If you’re upgrading from a device with a Home button, this refresher course can help you learn how to put iPhone 12 into recovery mode.
Step 1: Connect your iPhone to your computer with a Lightning to USB cable. If this is your first time connecting your iPhone to this computer, you’ll need to tap the Trust button that appears on the Trust This Computer dialogue that appears. You’ll then have to enter your passcode on your iPhone to confirm the pairing.
Next, perform the following steps in quick succession:
Step 2: Press Volume up and release.
Step 3: Press Volume down and release.
Step 4: Press and continue holding the Side button until you see the connect to computer dialogue on screen.
If you’re connected to a Mac, you should see a Finder window acknowledging that your iPhone 12 has been placed into recovery mode. From there you have the option to Update or Restore iOS.
How to exit recovery mode on iPhone 12
To exit recovery mode, press and hold the Side button until the connect to computer dialogue disappears. Your iPhone should automatically boot back to the Lock screen