Fixed: iPad Stuck In Recovery Mode [iPad Update Issue]

How To Fix iPad Stuck At Recovery Mode

Learn 4 Effective Solutions To Fix iPad Stuck At Recovery Mode Or iPad Stuck In Recovery Mode And Won’t Restore!

Most of the time when we are updating our iPad to new iOS operating system, one common problem that we face is our iPad stuck in recovery mode.

If you are thinking that it happens only during recovery time, then you should know that it can also happen while trying to reset our iPad password or during factory reset.

If you are going through this issue then you don’t have to worry. Read this blog carefully and follow below-mentioned solutions as it will help you to fix iPad stuck in recovery mode or exit iPad out of recovery mode.

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*Trial version only show how it works and not fix iOS to Normal.

*Trial version only show how it works and not fix iOS to Normal.

iPad users generally do not face any problem with their device. But, when iPad user encounter any issue, they fell trouble and search the solution in the whole web.

One common issue that most users face is iPad stuck in recovery mode and iPad stuck in recovery mode and won’t restore. Most iPad users are going through this issue and find their device unresponsive.

For example, let us see a real-user practical scenario!

Practical Scenario: A User iPad Got Stuck In Recovery Mode After Update

I tried to update my iPad and now it’s stuck in recovery mode. What should I do?

i tried to update my ipad and now its stuck in recovery mode. i even tried to update it through itunes but it keeps giving me an error. i really don’t want to restore and lose all my content. i took it to the apple store and they told me once a device is in recovery mode, your data is already lost. is this true? and if not, does anyone know a way for me to reverse it or get me out of recovery mode? i’ve tried tinyumbrella and it doesn’t have the option to kick your device out of recovery mode anymore.

Source: iMore Forums

Just like above example, there are many users who is going through this type of issue when they upgrade their iPad to new version. At the time, for an update user enter DFU mode and get stuck their iPad there.  And at last get stuck in restore mode (recovery mode).

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So, let us learn some effective solutions to fix iPad stuck in recovery mode.

Note: Below all solutions implies for all iPad such as iPad mini, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPad mini 3, iPad 2, iPad with Retina Display, iPad 3rd generation, iPad 4th generation, etc.

Solution 1: Force Restart Your iPad Stuck In Restore Mode

You can force restart your iPhone as it is an effective solution to solve iPad stuck at recovery mode issue. Here you will learn the steps to force reboot your device to fix iPad stuck issue.

You can see two buttons that is “Power” button & “Home” button, which need to be pressed down till your iPad show the Apple Logo or bypasses “Slide to Power Off” screen. Now release the buttons and allow it to reboot your device.

Force Restart iPad

That’s It!

Also Read: [Fixed]: iPhone XS (Max), XR, X Stuck In Recovery Mode

Solution 2: Restore Your iPad With iTunes To Fix Stuck In Recovery Mode [Data Loss]

If you are facing iPad stuck in recovery mode issue, then with the help of iTunes you can fix iPad stuck in recovery mode problem. But one thing you have to remember that if you restore your iPad with iTunes then it will erase all your data from your device.

So, before using this solution you must keep backup of your iPad data in some safe place so that you can restore it later from the backup.

Follow the bellow step to restore your iPad stuck in recovery mode with iTunes:

Step 1: Open latest version of iTunes on your PC/Mac. Now, connect your iPad to computer with the help of USB cable.

Step 2: After connecting your iPad to computer, iTunes will automatically detect it.

Step 3: As iTunes detect your iPad , it will notify you that your iPad is in recovery mode and now you need to restore it. Click ‘OK‘ and then restore your iPad.

Solve iPad Stuck In Recovery Mode With iTunes

Step 4: Select the option of “Restore iPad”. This option will restore your iPad and erase all your iPad data in it. When your device is restarted you will find it free from any issue without any data on your iPad.

Restore iPad via iTunes

Also Read: [Solved]: iPhone XS (Max)/XR/X/8 Stuck On FaceTime Ending

Solution 3: Fix iPad Stuck In Recovery Mode Without iTunes

You cannot only solve this issue by using computer or iTunes to get iPad out of recovery mode, you can also use iPad embedded button to get out this troubling issue.

Just follow the below steps:

Step 1: First press and hold both the “Power” and “Home” button on iPad for few seconds and release it until your iPad screen is off.

Step 2: Again hold “Home” & “Power” button till you get the Apple logo on your iPad, after that release the buttons when your iPad screen turns off.

Step 3: Then again press and hold “Home” and “Power” button for 20 second and after that release “Power” button but keep holding the “Home” button.

Step 4: After 20 second, release the “Home” button and now your iPad will load normally.

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Solution 4: Best Solution To Fix iPad Stuck At Recovery Mode With The Help Of iOS Repair Software [No Data Loss]

If you find the above solutions time taking and confusing or if didn’t solve your problem, then it is highly recommended that you must try iOS Repair Software to fix iPad stuck in recovery mode or  iPad stuck in recovery mode and won’t restore.

The best advantage of this iOS Repair Tool is that it does not erase any data from your iPad. It fixes the iOS problem without any error which iTunes can’t fix.

This iOS System Repair tool not only work to fix iPad stuck recovery mode issue but also fixes iPad stuck in black screen/white screen, Apple logo, boot loop issue and so on.

This iOS Repair software is available for both “Window” and “Mac” computer.

*Trial version only show how it works and not fix iOS to Normal.

*Trial version only show how it works and not fix iOS to Normal.

Below follow the below step by step tutorial to fix iPad stuck in recovery mode by using iOS Repair Software.

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Steps To Fix iPad Stuck In Recovery Mode

Note: Fixing/Repairing iOS to normal by using iOS System Repair, your iOS device will get updated to latest iOS version. If your device is jailbroken, then it will get updated to non-jailbroken version. And if you have unlocked your device then it will get re-locked.

Step 1: Connect Your iOS Device To Computer

Download, install and launch iOS System Repair on your computer and click on “Repair” from the available option.

Now connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch to your computer with the help of USB cable that came along with the device. As iOS System detects your iOS device click on “Start” to begin the process.

The tool will then show the details information of your device such as device model, iOS version, baseband version, jailbroken or not, etc. Click “Next” to continue.

Step 2: Boot Your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch In DFU Mode

If your iOS device is not functioning properly, then iOS System Repair Tool will prompt you to boot your iOS device in DFU Mode. Simply follow the steps mentioned-below to boot your iPhone, iPad or iPd Touch into DFU mode.

Step To Boot iPhone X/8/8 Plus/7/7 Plus In DFU Mode:

  • Switch OFF your iPhone.
  • Press and hold the “Volume Down + Power” button together for 10 seconds.
  • Release the “Power” button but keep pressing the “Volume Down” button until your device get into DFU mode.

Steps To Boot Other iOS Devices Into DFU Mode

  • Switch OFF your iOS device.
  • Press and hold the “Power + Home” button together for 10 seconds.
  • Release the “Power” button but keep pressing the “Home” button until your device get into DFU mode.

Step 3: Select And Download The Firmware

To get a guaranteed and successful system recovery, you must select the right device model and firmware information. After that, click on “Download” button.

Since the firmware download is large, you have to wait for some time to complete the download. During the process make sure your network is stable. If your firmware download fails or if it is not downloaded successfully, then you can also click on “Copy” to download the firmware from the Apple official site and click on “Select” to restore the downloaded firmware.

Step 4: Fix iOS Back To Normal Condition

As the firmware download gets completed, click on “Fix Now” button to begin the process of repairing the iOS system issues and bring back your iOS device to work normally again.

Once the repairing process gets complete, your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch will restart as normal. If it does not boot normally, then try the process again by clicking on the “Try Again” button.

*Trial version only show how it works and not fix iOS to Normal.

*Trial version only show how it works and not fix iOS to Normal.

Wrap Up

So, if your iPad has got stuck in recovery mode then you don’t have to worry, just follow the above 4 solutions that help you to fix iPad stuck in recovery mode.

But I advised you to try solution 4 which is to use iOS Repair Tool, because it will easily solve the issue without any data loss.

Max Field

Max Field is a founder of ios-datarecovery.com. He is an iOS lover and loves to write tips, tricks, fixes for errors, data recovery solutions and more related to iOS, iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, iTunes and iCloud.

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