Introduction

This quick guide will teach you how to boot your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus into Recovery Mode in case you need to restore your iPhone.

Parts

No parts required.

Connect your iPhone 7 Plus to your Mac or PC with a Lightning to USB cable before you begin.
  • Connect your iPhone 7 Plus to your Mac or PC with a Lightning to USB cable before you begin.

  • Resetting your iPhone will NOT remove iCloud Lock. You will be required to to enter your Apple ID and/or Password when you set your device up if you have iCloud Lock on.

  • Press and hold the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake buttons on your device.

  • Your screen should turn black, keep holding down the two buttons once it does.

  • The Recovery Mode Process is different than that of previous models of the iPhone due to the lack of a Physical Home Button.

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After a few seconds the Apple Logo will appear, continue to hold down the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake Buttons until the screen turns black again.
  • After a few seconds the Apple Logo will appear, continue to hold down the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake Buttons until the screen turns black again.

  • If you let go of either button during this process the phone will boot into iOS and you will have to start again from Step 1.

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  • After a few more seconds the Connect to iTunes screen will appear. Once it does, release the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake Buttons to avoid Force Restarting the device by accident.

  • On your Mac or PC, open up iTunes and you will be prompted with an error message stating that “There is a problem with the iPhone that requires it to be updated or restored.”

  • Note that restoring your iPhone will Permanently Delete all your data including Apps, Music, Pictures, Videos, and Contacts. Make sure you backup your device before restoring it.

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  • This Step is Optional if you decide not to Update or Restore your Device.

  • To boot back into iOS, Press and Hold the Volume Down and Sleep/Wake Buttons until the screen turns black.

  • Once you see the Apple Logo, release both buttons and your iPhone will boot into iOS.

  • At this point you may Sync your iPhone with iTunes or disconnect the Lightning to USB cable and continue with your day.

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Tecwizard

Member since: 09/24/2017

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Have been locked out of my Apple ID

hillibilly8 - Reply

Unfortunately Recovering your device will not remove iCloud Lock so you will need to recover your Apple ID through Apple

Tecwizard -

Hi, i forgot the apple id how to fix it?i want to make a new one how to do it thanks

Jumar - Reply

I have same problem i forgot the apple id how to fix it?i want to make a new one how to do it thanks

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