This post is brought to you by Tenorshare, maker of ReiBoot.
When your iOS device fails to start up, you’ve got choices. You could sit around weeping like a little baby. Or you could schlep it to the nearest Genius Bar. Or you could make the smart move: You could try to fix it yourself with free iOS recovery software like ReiBoot.
It’s a tool you hope you’ll never have to use, of course. But eventually, you’re likely to find yourself staring at an Apple logo.
ReiBoot offers a simple way to revive an unconscious iPhone or enter recovery mode. It works for iPhone (including iPhone 6 and 7), on iPad and iPod touch. The latest version even supports iOS 11, which is currently still in beta, and works with previous versions back to iOS 6.
ReiBoot eases an irritating situation
iOS crashes are a headache no matter what. So when you run into problems, ReiBoot’s straightforward, streamlined interface feels like a merciful touch. If your device gets stuck in recovery or DFU mode during an update, hung up on a loading screen, or caught in an endless restart loop, this Mac app will fix it. ReiBoot also works wonders on iPhones that are suffering from a stuck lock slider, frozen in headphone mode, or inexplicably invisible to iTunes.
ReiBoot offers straightforward fixes (just the kind we like). The software also takes up a small footprint on your hard drive, installing and working nice and quick with a single click. It would be nice if the software offered a bit more guidance in case of any questions or hiccups during the recovery process, but it’s unlikely you’ll need that kind of helping hand.
Easy iOS recovery for free
Maybe the biggest plus is ReiBoot’s zero-dollar price tag for the entry-level version, which fixes many serious iPhone, iPad or iPod problems.
Forking over a few bucks for the Pro version of ReiBoot gets you a wider set of iOS fixes related to upgrades, software crashes, overheating and a bunch of common iTunes errors. The upgraded version also includes tools to clean up and speed up iOS, block ads and share, manage, back up and restore iOS data without iTunes.
Even without the upgrade, there’s nothing to lose by giving ReiBoot a try if your iDevice is on the rocks. You can get the latest version of ReiBoot for Mac here. (There’s also a Windows version of ReiBoot.)