How to Force Your iPhone 13 to Restart or Enter ‘Recovery Mode’

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Screenshot: Apple/YouTube– Is your iPhone 13 frozen or stuck? Here are a few easy fixes to get it back up and running. Now that you’ve got your hands on an iPhone 13, it’s time to brush up on the basics. We all know that even the most cutting-edge hardware doesn’t always operate flawlessly, so knowing not only how to switch it on and off, but also how to forcibly restart it, enter and leave recovery mode, and even update the firmware on the device if recovery mode doesn’t work is essential.

How do you switch off (and on) your iPhone 13?

This is a simple one. Go to Settings > General, scroll to the bottom, and select Shut Down to turn off your iPhone 13.

Alternatively, hold down the volume and side buttons simultaneously until three sliders show on the screen, then slide over “slide to power off.” Similarly, press and hold the side button until the Apple logo displays when your iPhone 13 is turned off.

How to Restart Your iPhone 13 Using Forced Restart

There’s a fast technique to forcibly restart your iPhone 13 if it’s frozen: Press and release the volume up and down buttons, then press and hold the side button until the screen goes off. The Apple logo will come onscreen a few seconds later, and your iPhone 13 will resume.

How do you go into and out of recovery mode on an iPhone 13?

You may need to use recovery mode to restore your iPhone 13 if it freezes with the Apple logo on-screen (without a progress bar) or if you get a red or blue screen when you turn it on. You may use recovery mode to restore the software on your stuck iPhone by connecting it to a computer.

(This is where we remind you to routinely back up your iPhone.) If recovery mode or other techniques to restore your iPhone don’t work, you may need to contact Apple Support for a replacement—in which case, you’ll want to keep a backup of your lost data.)

Connect your iPhone 13’s charger to a PC or Mac to enter recovery mode. iTunes must be installed on a PC or Mac running macOS Mojave or earlier; on Macs running Catalina or higher versions of macOS, you only need to keep Finder open. When you connect your iPhone 13 to your computer, the phone may ask if you trust it. If asked, tap Trust and input your passcode.

When the iPhone and computer are both connected, press and hold the volume up, volume down, and the side button on your iPhone one at a time until you see a computer and a cable on the screen. A pop-up will appear on your computer, asking if you wish to restore or upgrade your iPhone. The gadget will be updated and restarted once you click Update.

Press and hold the side button until the computer and cable icons vanish from your iPhone’s display to leave recovery mode manually.

What is DFU mode, and how can I turn it on or off on my iPhone 13?

When your iPhone is bricked and recovery mode doesn’t work, maybe due to an erroneous software update, you can utilize Device Firmware Update—or DFU—mode to alter the firmware. Allow Apple to handle the situation if the device is still under warranty or if you have AppleCare. DFU mode is one approach to get things operating again if that isn’t an option.

Connect your iPhone to your computer by following the same methods we used to get it into recovery mode. Then press and hold the volume up and down buttons, as well as the side button, until the screen becomes dark. Hold the side button down while pressing the volume down button for five seconds. Hold the volume button for 10 seconds while releasing the side button. DFU mode should now be enabled on your iPhone.

Your iPhone’s screen will remain black, and you’ll get a message that says: iTunes has identified an iPhone in recovery mode in Finder or iTunes on your computer. This iPhone must be restored before it can be used with iTunes. Restore the iPhone, and it will reset automatically after the process is finished.

If you change your mind, use the same key combination you used to force restart to leave DFU mode.