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How to Put iPhone 7/7 Plus in Recovery Mode

Are you wondering how to put the iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus in recovery mode? As the new iPhone 15 is likely to be released in 2023 autumn, people should forget the methods to put any older iPhones in recovery mode. However, there are also many people who need the methods to put iPhone 7 in recovery mode like me.

In this article, we should conclude the approaches about how to put iPhone 7 in recovery mode, including iPhone 7 Plus.

Option 1. Enter the iPhone 7 to Recovery mode with buttons.


A computer should be prepared. A USB cable to connect the iPhone to the computer is needed.

If you need a restore or fix the iPhone 7 in recovery mode later, you should have Finder or iTunes on it, or the third-party software installed on your computer to fix it.

Step 1. Turn off your iPhone 7.

Press and hold the Side button until the power-off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone 7. Wait for the iPhone to turn off completely.

Step 2. Launch Finder or iTunes.

Step 3. Enter your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus into recovery mode.

Press the Volume Down button while immediately connecting your iPhone 7 to your computer. Keep holding the volume down button until you see the recovery mode screen.

iPhone 7 recovery modeIf you see the passcode unlocking screen, you should try the recovery mode from Step 1 again.

Step 4. Restore or update your iPhone 7 to fix it.

When your iPhone is in a successful recovery mode status, the Finder or iTunes should detect it on your computer, and a window should pop up. Choose Restore or Update.

Option 2.  Put iPhone 7 in recovery mode with software (No pressing buttons action needed)

If you want to find an easier way to put your iPhone in recovery mode, you’re at the right place. With this method, you can put your iPhone in recovery mode with one click on the program.

What’s more. If you only enter your iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus into recovery mode, the app can let you do it totally for free.

Later if you need to fix your iPhone 7 issues, you can consider buying it. The SD iOS SystemFix is a piece of powerful iOS system fix software. It can fix 50+ iPhone issues. It’s very popular among our readers. Even mobile phone repair shops buy the app via a subscription to the business plan.

Let’s walk through the Recovery Mode of iPhone 7 with the app.

Firstly, download and install the app on your computer.

Step 1. Launch the software SD iOS SystemFix.

The software has a special feature for Enter/Exit Recovery mode. Navigate to the “Enter/Exit Recovery Mode” section.

Step 2. Connect your iPhone 7 to your computer.

unlock the screen

When you connect your iPhone 7, once the “Trust your computer or Not” message appears, choose Yes on your phone screen.

Then Unlock your iPhone 7 screen to make sure the computer can detect it.

Step 3. Click Enter Recovery Mode option.

enter recovery mode

When you click the Enter Recovery mode option, the iPhone 7 should enter the recovery mode immediately in several seconds. If you’d like to exit it, it’s also like a piece of cake.

Just Click the Exit Recovery mode.

Step 4. Click Exit Recovery mode to exit the Recovery Mode status.

exit recovery mode

You won’t take any effort to check the steps to pressing buttons to exit the recovery mode. Just with a click on the option you can do it.

If you have multiple iPhones, we do suggest you download and install the app for daily use.

If you need to fix it later, it’s very convenient to prepare the app as a problem solver.

Steps to Restore iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus with the software.

Download and install it first on your computer.

Step 1. Launch the program and head to the Reset iDevices section.

Step 2. On the Next screen, choose the Hard Reset option.

Step 3. Download Firmware.

Step 4. Reset.

restore successfully

When your iPhone opens, set it up as a new phone. If you have any backups, you can also restore the iPhone from the backups.

We’ve released the article on How to put iPhone 6 in recovery mode if you have an iPhone 6.

Amanda Lee

I am the chief editor of I have been engaged in software and computer gadgets fields for over 10 years, offering proven guides, tips, and software solutions in data recovery, and multimedia field.

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