How to Put Your iPhone or iPod Into Recovery Mode

by Michael on June 12, 2010 · 3 comments

If you ever mess up your iPhone or iPod to the point that you need to restore it and start from scratch, you’ll need to put it into “Recovery Mode.” Start by powering it down — simply hold the home button for 5 seconds and move the slider to the right.

After your device shuts down, press and hold the home button and plug your iPhone (iPod) into your computer using the USB cable. That’s it. iTunes should recognize that your device is in recovery mode and prompt you to restore it from your backup.

This is particularly useful if you jailbreak your iPhone and things go wrong.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Bobbie Grover October 31, 2011 at 4:24 am

i cannot get my phone to shut off to put it in recovery mode.


Arnold January 15, 2012 at 12:28 pm

cannot turn on my iPhone 4.


Dony March 24, 2012 at 5:03 am

My iPhone 4 Can not turn on.. What i must to do


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