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How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode after/during iOS 10 Update

Sept. 14, 2016 11:09 am / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPhone Fix
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According to widespread complaints across social media, many iPhone and iPad users complained that iOS 10 bricked their iPhone ( iPhone stuck in recovery mode after/during failed iOS 10 update). We pick up one below.

“Today I've try to update my iphone to the latest iOS 10 version. But suddenly it got stuck with a charger icon pointing to iTunes app on the screen. The update process failed with a subsequent error message asking users to plug their iOS device into a PC or Mac for a complete restore of the operating system. I need some help here.”
—Asked by Peter

As it appears to be frequently asked question, I thought it’s time to share a few methods on how to fix iPhone stuck in iTunes logo during/after iOS 10/11 upgrade failing.

iphone recovery mode

Method1. Fix iPhone Stuck in iTunes Screen after iOS 10 Update with iTunes Restore

Note: If you follow this method of fixing an iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus/SE/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s/iPad/iPod stuck in recovery mode, it would result in potential data loss unless you have first backed up your data on iTunes or iCloud.

Step1. Hold your iPhone “Home” button down and connect it to your PC with iTunes on.

Step2. Then a window would pop up and ask you to confirm to go on the restoration process.

itunes recovery mode

Step3.Click on your device (in the iTunes window) along the main toolbar, then goes to the Summary tab, and selects the restore option.

Step4. Follow the prompts in iTunes to backup your iPhone settings and Restore your iPhone back to its previous settings.

Method2. Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode/Loop after iOS 10 Update Without Restoring via ReiBoot

However, there is a better solution to get iPhone out of recovery mode after updating to iOS 10/10.1/10.2/10.3 - via Tenorshare Reiboot. It’s an effective way to deal with Recovery Mode/red iTunes logo, Apple logo stuck, reboot loop and other iPhone recovery mode error. With a single click, your iPhone, iPad and iPod will wake up from any iOS stuck without data leakage or data loss, free of charge.

Now free download ReiBoot on your PC and start it, connect your iDevice that stuck on recovery mode to your laptop, click “Exit Recovery Mode”. Your device will reboot as it does at normal at last.

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Here are two methods we select for you. If you have any other better ideas on how to exit iPhone recovery mode after iOS 11/10.3/10.2/10.1/10/9.3.2/9.3.1/8 upgrade, please do not hesitate to share it with us in the comment section below. For more resources, please go to our official website. Have a nice day!

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