With the launch of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple introduced a change in the way you can hard reset or force restart your iPhone 8 and 8 Plus. Similarly, the method of putting your iOS device into recovery mode is also changed. This tutorial deals with how you can put iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus into recovery mode.
Before you put your iOS device into recovery mode, you need to take backup of your iPhone or iPad as this will erase your data from the phone. it is advisable to take a backup of your phone using iTunes or iCloud so that you can easily restore your iPhone or iPad.
How to Put iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus into Recovery Mode
Step #1: Download and install the latest version of iTunes on your Mac or computer.
Step #3: Once your device is connected with the computer, force restart or hard reset your iPhone 8 or 8 Plus.
Step #4: Next, you need to press and release Volume Up button; then press and release Volume Down button. Note that you should perform these actions quickly. You are not required to press and hold the two buttons.
Step #5: Then, press and hold the side button (earlier, it was called Power button or sleep/wake button) until your iPhone screen shows Recovery Mode with iTunes logo.
Step #6: A dialog box flashes on your computer; this box allows you to Restore or Update your iPhone. iTunes makes attempts to reinstall iOS on your iPhone without deleting your data. Your iPhone will exit recovery mode if download takes more than 15 minutes. You should not be worried and wait till the download finishes; next, repeat the steps.
Step #7: You need to set up your iPhone once your device is updated or restored.
Sometimes users put their devices into recovery mode accidentally. In this case, they can simply disconnect their iPhones from the computer and press the side button to restart their iOS devices.
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