How to Fix iOS Downgrade Stuck on Recovery Mode/Apple Logo

Downgrading from iOS 11 to iOS 10 is an easy process. But it can sometimes cause a whole set of problems on its own. One of the most common is data loss although if you have a backup this shouldn’t be so problematic. Another more serious problem that can arise from a downgrade is a device that is stuck in recovery mode, DFU mode or the Apple Logo. This is primarily because the downgrade process often involves putting the device in recovery mode or DFU mode and once it is in recovery mode or DFU mode, it can get stuck.

In this situation, panic can quickly ensue mostly because the device in unresponsive and you can’t even use it. The good news is, you can easily get out of Recovery Mode, DFU mode or Apple Logo. This article will show you how to do that easily and with as little damage to data as possible.

1. Try Normal Steps to Exit Recovery Mode

The following is a step by step guide to help you get out of recovery mode.

Step 1: Connect the iPhone to your computer using a USB cable and ensure that iTunes is running.

Step 2: On the device, hold the sleep/wake buttons until you see the Apple Logo on your screen. It may take a while for the “Connect to iTunes” icon to disappear before the Apple Logo appears. Keep holding the button until this happen.

Step 3: Keep the device connected to the computer until the device boots up and you see the Lock Screen. The device is now out of recovery mode.

2. Try Normal Steps to Exit DFU Mode

Follow these simple steps to get your device out of DFU mode.

Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables.

Step 2: Press Home (Volume for iPhone 7) and Power/Sleep buttons together for 10 seconds. Release the buttons at the same time.

Step 3: Press the power button and wait for the iPhone to restart. You should now be out of DFU mode.

3. If It Is Still Stuck in Recovery or DFU Mode

If you try the above steps and your device still remains in Recovery or DFU mode, you may need some help in the form of a third-party tool designed to fix any software issues you may be having with your device. The ideal third-party tool to choose is iMyFone iOS System Recovery. This tool is designed to help you get out of even the toughest of software problems including a device that is stuck in DFU Mode, Recovery Mode, Apple Logo or even the black/white screen. It is also ideal for fixing a device that for some unknown reason has become unresponsive.

It is also quite easy to use, allowing users to easily fix a device in just a few minutes. Its three distinct modes of recovery are useful for different problems.

How to Fix a Device Stuck in Recovery/ DFU or Apple Logo

Follow these simple steps to use iMyfone iOS System Recovery to get your device working normally again.

Step 1: install the program on to your computer and then launch it. On the main interface, you should see the three main modes of recovery available. Before selecting a recovery mode, connect the iPhone to the computer using USB cables.

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Step 2: Select the “Standard Mode” which is ideal for fixing all iOS software issues without causing any data loss. Once selected the program will prompt you to put the device in Recovery mode. Click “Start” to begin a countdown and then follow the instructions on the screen to put the device in Recovery Mode.

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If the device is already in recovery mode, the program will detect this and you can proceed with the next steps. If the device is already in DFU mode, that will also work. In fact, the program will request that you put the device in DFU mode if recovery mode fails.

Step 3: Once the device is in Recovery or DFU mode, you will be prompted to download the corresponding firmware. Click “Download” and wait while the program downloads the firmware.

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Step 4: Once the download is complete, click “Start Fix” and the program will begin fixing the device immediately. The device will restart in normal mode after fixing the device.

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4. Connect Your Device to iTunes and Restore

With the device in recovery mode or DFU mode, you can connect the device to iTunes and when you see a message requesting you to either “Update” or “Restore” the device, select “Restore” to restore the device to the latest backup. We must say that if this happened because of a downgrade, you have to restore the device to the last backup you made on iOS 10.

Connect Your Device to iTunes and Restore