The Apple Vision Pro mixed reality headset has a firmware recovery process similar to what the manufacturer has implemented for the Apple Watch and Apple TV. If the gadget’s firmware fails, for example, during a software update, it can be restored using the iPhone, 9to5Mac shared.
When Vision Pro enters recovery mode, users will see an alert on their iPhone with instructions on how to restore the headset's VisionOS operating system. As part of this process, all data will disappear from the device and the firmware will be restored, which may take several minutes.
This recovery method is relevant because Vision Pro does not have a USB-C connector. Using the port, it would be possible to restore the firmware via a computer, as is the case with the Apple Watch and Apple TV.
Apple first implemented this option on the Apple Watch with the release of watchOS 8.5 and iOS 15.4. For Apple TV, a similar firmware recovery method appeared with the release of tvOS 17 and iOS 17.
According to 9to5Mac, the procedure does not guarantee successful firmware recovery. However, the method will save many users from having to return their device to Apple retail outlets due to software-related problems.
The release of Vision Pro will take place on February 2. At the first stage, the gadget will be available only in the USA.