Mode, you can't miss this article which covers the potential solutions to the problem "iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode in iOS 11". By the ways, the fixes to "iPhone stuck on Apple logo in iOS 11" are also provided, read it for reference if you get the same problem.

Fixes to iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode in iOS 11

Fixes to "iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode" in iOS 11

Solution 1: Force restart iPhone

When your iPhone is stuck in Recovery Mode, the first solution you can try is to force restart your iPhone. The way to force restart your iPhone varies according to the iPhone you are using. Choose one of the three ways below to reboot your iPhone.

For iPhone 6 or earlier, hold and press both Sleep/Wake button and Home button until you see the Apple logo. (Sleep/Wake button is also called Side button.)

For iPhone 7/7 Plus, hold and press both Sleep/Wake button and Volume Down button until the Apple logo appears.

For iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, quickly press and release the Volume Up button, quickly press and release the Volume Down button and then press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until you see the Apple logo.

This tip is also helpful to fix the issue "touch screen not working in iOS 11".

Solution 2: Restore iPhone with iTunes

The second solution you can try to fix the "iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode in iOS 11" problem is to restore your iPhone using iTunes. Before you start, you need to update your iTunes to its latest version to avoid problems like "iPhone not connecting to iTunes". If you haven't installed iTunes on your computer yet, you can download and install the latest version of it directly on your computer. Or you can go to iTunes > Help > Check for Updates on your Windows PC or App Store > Update > Install on your Mac to update your iTunes to its latest version. Then follow the steps below to restore your iPhone that is stuck in Recovery Mode.

Step 1: Connect your iPhone 8/8 Plus/X/7 to your computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2: Then you may see a window in iTunes telling you "iTunes has detected a device in Recovery Mode". If so, tap on Ok in the window.

Step 3: Tap on the Device button in iTunes and choose Summary.

Step 4: Click Restore iPhone > Restore to reset your iPhone to factory settings. After that, your iPhone will be set up as new.

Fixes to iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode in iOS 11

Solution 3: Put your iPhone in DFU mode

If you iPhone in iOS 11 is stuck in Recovery Mode and you don't want to fix it with the help of some third-party software, the last solution you can try it to restore your iPhone in DFU mode, which enables you to change your iOS operating system. Go to the article about how to put iPhone in DFU mode and read it for reference no matter you are using an iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone 7 or iPhone 6.

Bonus Tip: How to prevent your iPhone files from complete data loss

In solving the case of "iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode", it's highly likely that you will lose the data on your iPhone even though that's the last thing you want. How to prevent your iPhone contents from complete data loss? The answer is to keep a good habit of backing up your iPhone data. The completely free software for iOS data transfer is EaseUS MobiMover Free. With MobiMover installed on your PC running Windows 7 or later, you can transfer photos, videos, audios, contacts, messages, notes and more to the computer to back up your iPhone without any cost and limitation. What's more, you can also sync files from computer to iPhone/iPad (in iOS 8 or later), share files between two iDevices and manage your iOS contents via MobiMover. In a word, MobiMover is the totally free iOS data transfer and file management software for you to use. Sounds great? Equip your PC with this powerful tool and try it yourself.

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Step 1. Connect your iPhone/iPad to your PC with a USB cable. You need to tap "Trust This Computer" on the device screen if a pop-up appears. Start EaseUS MobiMover and select the "Phone to PC" mode in the main interface. Now you can head to back up your connected iDevice data by clicking "Next".

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Step 2. MobiMover enables you to back up everything from your iPhone/iPad to the PC in a readable way. Here, you can customize a location to keep the transferred data on your computer, otherwise, it will keep on your computer desktop by default. Choose the apps you want to back up and click "Transfer".

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Step 3. MobiMover will work on transferring the selected files from iPhone/iPad to the designated place. When it completes, you can go to the path, find the backup folder and open it. If the exported data is saved as a .html file on your computer, you need to open it with a browser and view details on the web page.

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