Code shows that Apple is planning to provide “OS Recovery” feature for iOS devices
If the iPhone fails and cannot be started normally, you can connect the PC with a data cable and then restore it through software or completely reinstall the iOS system.
This work was actually relatively easy. Many users have their own computers, but now more and more users only have mobile phones and no longer buy personal computers.
Devices such as the Apple Watch and HomePod have no external interface at all, and if they fail, users can only send them to Apple retail stores for repair.
So for Apple, find a more reliable way to help users solve the problem, which is the system recovery function that Apple is currently developing.
9to5mac found a new feature called “OS Recovery” in the iOS 13.4 Beta 3 beta. This feature is temporarily at the code level and therefore cannot be used normally.
After analysis, 9to5mac believe that this function is based on the network to directly restore or reinstall the system, and does not require users to use a data cable to connect a computer.
Its working principle is almost the same as macOS Internet Recovery. This network-based download image reinstallation function has been used on macOS for many years.
Of course, the reinstallation recovery function in the iOS system is still in the development stage, so it is not clear when Apple will officially launch this function for all users.
And if there is a problem in the subsequent development or there are other aspects of the situation, Apple may also remove this feature.