This post is brought to you by Tenorshare, maker of ReiBoot and iPhone Care Pro.
Too many of us know the sense of powerlessness that comes with staring at a red Apple logo on an iPhone screen for minutes on end, or seeing the device stuck in an endless restart loop. When the time comes to restore a corrupted or compromised iPhone, the simplicity of an iOS device can turn into an imposing, tangled mess as you use iTunes to wake it up from its digital coma.
Tenorshare ReiBoot for Mac is a free alternative to iTunes that makes it dead-easy to bring your iDevice back to life. With ReiBoot, it’s a one-click affair to bring your iOS device into and out of recovery mode — the lifeboat function that prompts you to restore your device’s original settings if the operating system becomes corrupted — or DFU mode (a more advanced restore mode that can update the phone’s firmware).
It really couldn’t be simpler. Stuck on an iTunes logo or frozen in an app? Unable to boot?Maybe the power button itself has stopped responding? Or perhaps your iPhone has taken to buzzing incessantly.
Just plug it into ReiBoot. Or, if you think there’s a problem and want to prompt the phone to enter recovery/DFU mode yourself, do the exact same thing.
The simplest menu you’ve ever used will greet you, and you’ll be well on your way to recovering your iPhone, iPad or iPod (ReiBoot works equally well with all of them). With ReiBoot, even if your device is locked, you can give it the digital equivalent of a Vulcan neck pinch, then wake it back up fully refreshed. And since ReiBoot is read-only, there’s no risk of your device waking up with a virus.
That’s a hugely useful tool, especially considering that — did we mention this? — it’s free. But for even more functionality, Tenorshare offers iPhone Care Pro. It includes all the above restoration and recovery options, plus a range of other features that give iTunes a run for its money. Those include backing up and restoring iOS data, blocking ads on your device, cleaning up and accelerating performance, and managing data with comprehensive tools. If you like what you get for free with ReiBoot, you’ll be excited to see what $30 gets you with iPhone Care Pro.