How to Enter Recovery Mode with Broken Home Button iPhone

iPhone is known as the first smartphone that has minimalist hardware button. Right from the start, there were 4 hardware buttons, and that didn’t change until now.


Every refreshment, especially in the terms of design is always a good idea. When we use our devices, we develop certain habits, and new design will make us change such habits, which is the case with minimalist button as well. This not only influence the way we use the iPhone, minimalist button has the influence on troubleshooting as well. It is often used for Recovery Mode.

To put your device into Recovery Mode, follow these steps:

Turn off your iPhone, then hold down the home button and plug it into your computer. Keep holding the home button until you see this pic for iOS 7 or later.


Of course this thing cannot be done if home button of iPhone / iPad is not working.

How to enter Recovery Mode with broken home button on iPhone or iPad? There are several options, but this time, we will use third party application that you can install on Mac/PC named Reiboot.


Download Reiboot application for Mac at this link and for PC at this link, then install on Mac/PC. I will give you example how this application runs on Mac and how the iPhone or iPad can enter to Recovery Mode, you just plug your device then after it is detected by Reiboot click Enter Recovery Mode (1)

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  1. This article helped me a lot to resolve my issue. Being an iPhone user my home key is not working from past 2 months and by iPhone recently gets bricked. So after reading this article i am able resolve my issue. Thanks

  2. If you’re using a Windows PC and your phone won’t go into recovery mode, try plugging it into a charger when you go through the home-button sequence, then when it is in recovery mode, plug the usb cable back into your pc.

  3. If your home button is broken just open your camera from lock screen, enter gallery and connect the phone to PC and that’s all, at least worked for me.

  4. Thank you very much for sharing this app. So proud that I could fix this issue myself after Ipad was laying there for months after password was blocked and home button wasn’t working properly.

  5. Thank you, Lord! My home button broke and my iPhone was locked out. I needed to restore it. Thanks to this app, it worked and brought me to the restore prompt so I can restore it with iTunes.

  6. It didn’t work for me as the iPad mini is stuck in upgrade mode “Press Home Button to Continue Setup” and the home button doesn’t work to do this. So I downloaded the software, but it’s asking for a passcode and to trust the computer, but I don’t get the option to enter recovery mode. Useless piece of software that I will have to remove from my Mac…. 🙁

  7. If you’re locked out of your Apple device, this software will not help you. Once it’s downloaded, it makes you type in your passcode on your device.

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