How To Activate Recovery Mode on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
Recovery mode is usually the last resort for iPhone users who can’t update their device. Apple is widely known for making smartphones which are more efficient even with lower specs. In other words, Apple produces phones with lesser specs, but these phones still beat other phones with much higher specifications. So, you can say that Apple focuses more on improving the quality of devices they produce rather than giving it more features.
However, even with the efficiency of the iPhone, there are a couple of drawbacks as well. We already know of course that no product at all can be perfect, most especially because of third-party apps which mess with the system.
Why Recovery Mode on iPhone 7/7 Plus?
If your iPhone keeps lagging continuously or it is frozen, and it does not restart anymore then it is time for you to put the device in recovery mode. You should also put your device in recovery mode if you have tried updating your device but it isn’t working. Also, you can use the recovery mode for other things on your iPhone and activate Recovery Mode on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, simply follow the instructions below. You should also reactivate Recovery Mode on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus if you are facing issues and use the Recovery Mode to put your device back in place.
Activating recovery mode on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus, however, should come as a last resort. You should make sure that you have tried fixing the issue using other troubleshooting guides. Activating the Recovery Mode on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus is quite easy. All you need to do is follow the steps below.
How to activate Recovery Mode on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
- First of all, turn off your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus. To turn it off, just press and hold down the power button for a few seconds until a slider appears on the screen with a power symbol on it. Drag the slider to the right to confirm the action and turn off your iPhone. The phone will take a few seconds to turn off. As soon as the screen turns black, the phone is off.
- Next, press down the volume button on your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus for a few seconds.
- After a while, plug your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus into a Windows PC or a Mac. Make sure that the Mac or PC you are connecting your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus to, have the iTunes application installed and running.
- Press down the volume down button for a little while. As soon as a message comes up on the screen saying “Connect to iTunes,” you can leave the button. Now, you can start troubleshooting your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus.
That is all on how to enter Recovery Mode on iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.
How to get into DFU mode on iPhone 7 and 7 Plus
Now, to get into DFU mode, as you can guess requires some changes.
- Connect your iPhone 7 to a Mac or PC with an appropriate USB cable.
- Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Volume Down button simultaneously for 10 seconds.
- Release the Sleep/Wake button while continuing to hold the Volume Down button for 10 additional seconds. Unlike Recovery Mode, which presents a Connect to iTunes message on the screen, the iPhone 7’s screen will remain blank while in DFU mode.
- Launch iTunes, and you should see a message stating that “iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes.”
How to exit Recovery mode or DFU mode on iPhone 7 & 7 Plus
As long as there are no issues with your iPhone, getting out of Recovery Mode or DFU Mode is easy.
All you have to do is to press and hold the Sleep/Wake button plus the Volume Down button at the same time until you see the Apple logo appear (or the connect to iTunes message disappear when in Recovery Mode). You iPhone should boot back to the Lock screen.
Although there is no longer a mechanical Home button on the latest iPhone, it’s still relatively easy to force restart, enter Recovery Mode, and enter DFU mode by strategically wielding the Volume Down button + Sleep/Wake button combination.
Hope this is helpful.