If you run to the following situations including iTunes dose not recognize your device or say it’s in recovery mode, Apple logo showing on the screen for several minutes with no progress bar, seeing the Connect to iTunes screen, you cannot update your iPhone, your iPhone turns out be completely unresponsive, putting your iPhone into recover mode seemed to be just what you need to get things going again.
One thing you need to keep in mind is that you will lose all the data on your iPhone when you perform a recovery mode restore. So you need to take a backup for your device using iTunes, or you can export all the data through third party iOS data recovery software.
Put iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into Recovery Mode
Now let’s get down to the detailed steps about how to put your iPhone to recovery mode.
> Turn off your iPhone,iPad or iPod Touch.
> Press and hold down the On/Off button on the right side.
> Swipe the “slide to power off” confirmation slider to the right.
> Press and hold down the Home button on the front of your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch.
> Connect your device to your computer and open iTunes. Please make sure you are runing the latest iTunes version.
> Let go of the Home button when you see the Connect to iTunes screen.
At this point iTunes will show you an alert saying it’s detected your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad in recovering mode and it needs to be restored.
Get iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch into Recovery Mode
To get out of recovery mode, make sure your USB cable is connected to both the laptop running iTunes and your device. You may need to hold the home button while connecting your USB cable as above.
> Now hold the home and sleep/wake buttons together until you see the Apple logo appear.
> Don’t let go until the recovery graphic will disappear and a black screen might be shown for a while, but keep holding the buttons down until the white Apple appears.
> Leave the USB cable connected until your device boots up and shows the lock screen. It’s now out of recovery mode.