Several reasons lead your iPhone stuck on recovery mode, such as failed iOS update, unsuccessful jailbreak, or unfinished iOS restore. All the mentioned factors are related to software. Though if your iPhone has hardware damage, it can also be stuck on recovery mode. As I said, there could be any aspect causing this trouble.
Fortunately, there is a way to fix your iPhone stuck to connect to Finder/iTunes screen, which is recommended below. The highlighted solutions will only work if your iPhone is stuck on recovery mode due to software failures, it will not work if your device is damaged, but still, you can try your luck.
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Troubleshooting guide fix iPhone that gets stuck on Recovery Mode after the Update
Solution 1: Force Reboot Your iPhone
To fix a frozen iPhone, force restart is very helpful because it gets rid of the bugs and minor issues that are preventing your iPhone from working correctly. Don’t feel uneasy while force restarting the iPhone. It won’t affect the internal data of your iPhone.
Step #1: Press and Quickly release the Volume Up button.
Step #2: Press and Quickly release the Volume Down button.
Step #3: Hold down the Sleep/Lock button until you see the Apple logo on the screen.
Once the device successfully restarts, then you have to restore the iPhone using iTunes. So it will fix iPhone stuck on recovery mode. Before restoring your iPhone, you must close all the applications in your computer and disconnect the external devices you don’t need from your PC.
Step #1: Connect the iPhone to the Mac/PC using a lightning cable.
Step #2: Launch “Finder/iTunes”.
Step #3: Let Finder/iTunes recognize your iPhone.
Step #4: Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
Step #5: Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
Step #6: Next, you have to hold down the Power/Sleep button and do not leave until you see Connect to iTunes screen in iPhone. Besides, don’t release the button when you see the Apple logo at that time.
Step #7: Now, as you see Connect to iTunes screen, that you will also find an option to Restore or Update the iPhone on your Mac/PC.
Step #8: Select “Restore”.
After choosing, you must follow the on-screen instructions and complete the process successfully. Still, this solution is not helping you out, then Try to Restore your iPhone in DFU Mode.
Solution 2: Restore iPhone in DFU mode
If the first solution failed to fix iPhone stuck on recovery mode, then by this troubleshooting, we will try to restore the iPhone. DFU mode means recovering the iPhone from the depth, so when you put iPhone in DFU mode, your device can now communicate with iTunes on your PC. A DFU restore is the last option to fix your iPhone frozen on connecting to Finder screen. When you perform DFU restore, it will erase all the data stored on your iPhone and the device will be like a clean slate. On the positive side, your iPhone will perform well after restoring it. So wish you good luck.
Step #1: Connect the iPhone to the computer and launch iTunes.
Step #2: Press and release the Volume Up button.
Step #3: Press and release the Volume Down button.
Step #4: Press and hold the Power button.
Step #5: As soon as you see the black screen on your iPhone, hold the Volume Down button and also the Side button.
Step #6: Next, after 5 seconds, release the Side button but keep holding the Volume Down button until you see Connect to iTunes screen on iPhone.
Step #7: When you see Connect to iTunes screen release the Volume Down button.
Step #8: Lastly, you have to follow the on-screen iTunes command to restore the iPhone in DFU mode.
Click on the Option Key + Restore button in iTunes to browse downloaded IPSW file on your Mac or PC.
Solution 3: Contact Apple Support
Even if the DFU restore cannot fix your iPhone stuck on recovery mode, then there are chances that your iPhone is facing some hardware issues.
However, in this case, you have to visit the Apple Service Centre. Alternatively, you can make an appointment with them to save your precious time.
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