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[2024] How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Restore Screen with 6 Ways?


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Recently, iPhone users are discussing about the problem that when making an update to the latest iOS 17, their iPhone stuck on restore screen, or the so-called recovery mode.

For iPhone users, seeing thier iPhone stuck on support.apple.com/iphone/restore (restore screen/recovery mode) is not some uncommon, especially when they need to restore their devices or update to the latest iOS version.

iPhone stuck on restore screen

Whatever the scenarios, this article will guide you on how to bypass the restore screen on iPhone with 6 workable solutions, a tool to fix it for FREE will be introduced as well. Keep reading!


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In this article:

Part 1: Why Does Restore Screen Appear on My iPhone?

Before learning how to remove restore screen from iPhone, it's important to know why it shows up so that you can choose the corresponding method and take precaution.

  • iOS system bugs.
  • You iPhone is not updated properly.
  • Outdated iTunes fail to load while trying to make an update/restore your iPhone.
  • Software glitches on your iPhone.
  • Hardware damages on your iOS device.

Part 2: How to Fix iPhone Stuck on Restore Screen?

Here're 6 methods you can try to get rid of restore screen on iPhone.

1 Try Original USB Cable

When there is a restore screen on your iPhone, the problem may lie in the problematic USB cable that connects your iPhone to the PC.

That's why it's always suggested to use the original USB cable while trying to restore/update/connect your iPhone to the computer, to ensure no virus.

iPhone USB cable

2 Fix iPhone Stuck in Restore Mode Without Losing Data

The easiest method to fix iPhone stuck on restore screen is by using a professional and powerful third-party tool - iMyFone Fixppo. With 1 click, you can get iPhone out of restore screen for FREE.

Watch how to fix iPhone stuck at restore screen (support.apple.com/iphone/restore):

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A. Fix iPhone says support.apple.com/iphone/restore with 1 click for free

Step 1: Download and launch iMyFone Fixppo to your Win/Mac, connect your iPhone that stuck in restore screen on the computer.

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Step 2: From the interface, choose Recovery Mode, then hit the Quit button to get rid of iPhone recovery mode.

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In a few seconds, your iPhone can exit restore screen/recovery mode successfully.

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B. Fix iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/X stuck in recovery mode and won't restore without data loss

If you can't bypass iPhone restore screen using the method mentioned, it's time to check out if there are iOS bugs with your iPhone that prevent your iPhone from getting our of restore screen.

And likewise, Fixppo here can help to fix if your iPhone is stuck on restore screen without data loss. Give it a try now!

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And here's how to fix iPhone says support.apple.com/iphone/restore with Fixppo's Standard Mode:

Open Fixppo and connect your iPhone to the computer.

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Step 1: Choose Standard Mode to oget iPhone out of recovery mode while keeping all data intact.

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Step 2: Now, the software will begin to detect your iPhone and show the available firmware file. After that, click the Download button to get it. The process won't last long.

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Step 3: With the firmware, click the Start Standard Repair button for Fixppo to fix your iPhone that is stuck in restore mode.

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3 Get Rid of iPhone Restore Screen with Force Restart

To rescue your iPhone stuck on the restore screen/recovery mode, you can try force restarting the iPhone according to the iPhone model you have.

For iPhone 8/X/11/12/13/14/15:

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

For iPhone 7/7 Plus:

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

For iPhone 6 and older:

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

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4 Update iTunes to Bypass Restore Screen on iPhone

Since the outdated iTunes affects a lot when trying to restore/update your iPhone, your iPhone showing restore screen may have something to do with that.

In that case, try to update your iTunes and see if the iPhone says support.apple.com/iphone/restore.

On Windows: Open iTunes > Help > Check for Updates.

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On Mac: Launch iTunes > iTunes > Check for Updates.

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If no "Check for Updates" option on the menu, then you can downloaded iTunes from the Microsoft Store or the its official website, which will automatically update the software for you.

5 Get Rid of iPhone Recovery Mode with iTunes

When your iPhone stuck on restore screen/recovery mode, iTunes can help as it can restore your iPhone by natural. But please note that iTunes will clear all data from your iPhone once you confirm to use it.

If your iTunes not detecting iPhone in recovery mode, please disconnect it and make sure you've confirmed to let your iPhone Trust the computer.

Please follow steps here:

Step 1: Connect your iPhone that stuck on support.apple.com/iphone/restore, then open iTunes.

Step 2: Once connected, iTunes will pop up a window showing that your iPhone is detected in restore mode/recovery mode.

Step 3: Click Restore, and hit to confirm for iTunes to start fixing your iPhone in restore screen.

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6 Try DFU Mode to Get Off Restore Screen on iPhone

Putting your iPhone into DFU Mode then use iTunes to remove the restore screen is also an effective method.

However, likewise, the DFU Mode will risk erasing all your data.

Step 1: Follow the steps introduced in this video to put your iPhone into DFU mode.


Step 2: Now, when your iPhone in DFU mode, hit OK then tap the Restore button for iTunes to begin its work.

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Part 3: Will I Lose Data When iPhone Stuck at Restore Screen for Long?

That depends. So, if your iPhone is stuck on restore screen and won't turn on for long, causing it to shut down eventually, it's better fix your iPhone stuck on restore screen as soon as possible.

And you can try the Fixppo there, which supports to exit this recovery mode on iPhone for free. All can be done in 1 click!

Part 4: Hot FAQs about iPhone Restore Screen

1 What Does iPhone Restore Screen Mean?

The iPhone restore screen, is also known as iPhone recovery mode, which shows support.apple.com/iphone/restore on the screen.

When your iPhone is in restore screen, it means you're trying to restore/update your iDevices with iTunes or third-party software.

2 How long will iPhone stay in restore mode?

When trying to make an update/restore via iTunes, the restore mode on your iDevices will last for 15 minutes or more.

3 Can iPhone get out of recovery mode by itself?

If you've accidentally enter this recovery mode, iPhone can't get out of recovery mode by itself. But things will be different if you're making an update/restore, but this is not guaranteed.


When your iPhone stuck on Restore Screen, 6 methods in this article can get your out of this recovery mode. And to exit it without manual operation, iMyFone Fixppo is recommended as it supports to get iPhone out of restore screen in 1 click for free. So, free download it to have a try now!

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