Recovery Mode:

When your iPhone is locked, there is no other option than to put it in recovery mode, and try to Update or Restore it using iTunes, as Apple has changed the steps for Force Rebooting the iPhone X, the steps for to enable recovery mode in this new iPhone are also different.

You should know that, if you Restore your iPhone via iTunes when it is in recovery mode, it will clean your complete device. So, first, simply try updating the software via iTunes.

Here are 5 easy steps to put the iPhone X in the Recovery Mode to restore your device:

Step 1: Update The iTunes.

First of all update iTunes to the latest Version. If iTunes is running on your PC or Mac, close it.

Step 2: Connect iPhone X to Computer.

Now, connect your iPhone X to your PC or Mac using the lightning cable comes with the iPhone X. Then, force Restart the iPhone X.

Step 3: Force Restart Sequence.

To force start your iPhone X, press the ‘Volume Up’ button, then quickly press the ‘Volume Down’ button, then press and hold the ‘Side button’ till the iPhone restarts and you can see the iTunes recovery screen, on the iPhone.

The iPhone is now in recovery mode. You can now open iTunes for further procedure.

Step 4: Update from iTunes

iTunes will now give you a prompt, asking if you want to ‘update’ or ‘restore’. Click on Update, and iTunes will try to update to the latest available software without deleting any data on your device. If the iPhone exits from recovery mode during the download, follow Step 4 to put it back in recovery mode.

Step 5: Set Up iPhone X

After the Update is completed, use iTunes to set up your iPhone X.


Putting the iPhone on the recovery mode is not difficult, you can do it yourself. You don’t have to look for a professional for it.