Summary: This post will show you how to put iPhone X into recovery mode step by step. And the method is same for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Besides, this post will also provides you an easy iPhone data recovery solution if you lost important data after putting iPhone X into recovery mode.
If your iPhone gets stuck on Apple logo or shows “connect to iTunes” screen, you need to use recovery mode to restore your iPhone using iTunes. This can fix some severe iOS errors and restore your iPhone with the latest iOS firmware. On iPhone X, Apple’s latest flagship phone that designed without a Home button, you need to follow new steps to put it into recovery mode. By the way, the method is same for iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus as well.
Before we start, make sure you have installed the latest version of iTunes. If iTunes is currently running, close it.
Step 1. Connect your iPhone to computer via USB cable and launch iTunes.
Step 2. Force restart your iPhone X. To make it, press and quickly release the Volume Up button, then press and quickly release the Volume Down button, finally, press and hold the Side button until you see the connect to iTunes screen.
Step 3. iTunes will pop up a window to ask if you want to update or restore your iPhone. Firstly you can click Update button to update your iPhone with the latest iOS version without erasing any data.
Step 4. If update process fails, put iPhone X into recovery mode again and then restore your iPhone with iTunes.
When your iPhone gets bricked, you have no other choice than putting your iPhone into recovery mode and restoring it with iTunes. And after your restore you iPhone from iTunes backup, you may lose some iPhone data that is not included in the backup. If the lost data are critical, you can follow the tutorial below to get back lost data from iPhone.
To recover lost data and files from your iPhone, you need to use iOS Data Recovery, an effective tool that allows you to retrieve deleted or lost photos, contacts, messages and more from your device directly. It is compatible with the latest iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus as well as earlier iPhone models. Here are steps to recover lost data from iPhone after restoring in recovery mode.
Step 1. Download and install iOS Data Recovery on your Mac or PC.
Step 2. Launch the program and plug in iPhone.
Step 3. From the main screen, choose Recover from iOS Device.
Step 4. Select the type of data you want to recover and click OK.
Step 5. Select the items you want to recover to preview, then click To Device button to recover selected items to your iPhone.