4 Most Efficient Ways to Fix iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode

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One common problem that most iPad users experience is that iPad gets stuck in the recovery mode when they are trying to update it to the latest iOS version ( for now iOS12.1), restore iPad, or restore an old backup to iPad. In such a circumstance, you can use several ways to get your iPad out of the recovery mode. This article will introduce the most efficient methods and the best way that can help you fix iPad stuck in recovery mode while preventing data loss.

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1. Force Restart the iPad That Is Stuck in Restore Mode

Force restarting your iPad is usually an effective way to resolve iOS related issues including iPad stuck in restore mode or restore screen effortlessly. Here we have brought to you the tutorial to force reboot your iPad and fix your iPad software stuck issue.

There are two buttons, namely 'Power' button & 'Home' button, that are required to be pressed down until the iPad bypasses the 'Slide to Power Off' screen or the Apple logo appears on the screen. Now, let go the buttons and allow it to reboot. That's it!

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2. Use a Free Tool to Exit iPad Recovery Mode with One Click

There is a free tool to exit iPad recovery mode. It is iMyFone Fixppo. It is a designed software to fix iPad/iPhone/iPod touch stuck in recovery mode issue. You can get your iPad out of recovery mode by one click. It is 100% safe and very easy to operate. Just check the steps below.

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Step 1. Open the program and choose the option 'Enter/Exit Recovery Mode'. Then connect your iPad to the computer and click 'Next'.

choose Enter/Exit Recovery Mode on the Home page

Step 2. Click 'Exit Recovery Mode', then the program will start to get your iPad out of recovery mode.

click Exit Recovery Mode

Your iPad will be back to normal after several seconds.

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3. Fix iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode without Restoring

If unfortunately, the above methods doesn't help, This problem can be resolved by refreshing the iOS of your iPad. In order to do that without losing data, you can still use iMyFone Fixppo - iOS System Recovery Tool. It supports to fix all iOS issues and get your device back to normal without data loss. It is the best iOS repair tool that has been recommended by famous media sites like Cult of Mac, Payetteforward, Makeuseof and so on.

  • It is a small tool with powerful features which can even fix the iOS problems that iTunes cannot fix and avoid the errors that iTunes prompts.
  • Fixes your iOS to normal when your device is stuck in recovery/DFU mode, white screen, Apple logo, black screen with spinning wheel, reboot loop and so on.
  • It is easy to use and clean without any plug-in.
  • It supports all iOS versions and all iOS devices including iPhone XS, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS Max.

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You can use iMyFone Fixppo to get your iPad out of recovery mode without data loss. Follow these simple steps to fix an iPad stuck in restore mode.

Step 1. Select Standard Mode

After you run iMyFone Fixppo on your computer, choose Standard Mode from the 3 options offered on the home screen.

choose Standard Mode

Step 2. Select & Download Firmware

iMyFone program will detect your iPad and direct you to obtain the firmware that suits your device. Just click the pull-down button and choose the version you like. Then click on the Download button to obtain the firmware. It will take a short while.

download firmware under Standard Mode

Step 3. Get Your iPad out of Restore Mode

The program will automatically begin repairing the iPad after you click Start button. A few minutes later, the iPad will restart in normal mode.

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Look, it is very easy to get fix your iPad stuck on restore mode or recovery mode, isn't it? Don't hesitate to download the program and have a try now.

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4. Use iTunes to Restore Your iPad to Factory Settings

When the iPad is stuck in the recovery mode, iTunes can be used to solve the problem by restoring the device to factory settings. By performing this method, all the data on your iPad will be erased. Before you start the process, check to ensure that you have the newest version of iTunes on your PC or Mac.You should follow the procedures below.

Step 1. Open iTunes on your PC or Mac. Connect your iPad to a computer with its original USB cable.

Step 2. iTunes will detect a iPad in recovery mode and ask you to restore your iPad.

Step 3. Click OK and then Restore iPad. iTunes will start to restore you iPad.

Step 4. The iPad restarts after restoring to factory settings and you can proceed to set it up as new. If you can reach this step, your iPad must have gone out of recovery mode.

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