Just when you thought to restore or update your device via iPhone restore mode, the situation went worse. Your iPhone got stuck on restore screen and you're scratching your head, wondering what went wrong! Well, rather than panicking about it, we shall rather get to fixing it back to normal and that's we're headed to today.

We'll let you discover the possible reasons behind iPhone stuck on restore screen and the best 6 solutions to fix it back to normal. Let's explore.

Why Is iPhone Stuck on Restore Screen

There are numerous reasons why your iPhone is stuck on restore screen. Either the iTunes underwent some issues, or is outdated, your iOS has not been restored/updated properly etc. Sometimes, the hardware damage can also be the cause for this problem.

recovery mode

There's no one particular reason stated as to what caused your iPhone to get stuck on restore screen. To be honest, there is no need for you to stress over the reasons. In order to help you serve the purpose, we have collated a list of solutions right below.

6 Solutions to Fix iPhone Stuck on Restore Screen

When your iPhone gets stuck on restore screen, here is what you can try one by one at a time, until you succeed!

1. Use Original USB Cable

It is always recommended to make use of original Apple authorized accessories including USB cables for your iPhone. They ensure that your device data or applications don't get corrupted.

iPhone USB cable


2. Use a Free Tool to Exit iPhone Restore Screen

When your iPhone is stuck on restore screen, wondering about the options you have to fix it? Well, you can use a free tool and try exiting this iPhone restore screen easily. iMyFone Fixppo has a Enter/Exit Recovery Mode option to help you in this regard. It is very easy to operate. Only one click will bring your device out of restore screen. It is compatible with all iOS device models including iPhone 6/7/8/X/11/12 and supports the latest iOS 15 beta 1/2/3 as well.

Windows version      Mac version

Step 1: Install and run the iMyFone Fixppo on your computer. Select 'Enter/Exit Recovery Mode' on your system and then connect your iPhone using a lightning cable. Hit the 'Next' button afterwards.

choose Enter/Exit Recovery Mode on the Home page

Step 2: Now, press the 'Exit Recovery Mode' button from the program interface.

click Exit Recovery Mode

Step 3:  When the device exits restore screen, you will get a notification on screen.

exit Recovery Mode

Windows version      Mac version

You can also watch this video to fix your iPhone stuck on restore screen right now.

YouTube Video

3. Update iTunes to Get iPhone out of Restore Screen

An out-dated iTunes can also get iPhone stuck on restore screen. Therefore, ensure to update it beforehand.

On Mac: Launch iTunes > browse "iTunes" menu over the top > "Check for Updates".

Update iTunes on Mac

On Windows: Open "iTunes" > hit "Help" menu over the top > "Check for Updates".

Update iTunes in Windows

Note
If no "Check for Updates" option on the menu, then it means you download iTunes from Microsoft Store which will automatically update the software for you.

4. Force Restart iPhone to Bypass Restore Screen

To rescue your iPhone stuck on restore screen, you can try force restarting the iPhone.

  • For iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR/11/12:

Quickly press Volume Up button and release, repeat it with Volume Down button. Finally press and hold the Sleep/Wake key and wait for Apple logo.

  • For iPhone 7/7 Plus:

Press and hold Volume Down and Sleep/Wake buttons together. Leave them when Apple logo shows.

  • For iPhone 6 and older:

Press and hold both Home button and Sleep/Wake button. Release the buttons when Apple logo is visible.

force restart iPhone


5. Use an Advanced Method to Fix iPhone Stuck on Restore Screen

If the above methods don't help, we would again recommend using iMyFone Fixppo to fix iPhone stuck on restore screen issue, because it is a powerful iOS repair tool. Here are some outstanding features of it.

  • It can repair iOS issues without data loss.
  • All iOS devices like iPhone 6/7/8/X/11/12 and iOS versions including the newest iOS 15 beta 3/2/1 are supported.
  • Almost all the iOS issues can be fixed, no matter the iPhone stuck on restore screen, black/white screen of death, spinning wheel or boot loop can be handled efficiently.

Windows version      Mac version

Now just follow the steps below to fix the iPhone stuck on restore screen.

Step 1:  Run iMyFone Fixppo (iOS System Recovery) on your computer and choose "Standard Mode". Then get your iPhone linked to your computer and click the 'Next' button.

choose Standard Mode

Step 2:  Once iMyFone Fixppo detects your device, it will provide all appropriate firmware versions. Pick a desired one from the 'Firmware Version' drop down menu if there is more than one option. Tap on 'Download' button afterwards.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 3:  As soon as the download completes, you can click the 'Start' button and wait till the issue gets fixed.

finished fixing your device

Look, how easy it is to fix iPhone stuck on restore screen using iMyFone Fixppo! Its high efficiency and the ability of fixing the issues that iTunes cannot fix, help it win lots of good feedbacks. Just download it to have a try now!

user reviews

Windows version      Mac version


6. Use DFU Mode to Restore iPhone via iTunes

You can also put your iPhone into DFU mode and restore it using the updated version of iTunes. Please note this method will erase all the data on your device. Think twice before you try this method if you don't have a backup before.

  • Connect your iPhone to computer and run iTunes.
  • You can check this video to see how to put your iPhone into DFU mode.
YouTube Video
  • Now, iTunes will detect the iPhone in DFU mode and throw up a notification on your screen. Hit 'Ok' over it, then tap the 'Restore' button and confirm your actions.

restore iPhone using iTunes