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How to Get an iPhone Out of Disabled Mode

Updated July 20, 2017

Your iPhone relies on its operating system and software to control the numerous features of the smartphone. If the disabled or "Recovery" mode of your iPhone suddenly appears on the screen, use iTunes to restore it to its normal operating condition. Getting your iPhone out of recovery mode will not harm the personal files or data saved to the phone's hard drive.

Plug one side of the iPhone cable into an open USB port on your computer.

Insert the other end into the port on the bottom of the iPhone. iTunes will automatically appear once the phone is recognised.

Click "OK" in the message that appears to get the iPhone out of the disabled mode.

Things You'll Need

  • iPhone USB cable
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Jason Taetsch graduated from The College of New Jersey with a degree in English. Taetsch co-founded the on-campus literary magazine, "Paperclips." In 2006 he began writing professionally. He wrote news articles and independently authored op-ed columns for the on-campus newspaper, "The Signal" and had articles published in "Garden State Surf Magazine."