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How to Put iPhone 11/11 Pro (max) into Recovery Mode

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Heather Marston

October 16, 2019 (Updated: June 22, 2020)• Filed to: iOS 13 Issues

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If your iPhone is not being recognized by iTunes or  your device gets stuck on Apple logo and becomes unresponsive , then you may need to put your device into Recovery Mode to get the issue fixed. But some users may not know how to do? Now, in this article, we will show you how to put iPhone 11 into recovery mode as well as how to put iPhone 11 into recovery mode without iTunes using iMyFone Fixppo.

Part 1: What Is Recovery Recovery Mode

Recovery Mode is a failsafe in iBoot that you can utilize and revive your iPhone with a new version of an iOS. Recovery Mode is usually important when the current iOS is damaged like when you suspect malware infection or undergoing an upgrade using iTunes. Moreover, you can use Recovery Mode when you intend to troubleshoot or jailbreak iPhone 11/11 Pro. This implies you may have used this function at one point when carrying out a standard iOS upgrade or restoration unknowingly.

After being apprised of recovery mode lets now take a walk on when and how to put iPhone 11 into recovery mode.

Part 2: When to Put iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max on Recovery Mode

There are several scenarios you may find self like iPhone 11 not responding. This means you are not able to operate the iDevice normally and this prompts the recovery mode function.

Below are some of the cases of which if you come across, recovery mode is recommended to be employed:

  • When iTunes doesn’t recognize your iPhone 11.
  • If the screen is stuck for several minutes on the Apple logo with no progress bar.
  • When connect to iTunes screen is all you can see
  • iPhone 11 Pro is locked and its password is unknown; you intend to reset it. Not that carrying out this procedure will erase all the data on your iDevice.
  • You do not know the passcode and the iOS device has entered the USB Restricted Mode.
  • Once the iPhone 11 Pro Max is locked because you exceeded the maximum number of attempts to enter device passcode, and the “Connect to iTunes” message is displayed.
  • If the iOS device has the problem of installing an update.
  • When you intend to have the OS in a clean state when recovering the iPhone after a jailbreak.

Those are not exhaustive reasons for using the function, nonetheless, let us show you the manual on how to get iPhone 11 into recovery mode.

Part 3: How to Put iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max in Recovery Mode without iTunes?

You can employ several methods and possibly enter recovery mode on your iPhone like using iTunes. However, you can still feasibly enter recovery mode using a professional third-party iPhone recovery tool - iMyFone Fixppo without the help of iTunes. 

iMyFone Fixppo is a panacea to all iPhone 11 issues by placing the device into recovery mode by just one click. You can effortlessly get your iPhone issue fixed on your own without any data loss. The following is how to get iPhone 11 into recovery mode:

First, download iMyFone Fixppo using its official download link and install it on your computer.

Windows version    Mac version

Step 2: Launch the program and select the “Enter/Exit Recovery Mode” option from the primary window. Connect the iPhone 11 you want to place into recovery mode to the computer using its USB cable. Click “Next”.

select enter recovery mode option

Step 3: Once the “Enter Recovery Mode” button becomes clickable, click it and place the iDevice into Recovery Mode.


Step 4: Now, exit recovery mode. Redo step 1 and step 2. You will see the “Exit Recovery Mode” button being clickable. Click it to exit the recovery mode.

Step 5: The process will complete after a few seconds and your iPhone 11 will restart and get back to normal.

Part 4: How to Place iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max in Recovery Mode with iTunes?

Also, you can put your device into Recovery mode with iTunes, but using method will erase the data on your device, so please back up your device before using recovery mode.

To get started, please make sure that your computer is running the latest version of iTunes. Additionly, be sure Find My iPhone is turned off as you won’t be able to restore your device if it’s enabled.

Step 1: Connect your device to the computer and launch iTunes.

Step 2: Now, press and quickly release the Volume Up button, press and quickly release the Volume Down button. And then, press and hold the Side button until the recovery mode screen shows up.

recovery mode

Step 3: Next, you get two options: Restore or Update iPhone.

iPhone recovery  mode

If you select Restore, all the data of your device will be cleaned up, and the latest version of iOS will be installed on it.

When selecting Update, your device will be upgraded to the latest iOS version, but all of your existing data will continue to be on the device safely.

You can go ahead with the preferred option.

Your iPhone 11 should restart and be back to normal.


In summary, as seen in this article, you can use iMyFone Fixppo and solve any kind of issue with your iOS device.  Next time, you want to put your iPhone or any iOS into recovery mode or exit the recovery mode, use iMyFone Fixppo software.

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