iPhone 6 Stuck in Zoom Mode – 5 Proven Solutions You Should Know

November 07, 2019Nicole Jones

"My iPhone 6 is now stuck in zoom mode, the 3-finger tap does not work, and the iPhone turns hot. How to fix this problem?" Stuck in zoom mode is one of the most common issues on iPhone XS/X/8/7/6. What should be the reasons for the problem? How to get the iPhone out of zoom mode?

The article shares 4 frequently used methods to fix the problem. Of course, if you still cannot get iPhone XS/X/8/7/6 out of zoom mode, you can also use the Aiseesoft iOS System Recovery to turn the stuck iPhone 6 in zoom mode back to normal with ease.

Fix iPhone 6 Stuck in Zoom Mode

Part 1: 4 Common Methods to Fix iPhone Stuck in Zoom Mode

When you iPhone XS/X/8/7/6 is stuck in zoom mode, you can try some easy methods to fix the problem first. All you need to do is your device, a computer and the latest version of iTunes.

Solution 1: Try 3-finger Gesture

When your iPhone is stuck in zoom mode, double tap the screen with three fingers. Then you will get two results. If it is successful, the iPhone screen will go back to the normal view immediately and exit the zoom mode.

If your iPhone screen still stays in zoom mode, you can try the three-finger again. This method is available to all iPhone models including iPhone 6.

Try 3-finger Gesture

Solution 2: Force Restart Your iPhone

If your iPhone gets stuck in zoom mode, you cannot restart it by the Power button. Alternatively, you can force restart your iPhone XS/XR/S/8/7/6 with the button combination.

For iPhone 6S and earlier: Keep pressing the Home button and the Power button until you see the Apple logo. Now, release the buttons and wait for your iPhone to start as usual.

For iPhone 7: Hold down both Power and Volume Down buttons. Let them go when the Apple logo appears on your screen. Then enter your iPhone with the PIN passcode.

For iPhone X or later: Press and release the Volume Up button quickly, and do the same to the Volume Down button. Next, hold the Power button until the Apple logo shows up on your screen.

Note: This way will not remove your data and settings on your iPhone

Force Restart

Solution 3: Turn off Zoom with iTunes

Just turn off the Zoom mode on your iPhone is another simple method to get rid of the problem. But if your iPhone gets stuck in zoom mode, which you cannot use the "Settings", you can do it with iTunes as below.

Step 1.
Connect your iPhone to your computer with a USB cable. After that, you can launch iTunes on your computer.
Step 2.
After your device is detected, click the Device icon in the upper left corner. Go to the "Options" section in the "Summary" tab, and then click the "Configure Accessibility" option.
Step 3.
Select the Neither option on the Accessibility pop-up and click "OK" to confirm it. Then disconnect your iPhone and check if you have already fixed the iPhone stuck in zoom mode.
Turn off Zoom

Solution 4: Factory Reset iPhone by iTunes

Factory reset iPhone is an effective way to fix various issues on iPhone 6, including iPhone stucks in zoom mode. If your iPhone were not working now, you can also factory-reset iPhone via iTunes.

Step 1.
Connect your iPhone XS/X/8/7/6 to the computer with a USB cable and open the latest version of iTunes.
Step 2.
Once your iPhone is recognized, click the "Device" icon at the top left side, and go to the "Summary" tab from the left sidebar.
Step 3.
Click the "Restore iPhone" button, and then choose the "Restore" option when prompted.
Step 4.
After your device restores to factory status, it will restart. Now, you can set it up as a new device.

Note: This solution will delete all your data and personal settings on your iPhone, so you'd better make a backup beforehand.

Factory Reset

Part 2: Ultimate Method to Fix iPhone XS/X/8/7/6 Stuck in Zoom Mode

When you are not able to fix the iPhone XS/X/8/7/6 stuck in zoom mode, or have not backed up the original data on the iPhone, Aiseesoft iOS System Recovery is an easy and efficient method to fix the iPhone stuck problems and get your iPhone back to normal. Moreover, you can preserve the original data within your iPhone.

iOS System Recovery


iOS System Recovery

  • Fix iPhone stuck in zoom mode, headphone mode and more.
  • Protect your data and settings on your iPhone while fixing.
  • Troubleshooting in DFU mode or Recovery mode.
  • Available to all iPhone types running iOS 16/15/14/13/12/11 or earlier.

How to Fix iPhone XS/X/8/7/6 Stuck in Zoom Mode

Step 1.
Launch the System Recovery
Once you have installed Aiseesoft iPhone System Recovery, you can plug your iPhone into the computer with a USB cable. Go to "More tools" > "iPhone System Recovery" and it will detect your iPhone immediately.
Step 2.
Fix iPhone stuck in zoom mode
Click the "Start" button to start analyzing the software issues on your iPhone. You need to put your iPhone XS/X/8/7/6 into the Recovery or DFU mode following the onscreen instructions.
Step 3.
Download repairs for iPhone
Select the right iPhone model and other information. Click the "Repair" button and choose the iOS system. Then click the "Download" button to download the firmware to fix iPhone stuck in zoom mode.
Step 4.
Check your iPhone status
When it completes, quit the software and restart your iPhone. Now, your device should work normally. You can get everything on your iPhone without a restoration with the method.


This article posts 5 methods about how to fix iPhone 6 that gets stuck in zoom mode. You can use the common methods without extra software. But if these methods were not working for your iPhone, Aiseesoft iOS System Recovery is the one-stop solution you can take into consideration.

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