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Recovery mode is a useful way to help you restore your iPhone or Android phone like Samsung, HTC, LG, etc. Also, it comes to remove hard disk on your computer like Windows, Mac, etc. Exactly, recovery mode is a good way to deal with your device. So, how to boot your phone or computer into recovery mode? Keep reading to find the answer in the following description.

Recovery Mode Boot

Part 1. How to boot Mac into recovery mode

Recovery mode in Mac will help you restore from Time Machine, reinstall Mac, repair or erase a hard disk, and more.

Boot Mac into recovery mode from standard recovery

1 Go to "Restart" in the Apple menu, or power on your Mac.

2 Hold down the Command (⌘) – R combination immediately once you hear the startup chime. Hold on the keys until the Apple logo appears.

Wait minutes, and you will see the OS X Utilities window will appear. Then you are able to restore, or reinstall Mac freely.

Recover Mode on Mac

Boot Mac into recovery mode from Internet recovery

If the above steps using standard mode to put your Mac into recovery mode do not work, then you could try the Internet mode on Mac to start up your Mac directly from Apple's servers.

1 Restart or power in your Mac, and hold down Command (⌘) – Option (⌥) – R on hearing the startup chime.

2 Release the keys after the animated globe appears on the screen. Then the interface will appear the words, "Starting Internet Recovery. This may take a while." And you will be asked to connect to a wireless network to connect Apple's server to download a recovery system. After the successful download, Internet recovery will start up your Mac.

Internet Mode on Mac

You may be interested in: How to boot Mac in Safe mode

Part 2. How to boot Android phone/tablet into recovery mode

Recovery mode on Android phone/tablet will drag your non-responsive phone to be normal, help you handle the malware, and even do you a favor to do a factory reset, clear cache, and run system updates.

Getting Android phone into recovery mode, you just need to press the buttons on the device.


Booting into Android phone into recovery mode may get errors for your incorrect operation. So for avoiding any data loss on Android phone, you had better backup Android data firstly.

For Samsung devices (Galaxy S8/S7/S6/S5, or others):

Hold down the "Power" key > "Power off" to turn off phone > Press and hold "Power", "Volume+" and "Home" buttons at the same time until you see the Samsung logo > Use "Volume" keys to select recovery mode, and "Power" key to make confirmation.

Recover Mode on Samsung

For LG phone:

Power off LG phone > Press and hold on the "Power" key and "Volume-" button simultaneously > Release the keys when the LG logo appears > Press the "Power" and "Volume-" button again until the Hard Reset menu displays > Press "Volume" keys to "Power" button to select and confirm hard reset. Now, your LG is going into the recovery mode.

Recover Mode on LG

For HTC phone:

Go to "Settings" > "Battery" on your HTC phone and uncheck the option that says "FASTBOOT" > Power off the phone > Press and hold "Volume-" the "Power" key > Release the keys until you see the new menu > Select "Bootloader Mode" using Volume down button and confirm "Recovery" option with Power button. Now, you can get into recovery mode.

Recover Mode on HTC

For Google Nexus:

Switch off your phone > Press and hold the "Volume- and "Power key buttons, until you see the word "Start" at the top of the screen > Highlight "Recovery" by pressing the "Volume-" button twice. Press the "Power" button to start Recovery mode and the white Google logo will pop > Still press and hold the "Power" key and the "Volume+" key for around three seconds, and then let go of the "Volume+" key, but keep pressing "Power" > Use the "Volume" keys to highlight the options and the "Power" key to select the one you want.

Recover Mode on Google Nexus

Part 3. How to get into recovery mode on Windows computer

Recovery mode, also named as safe mode on Windows computer, which helps you to move all floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs from your computer, and then restart your computer.

Boot Windows Vista/7/8 into recovery mode

1 Restart the computer, press "F8" key after the start-up message appears and before Windows starts.

2 Choose "Repair Your Computer" > "Next" > Choose your username and type the password > Click "OK" and a widow will appear, which lists several repair and recovery options and tools > Select the option command prompt and close its window > Choose the option "Restart from the System Recovery" Options window.

Recover Mode Windows 7

Put Windows 10 into recovery mode

1 On Windows computer, press "Windows + R" keys on your keyboard. Then, write "msconfig" in the Open text field, and press "Enter" or OK.


2 Click "Boot" tab > Select the "Safe boot" option > "OK". Then you will need to reboot your computer by clicking "Restart".

Safe boot

After your computer restarts, it goes into safe mode directly.

If your files are lost when you put iPhone into recovery mode, you should turn to Data Recovery for help to get the hard drive recovery.

Data Recovery

Part 4. How to enter iPhone into recovery mode

If you want to install an iOS update, but your iPhone gets stuck in a continuous restart loop, or you want to restore your iPad from an iTunes backup or iCloud backup, then you should make your iPhone or iPad into recovery mode, which is different from DFU mode on iPhone. (Check this page to see iPhone DFU mode.)

1 Hold down the "Sleep/Wake" button until the slider appears and then swipe the slider to turn off your iPhone or iPad.

2 Connect your iPhone to computer. Hold down the "Sleep/Wake" and "Home" buttons meanwhile for at least 10 seconds. If you see the Apple logo, keep holding.

3 When you see the "Connect to iTunes" screen appears, release the buttons, and now your iPhone is in recovery mode.

iPhone Recover Mode

After that, a window will pop up in iTunes, and gives you the option to "Update" or "Restore" your iPhone. "Update" will update your iPhone system without erasing any data, while "Restore" will wipe out your data on iPhone or iPad.

Easy, right? If you want to exit recovery mode for your iPhone, please jump to: How to exit safe mode on iPhone.

Conclusion: This post focuses on booting computer and smart phone to recovery mode to help you remove the trouble that you cannot deal with daily. You could boot your iPhone or computer to recovery mode by yourself.

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July 03, 2018 18:10 / Updated by to Fix iOS Problems

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