Although Apple has ditched the home button for their new Model from iPhone 8, there are still plenty of people out there who use the old models of iPhone for their daily use. We have seen that many iPhone users struggle to get into recovery mode especially when the home button is broken.

In this post, we will tell you about the best free tool with which you can put your iPhone in recovery mode with a broken home button or even without a home button. Let's get started.

You can watch this video to get the method directly:

put iphone into recovery mode without button

Part 1. Enter iPhone Rrecovery Mode without Home Button (Free)

iMyFone is a well-known company that specialized in providing easy-to-use and efficient tools for iPhone/iPad/iPod touch users. iMyFone Fixppo is a great iOS repair software that can help you to solve all iOS-related problems.

In this case, you will need to use the "Enter/Recovery Mode" function to put your iPhone in recovery mode. The software has an intuitive User Interface which is very easy to use even if you have no technical knowledge. It is just a matter of some clicks. This feature is free. You can just follow these steps to get your device in recovery mode without the home button and any operation on your device.

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1 One Click to Put iPhone in Recovery Mode without Home Button

Step 1. Download iMyFone Fixppo on your computer then open it. Click the "Enter/Exit Recovery Mode" on the screen.

choose enter/exit recovery mode on the home page

Step 2. Connect your iPhone to the computer and then click "Next" button. Now you can click Enter Recovery Mode, the software will start the process of putting iPhone in the recovery mode.

click Enter Recovery Mode

In a short time, you will see your iPhone in recovery mode.

entered Recovery Mode

In the software, you will also see the "Exit Recovery Mode" button which you can click if you want to exit recovery mode.

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2 Use Standard Mode to Fix iOS Problems without Data Loss

If there is some iOS issue with your iPhone, such as iPhone black screen, iPhone stuck on the Apple logo, iPhone freezing, and so on, you can use the "Standard Mode" function on iMyFone Fixppo. Standard Mode is best for those who want to solve the problem without losing their data.

Step 1. Choose the Standard Mode on the main screen and connect your device to the computer.

choose standard mode

Step 2. The next step is to download the firmware for your device. The software will automatically detect the model of your device and offer all the available firmware for your device. You can select it manually. Once you verify the information, click on the Download button. Once the firmware is downloaded, the software will verify the firmware and extract software.

download firmware under standard mode

Step 3. When everything is ready, click on the Start button. The software will begin the process and it will fix your iPhone in a few minutes.

fixing ios issues

Look, it is easy to put your iPhone in recovery mode without home button and fix iOS problems without data loss using iMyFone Fixppo, isn't it. Because of its high efficiency, iMyFone Fixppo wins lots of good feedbacks from users.

user reviews

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Part 2. How to Enter Recovery Mode with the Broken Home Button

If your home button is broken but it is still working, or if you don't want to install the above program on your computer, then you can manually put it in recovery mode with following steps.

For iPhone 8/8 Plus and later

  • Connect your device to the computer.
  • Now quickly press the "volume up" button, then quickly press the "volume down" button.
  • Now press and hold the "side" button until you see the "Connect to iTunes" logo. Your device will display the Apple logo first, so only release the button which you see the "Connect to iTunes" logo.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus

  • Connect your device to the computer.
  • Press and hold the "volume down" button and "side" button at the same time.  
  • Keep holding the button until "Connect to iTunes" appear on the screen. Don't release the button when you see the "Apple" logo.

For iPhone 6/6 Plus and Earlier Models

  • Connect your device to the computer.
  • Press and hold the "home" button and "side" button at the same time.
  • Keep holding the button until "Connect to iTunes" appear on the screen. Don't release the button when you see the "Apple" logo.

put iPhone in recovery mode

Now you know how to enter your device into Recovery Mode. The process of exiting the recovery mode is also very easy, you can "force restart" your device to exit the recovery mode.

To Conclude

That's all methods you can use to put your iPhone 6/7 into recovery mode without home button. If you don't fix this issue manually, just try iMyFone Fixppo. It can help you fix many iOS issues without effort!

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