Complete Guide of iOS System Recovery

Your iPhone or iPad starts to malfunction, such as white Apple logo, Recovery/DFU mode, black/white screen of death? Don’t fret. You can try FoneGeek iOS System Recovery to easily fix any kinds of iOS system issues and get your iPhone/iPad back to normal. The iOS Repair tool comes with 3 modes to ensure highest success rate.

Part 1: Fix Common iOS Issues with Standard Mode

Step 1: Run FoneGeek iOS System Recovery

Download, install and launch FoneGeek iOS System Recovery on your computer, then choose “Repair” from the home page.


Step 2: Choose Standard Mode

If you don’t want to lose your device data, choose the option “Standard Mode” and connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer using USB cable.


Step 3: Download the iOS Firmware

If your device can be detected, the program will show the device model and provide you all available iOS system versions. Select the version you prefer and click on “Start” to download the firmware package.


If your device cannot be detected, you can click on the link “Device is connected but not recognized”. The program will inform you to boot the device into Recovery mode or DFU mode to get detected and proceed to next step.

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Follow the on-screen instructions to boot your device into DFU mode:


Step 4: Start to Fix iOS System Issue

Wait for the program to complete the download and verify the downloaded iOS firmware. After that, click on “Fix Now” to start fixing your iOS device to get it back to normal state.


Part 2: Fix Serious iOS Issues with Advanced Mode

Step 1: Choose Advanced Mode

If you cannot fix your iOS device to normal in the Standard mode, you can choose the option “Advanced Mode” to fix the iOS issues. Ensure that your iPhone or iPad is still connected to the computer.


Step 2: Download the iOS Firmware

Wait for the program to detect the device the same way as in the Standard mode, then select an iOS firmware and click “Start” to download the firmware.


Step 3: Start to Fix iOS System Issue

Once the iOS firmware is downloaded and verified, click on “Fix Now”. The program will run an -in-depth repairing process on your iPhone/iPad and get it fixed.


In a few minutes, your iOS device will be repaired successfully. Wait for the iPhone or iPad to start up and works normally again.


Part 3: Free Way to Exit Recovery Mode in One Click

Step 1: Choose Exit Recovery Mode

If your iPhone or iPad is unknowingly stuck on the Recovery mode, you can choose the free option “Exit Recovery Mode” in the bottom-right to get out of it.


Step 2: Get Out of Recovery Mode

Click on “Exit Recovery Mode”, your iPhone will restart and get out of Recovery mode. If your iPhone won’t restart or it is stuck in DFU mode, try the Standard or Advanced mode to fix the device.



  1. The Standard mode fixes most common iOS issues without data loss. The Advanced mode fix more serious iOS problems but erases the device data.

  2. Don’t use or disconnect your device during the repairing process, or it may be bricked.

  3. After repairing, your iPhone or iPad will be upgraded to the latest iOS version.

  4. If your iPhone/iPad has been jailbroken, it will be updated to non-jailroken version.

  5. If you have ever unlocked your device, it will be re-locked. You can try FoneGeek iPhone Password Unlocker to bypass the lock screen.