Manually putting iPhone into recovery mode can be helpful to solve some severe software issues with your iPhone. But your iPhone may also go into recovery mode by itself sometimes and you’ll only see the “Connect to iTunes” screen. This mainly happens during iOS upgrade. What to do if your iPhone stuck in while updating to iOS 10.3 or iOS 10.3.1? The simplest way is to force restart your iPhone with following steps:
- On an iPhone 7 or iPhone 7 Plus: Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Volume Down buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
- On an iPhone 6s and earlier: Press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo.
If this doesn’t work, you can try to get your iPhone out of recovery mode by updating iPhone with iTunes. By this way, iTunes will try to reinstall iOS 10.3.1/iOS 10.3 without erasing your data. Now, keep reading on this article to get detailed steps to get iPhone out of recovery mode with iTunes.
3 Steps to Get iPhone Out of Recovery Mode During iOS 10.3.1/iOS 10.3 Update
- Install the latest version of iTunes (iTunes 12.6) software on your computer. If you have already installed iTunes, click iTunes from the Menu bar and choose Check for Updates to download and install iTunes software updates.
- Connect your iPhone to computer and run iTunes.
- When you say a message saying: “There is a problem with the iPhone [device name] that requires it to be updated or restored”, click on Update to continue. After successfully Updating your iPhone, follow the onscreen steps to set up your iPhone.
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