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dr.fone - Repair (iOS): How To

How to Fix iPhone/iPad System Issues without Data Loss?

dr.fone - Repair now enables iOS users to fix various iOS system related issues, such as iPhone white screen of death, stucking on Apple logo, stucking in Recovery Mode, etc. It does not require any technical skills and won't cause any data loss.

Please note that after getting your iOS device to normal via this function, it will be updated to the latest iOS version, jailbroken iOS will become non-jailbroen, unlocked will be re-locked again.

Step 1. Connect your iOS device

Download and install dr.fone on your computer. Launch dr.fone and choose Repair from the main window.

dr.fone home screen

Connect your iPhone/iPad to the computer using a lightening cable. When dr.fone detects your iPhone, click on Start on the program.

fix iOS operating system

Then dr.fone will display the related information of the connected device. Click on Next to continue.

display device information

Step 2. Boot your iOS device in DFU mode

Then dr.fone - Repair will remind you to boot the device in DFU mode. Follow the instruction below to boot iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch in DFU mode.

Boot iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X in DFU mode:

  1. Power off your iPhone.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Down button and the Power button together for 10 seconds.
  3. Release the Power button and keep holding the Volume Down button until the device is in DFU mode.

boot iphone 7 in dfu mode

Boot other devices in DFU mode:

  1. Power off your iPhone.
  2. Press and hold the Power button and the Home button together for 10 seconds.
  3. Release the Power button and keep holding the Home button until the device is in DFU mode.

boot iphone in dfu mode

Step 3. Download proper firmware

Once the device is in DFU mode, dr.fone will display the iOS device and iOS version. Confirm the informaiton is correct and click Download to start downloading the proper firmware to fix the iOS device.

Fix device stuck on Apple logo

Since usually the firmware package is around 2GB, it's normal to take a while to download it successfully. Make sure your Internet connection is stable. If dr.fone fails to download the firmware, you can also click the Copy button below to download the firmware from Apple official website and then click Select the import the downloaded firmware.

Restore iPhone in Recovery Mode

Step 4. Fix iOS to normal

Once the firmware is downloaded, click on Fix Now to start repairing your iOS and to get your iOS device to work normally again.

Recover Data from Broken iPhone

After the repairing process completes, normally your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch will restart into normal mode. If it does not boot normally, you can click on Try Again to try the process again.

Repair iOS system issues