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How to Put Unavailable iPhone in Recovery Mode

It’s very important to know how to put an unavailable iPhone in recovery mode. We advise that you should know that you need to reset your unavailable iPhone in recovery mode to enable it. Recovery mode is very important in fixing the unavailable iPhone.

How to Put Unavailable iPhone 14 13 in Recovery Mode
How to Put Unavailable iPhone in Recovery Mode

Without the recovery mode, you can’t let your computer detect it.

With this principle in mind, any Apple or third-party software methods using a computer should probably use the recovery mode to unlock the unavailable iPhone, including the iPhone 15/14, iPhone 13/12, and any former models.

If you are determined to fix your disabled iPhone with a computer in recovery mode, we’ll show you exactly how to put your unavailable iPhone in recovery mode.

There are two main steps to put your unavailable iPhone in recovery mode.

When we mention the iPhone, we cover all the iPhone 15, iPhone 14 or iPhone 13/12 models, such as iPhone 14 Pro (Max), iPhone 14, iPhone 13/12, iPhone 13/12 mini, and iPhone 13/12 Pro (Max).  And the other iPhone models iPhone 11/X/8/7/6 SE models.

Step 1. Turn off your iPhone.

For iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and later, iPhone SE2, iPhone SE3.

Simultaneously press and hold the side button and either volume button on your iPhone until the sliders appear, then drag the Power Off slider. Wait for a while, and let your iPhone turn off completely.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s, and iPhone 6.

Press and hold the side button until the power off slider appears. Drag the slider to turn off your iPhone. Then wait a minute to make sure that it turns off completely.

For iPhone SE1, iPhone 5S, and earlier.

Press and hold the top button until the power off slider appears. Then drag the Power Off slider. Wait for a while, and let your iPhone turn off completely.

Step 2. Put the Unavailable iPhone in Recovery Mode.

Undisconnect it from the computer first. Make sure it turns off completely.

For iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X and later, iPhone SE2/SE3.

Press quickly and release the Volume up button. Press and quickly release the Volume down button. Then, press and hold the side button while immediately connecting your iPhone to the computer. Don’t let go of the button. Let go until you see the recovery mode screen.

For iPhone 7/7 Plus.

Press and hold the volume down button while immediately connecting your iPhone to the computer. Keep holding the button until you see the recovery mode screen on your iPhone, then let go.

For iPhone SE1 and iPhone 6s and earlier iPhone models.

Press and hold the Home button while immediately connecting your iPhone to your computer. Keep holding the Home button until you see the recovery mode screen, then let go.

The recovery mode graphic shows a cable connecting to the computer after you see the White Apple Logo appear and later disappear.

This is exactly the recovery mode screen.

iPhone Recovery Mode
iPhone Recovery Mode

Thus, you’ve put your unavailable iPhone in recovery mode successfully.

If you’re trying to fix the unavailable iPhone in recovery mode by yourself, we’ll show you the right and simple way to unlock your iPhone in the below part.

How to do a Recovery Mode restore on your unavailable iPhone.

Option 1. Use the third-party software to reset your unavailable iPhone in recovery mode.

To help you unlock your unavailable iPhone easily in recovery mode. There are the following things you should know.

iPhone should exit the recovery mode after 15 minutes.

The Finder or the third-party software should download a software package to fix the unavailable iPhone. The time it takes depends on your internet speed.

The Apple software fixing firmware packages come out large, for example, 6G or bigger. It should take a little time for people with fast internet speed, while it should take more than 15 minutes for some people with common internet speed. It depends.

I’d also suggest that you let the download finish first, after the download is complete, you follow the above same pressing button actions to enter your iPhone in recovery mode again.

That is to say, during the unlocking process of your unavailable iPhone, a lot of people may need twice or more to put their devices in recovery mode.

SD iPhone Passcode Unlocker is our choice to unlock your unavailable iPhone. Note that when you unlock the unavailable iPhone with the app, it erases everything on it for a reset. Later, you can set it up or restore your backups.

Download and install it on your computer. It has both PC and Mac Versions.

Launch the program. Head to the “Wipe Passcode” section.

Connect your iPhone to your computer with the USB cable. If the iPhone information page appears, you won’t need to put it in recovery mode.

If the iPhone information page doesn’t appear, and it asks you to enter the recovery mode, do it.

Turn off your unavailable iPhone and Enter your iPhone in recovery mode while connecting it to the computer.

Click Start and Next, and you should get to the firmware download screen. The software algorithm automatically detects your iPhone in recovery mode, showing the iPhone models. The program requires you to download the firmware package to unlock the unavailable iPhone in recovery mode.

When the download is complete, click start to unlock. If you are determined to use the app solution, do purchase a license, it should prompt the page to show you the price listing. Later, enter the registration code in the app. Then you can use it to unlock the unavailable iPhone.

Enter “0000” to confirm unlocking the unavailable devices in recovery mode.

When the app screen shows you “Wiped passcode successfully”, disconnect it from the computer. Wait for your iPhone to show you the Welcome Hello screen.

You should get your iPhone like when you first purchased the iPad.

Meanwhile, you finished resetting the unavailable iPhone in recovery mode.

Option 2. Do a Finder Restore on your Unavailable iPhone in Recovery mode.

Follow Steps 1 and 2 to put your unavailable iPhone in recovery mode.

Launch Finder.

When it pops up a screen with the Restore option. Click Restore.

Wait for the download of the iOS software. After the download is finished, check if your unavailable iPhone is still in recovery mode. If not, enter the recovery mode again to let the Finder install the software on your device.

If you know how to put an unavailable iPhone in recovery mode, it’s very easy for the whole unlocking process.

If you failed to unlock it on Finder, keep in mind to update your macOS. Thus, you should get the latest Finder to give you a helping hand.

The Bottom Line.

Knowing how to put your unavailable iPhone in recovery mode is so important that we hope you read the tutorial carefully to do it the right way. For a more confident successful repairing process, putting it in recovery mode and fixing it on a computer is the way to go. If you have no computer to fix it, please go to our tutorial: How to Fix Unavailable iPhone without a ComputerHow to Put iPhone in Recovery Mode without a Computer.

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I am the chief editor of softwaredive.com. 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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