How To Put iPhone X / 8 Into Recovery Mode: Easy Method – Things have dramatically changed since the release of the very first iPhone way back in June 29, 2007. The most recent smartphone released by Apple include the iPhone 8, the iPhone 8 Plus and the iPhone X.
If you ever find the need to put your new iDevice into recovery mode, then things will be different than before. This article will show you how to put iPhone X / 8 into recovery mode using the simplest method.
Apple tweaks the hardware with each iteration of the company’s mobile handsets with the aim of giving owners a better user experience. Unlike previous iPhone hardware, with these changes come new ways of doing things like getting your new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X into recovery mode.
What is Recovery Mode?
Recovery mode allows users to restore or update their mobile devices. Do note that this is different from Device Firmware Update (DFU) mode that bypasses the device’s bootloader (iBoot) to install a new or modified firmware. Users will need iTunes to restore or update the iDevice once it is on recovery mode.
Now that you know what recovery mode is, we can proceed to the steps you need to do to get your iDevice into recovery mode.
How To Put iPhone X / 8 Into Recovery Mode: Easy Method
Please read and understand the complete guide below before attempting to tinker with your precious iDevices. As always, it is recommended to create a backup of your iDevice to keep all your important data safe.
Step 1. Check to see of your iPhone if turned off. If not, power it down and turn it off.
Step 2. Open the latest version of iTunes on your computer.
Step 3. Plug in the lightning cable into a USB port on your computer.
Step 4. Hold “Volume Down” and the “Power/Side” buttons simultaneously. While doing this, plug in the Lightning cable into the powered off iPhone.
Step 5. Now your iPhone is connected to your computer via the Lightning cable. Continue holding down the buttons until the Apple logo shows up on the smartphone’s screen. The iTunes Logo should also appear after some time.
Step 6. You should now see on your computer an iTunes alert which says it has detected an iphone in recovery mode.
You can either restore or update your iDevice using iTunes. Restoring your iDevice will completely wipe all information from your gadget. Updating your iDevice will install the latest version of iOS available. Allow iTunes to download the update and then automatically install it on our device without losing your content/data or your settings.
This guide is very easy and direct to the point. You now know how to put your iPhone X / 8 into recovery mode using our easy to follow guide.
Now watch the short video below to see how the entire process is done.
Knowing how to put your iPhone X / 8 into recovery mode could be a lifesaver especially if you have been using your device for quite some time now.
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