Restoring or updating your iPhone 6 should be a simple process. However, occasionally things do go wrong and iTunes will display error code 1015. This means that your iPhone 6 is stuck in recovery mode meaning you can’t do anything with it and the screen will show “Connect to iTunes “.
Image : iOS 8 Recovery Mode iPhone 6
The best way to get out of this situation is to use a well-known tool called TinyUmbrella.
- First of all download TinyUmbrella
- Now, making sure your device is connected to your computer, launch TinyUmbrella
- It will automatically detect that your iPhone 5 is stuck in recovery mode
- Select the Exit Recovery button and it should throw your iPhone 5 out of recovery.
- Alternatively, you can right-click on your iPhone 5 name from a list at the side of TinyUmbrella and select Kick out of recovery.
This will take your iPhone 5 out of recovery and back to you home screen where you should find it has been successfully updated or restored.
UPDATE – 13/03/2015
Apple has recently released iOS 8.3 beta 3, firstly to developers and second as a public beta. This means that anyone can join the program for free to test out the beta – full details here. You may still come across the above error, especially if you try to install the update without being a registered developer or going through the program; there is another method you can use to get out of it:
Install the latest version of iTunes and Restart your computer :
- Connect your iOS device to your computer and open iTunes
- You will see a message saying that iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery
- If you are using a Windows PC, hold the SHIFT button down, for Mac users, it is the OPTION key
- At the same time, click on RESTORE in iTunes
- Locate the beta IPSW you would have downloaded and click on it
- iTunes will restore your device to that beta
*If you went through the beta program you will not have this IPSW so you will need to simply restore your device to iOS 8.2 and then go back to the beta program and try again
If you are not a developer and you have not joined the public beta program, you can take up our special UDID promotion which will give you a full year of access to all iOS beta software, starting from just $10.