iPhone Stuck on Recovery Mode During iOS 12 Beta Downgrade? Here Are Solutions

Apple will not release iOS 12 until September but that’s not to say that you can’t enjoy the new features right now. You can simply opt to receive the iOS 12 beta on your device and enjoy the cool new features sooner than everyone else. The problem is that sometimes the beta can have a few issues that may hinder how you use the device and if you don’t like it you may want to downgrade back to iOS 11.4.

Downgrading can be easily done by putting the device in Recovery mode and restoring the device via iTunes. But sometimes, this doesn’t go as planned. It is not uncommon to find devices that are stuck in recovery mode after an attempt to downgrade the iOS build.

If this has happened to you and you can’t find a solution, don’t worry, this article will provide you with solutions that have been proven to work. Read on to find out how to get your device out of recovery mode.

1 Force Restart Your iPhone

If you have tried everything and nothing works, consider a force-restart of the device. To do this hold down the Sleep/Wake button and the Volume Button (For iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus) or the Sleep/Wake Button and the Home Buttons (for other models) for at least 10 seconds or until you see the Apple Logo.

force restart iPhone

If that doesn’t work, try our second solution.

2 Use System Repair Tool (iOS 12 Beta Supported)

If you are still unable to get your device out or Recovery Mode even after a forced restart, you may need to use a third-party program to restore the device to its original function. This solution is iMyFone iOS System Recovery. It allows you to get out of various situation your iPhone/iPad without losing the data on the device. The following are some of the program’s features.

iMyFone iOS System Recovery

Key Features:

  • It can be useful in fixing any type of issue your iOS device is facing including a device stuck in recovery mode, a device that is stuck on the white screen or a device that is completely unresponsive.
  • It is very easy to use as we shall see in a short tutorial below and it is also very fast. Your iPad will be fixed in just a few minutes.

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Get your Device Working Normally Again Using iMyFone iOS System Recovery

The following is a step by step guide to help you get your device out of Recovery U mode using iMyFone iOS System Recovery.

Step 1: Launch the program and from the main window, select “Fix iOS System” and then click “Standard Mode” on the screen.

interface of iMyFone iOS system recovery

Step 2: Connect the device to the computer using USB cables. Put your device into DFU mode by clicking Start and your iPhone will be detected successfully.

 enter DFU mode under Standard mode

Step 3: To be able to fix a faulty operating system, the program will need to download the latest version of iOS. The program already provides you with the latest firmware, all you have to do is download.

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download the latest version of firmware

Step 4: Wait for the download of the firmware, the process shouldn’t take long. Once the firmware is downloaded, you need to click Start to Fix. The program will automatically begin repairing the iOS system. Once the process is complete, your device will restart in normal mode.

repairing the iOS system

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3 Put the iPhone in Recovery Mode and Restore using iTunes

Another way to fix the device is to restore it via iTunes. Here’s how you can do that.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: If it isn’t in recovery mode already, you’ll need to put the device in recovery mode. You can do that pressing the home button (Volume button on iPhone 7) on your device. Connect the device to the lightning cable and keep holding the button. Let it go when the iTunes logo appears on the screen.

connect to itunes icon

Step 3: Connect the other end of the lightning cable to your computer and iTunes will display a message saying a device in recovery mode has been detected. Click on “Restore” and iTunes should fix the problem.

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We hope you’re able to get your device working normally again.

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