iPhone 13 Stuck in Recovery Mode? Here’s What to Do

  1. Published on Apr 8, 2022
  2. Updated on Apr 8, 2022
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There are many troubleshooting tips to resolve different kinds of issues on your iPhone 13. If it’s a complex software problem, it is recommended to go into Recovery Mode.

But what happens when your iPhone 13 is stuck in Recovery Mode? What can you do to fix this?

What is Recovery Mode

Before we get into the tips on how to resolve this issue, let’s first define what Recovery Mode is and why this issue happens to some users.

When you have a problem with your iPhone, it is recommended to run Recovery Mode to connect your iPhone to a computer and let iTunes diagnose the problem.

Some say this is similar to doing a factory reset in which all of your stored data will be deleted. So before deciding to enter Recovery Mode, make sure to backup your data first.

If you are experiencing any of the issues below, consider doing a Recovery Mode:

  1. iPhone stuck in a restart loop
  2. iTunes failed to register the device
  3. Apple logo is stuck on your screen
  4. iPhone is completely unresponsive

Why Your iPhone 13 is Stuck in Recovery Mode

There are a few possible reasons why your iPhone 13 is stuck in Recovery Mode. It can either be a software or a hardware issue.

For software issues, the most common reasons are a failed or corrupted iOS update, a system malfunction, or a failed attempt at jailbreaking your device.

Whatever the reason is, we will provide you with troubleshooting tips to help resolve this issue. Let’s get started.

How to Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode

Force Restart iPhone 13

Force restarting your iPhone will turn off the power and reboot your device. This method is helpful when your device is completely unresponsive.

To force restart your iPhone 13, follow the steps below:

  1. First, press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  2. Then, press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  3. Next, press and hold the Power or Side button.
  4. Once the Apple logo appears, release your hold on the button.

Force Restart iPhone 13

Exit Recovery Mode on iPhone 13 Using TinyFix

When basic troubleshooting doesn't seem to work, another option is to get help from a reliable third-party app like TinyFix.

This app is known to solve booting problems such as Apple logo loop, update failure, and iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode. The best thing about it? You can recover your iPhone without any data loss.

Here’s how you can exit Recovery Mode using TinyFix:

  1. First, connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. Download the app and install it on your computer.
  3. Once the installation is done, launch the app.
  4. On the homepage, select the option Exit Recovery Mode located on the lower-right part of the screen.
  5. A message will appear on the screen to confirm that your iPhone has been successfully exited from Recovery Mode.

Exit Recovery Mode Using TinyFix

Exit Recovery Mode successfully

Repair System Glitches with TinyFix

Now, if you want to repair your iOS, TinyFix can also do this for you.

Since you have already downloaded and installed TinyFix on your computer, just launch the app again to start repairing your iOS.

Make sure your iPhone is connected to your computer. It is recommended to use an original Apple USB device.

You will also need a stable internet connection and your device needs to have enough power to perform and complete the repair.

Below is your guide to repair your iOS with TinyFix:

  1. From the homepage of TinyFix, click the Start button.
  2. Then, there will be two options to choose from. Select Standard Repair for a quick repair which lets you repair the most common iOS system issues without data loss.
  3. Next, you have to download the Firmware Package. Click the Download button and select the location where you want the file to be placed. This will take a few minutes due to its large file size.
  4. Once the download is finished, click Start and wait for the repairing process to be done.
  5. You will get an on-screen confirmation that says “Standard Repair Complete”. iOS issues on your iPhone should now be resolved.

Standard Repair Mode

Restore Your iPhone Using iTunes/Finder

Another method is by restoring your iPhone on your computer. You have to connect your iPhone to iTunes to do this.

This process will erase all of the content and data stored on your device, so please do a backup before proceeding with the steps below:

  1. First, connect your iPhone to your computer using a USB cable.
  2. If you are using a Mac and it’s running on macOS Catalina or later, open Finder and select the name of your iPhone from the sidebar.
  3. If using an earlier version of macOS or Windows, launch the iTunes app from your computer then click the iPhone icon on the top-left corner.
  4. Now, the restoration process will begin. On the screen, click Restore iPhone. You will be asked to confirm. Just click Restore and Update to begin.
  5. Your computer will now start downloading and installing a new version of iOS. The wait time will depend on how fast your internet speed is.

Restore Your iPhone Using iTunes/Finder

Once the download and installation are completed, your iPhone will restart. To recover your backup, just follow the setup prompts that you will see on the screen.

Schedule a Physical Repair for Your iPhone

If no troubleshooting methods seem to work for you, it’s best to consult a professional. You can contact Apple Support or go to the nearest Apple store so they can diagnose your device and recommend a fix for your problem.

Chances are high that the reason why your iPhone is stuck in Recovery Mode is because of a hardware issue. This can only be fixed by Apple so it is best to bring your device to them.


Advanced technologies don’t necessarily mean they are fool-proof. So it is great to have these handy troubleshooting tips so you know what to do the next time you encounter some issues with your iPhone.

When your iPhone 13 is stuck in Recovery Mode, there are a few DIY troubleshooting methods to resolve the issue. One of them is through an external software like TinyFix that can fix your phone without deleting any of your files.

If all else fails, you can always contact Apple to have your device fixed.

J. Robertson Macaulay D. Young

Mako is a technical freelance writer with a passion for all things tech. Whether you're wondering about how to fix your iPhone or trying to get something to work in your settings, Mako is your go-to for professional help. He loves writing, testing solutions, and most of all, making sure his research is factually accurate.
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