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iPhone Stuck on Restore Screen? 6 Solutions Offered


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Just when you thought to restore or update your device via iPhone restore mode, the situation got worse. Your iPhone got stuck on the 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 what we're headed to today.

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


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Why Is iPhone Stuck on Restore Screen

There are numerous reasons why your iPhone is stuck on the 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 Either the iTunes underwent some issues, or is outdated, your iOS has not been restored/updated properly, etc.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 of this problem.

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There's no one particular reason stated as to what caused your iPhone to get stuck on the restore screen. To be honest, there is no need for you to stress over the reasons. 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 the restore screen, here is what you can try one by one at a time until you succeed!

01 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

02 Use a Free Tool to Exit iPhone Restore Screen

When your iPhone is stuck on the 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 the restore screen. It is compatible with all iOS device models including iPhone 13/14 and supports the latest iOS 16 as well.

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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 afterward.

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Step 2: Now, press the 'Quit' button from the program interface.

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

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If your iPhone stuck on the Restore screen is the byproduct of resetting, then Fixppo is your trusted companion. Using Fixppo to reset your iPhone is much easier than using iTunes. Most importantly, your iPhone won't stuck on any screen by any chance.

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


03 Update iTunes to Get iPhone out of Restore Screen

An outdated iTunes can also get an iPhone stuck on the 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".

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

04 Force Restart iPhone to Bypass Restore Screen

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

  • For iPhone 8/X/XS (Max)/XR/11/12:
  • 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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    05 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 iOS issues can be fixed, no matter whether the iPhone is stuck on the restore screen, black/white screen of death, spinning wheel or boot loop can be handled efficiently.
    • It can also reset iPhone without password.

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

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    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 the 'Download' button afterward.

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

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

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    06 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.

    Step 1:  Connect your iPhone to computer and run iTunes.

    Step 2:  You can check this video to see how to put your iPhone into DFU mode.


    Step 3:  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.

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