3 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 iOS 11.4 or trying to 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 possible methods and the best way that can help you fix the issue while preventing data loss.

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3 Methods Fix iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode

Part 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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Part 2: Fix iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode without Restoring (No Data Loss)

This problem can be resolved by refreshing the iOS of your iPad. In order to do that without data, you will need the help of a professional third-party tool which is iMyFone D-Back. It supports to fix various iOS system issues and get your device back to normal without data loss. It is a popular iPad/iPhone/iPod touch data recovery tool that has been recommended by famous media sites like Cult of Mac, Payetteforward, Makeuseof, and so on.

iMyFone D-Back iOS Data Reccovery (iOS 11.4 Supported)

  • Fixes your iOS to normal when your device is stuck in white screen, Apple logo, recovery mode, white screen, black screen with spinning wheel, reboot loop and so on.
  • There are 3 options offered to fix iOS problems. You will not lose any data when using Standard mode or the quick fix Exit Recovery Mode.
  • Being a data recovery software basically, it supports to recover different types of lost files such as WhatsApp, Viber, Kik, photos, notes, videos, and messages, call history, audio and many more.
  • It supports all iOS versions and all iOS gadgets including iOS 11.4, iPhoneX, iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6S, iPod touch 6, iPad Air 2, and iPad Pro among others.

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Steps to fix "iPad stuck in recovery mode" using iMyFone D-Back

You can use iMyFone D-Back 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 Fix iOS System

After your iMyFone program starts running, click on the Fix iOS System option. You can try Exit Recovery Mode or directly choose Standard Mode.

Select Fix iOS System

If you choose Exit Recovery Mode you will just need to click "Exit" and wait for the program to get your iPad out of recovery mode.

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Step 2: Download Firmware

If you choose the first mode Standard mode, iMyFone program will detect your iPad and direct you to obtain the firmware that suits your device. Just click on the Download button to obtain the firmware. It will take a short while.

Download Firmware

Step 3: Get Your iPad out of Restore Mode

The program will automatically begin repairing the device after you click Start to Fix and a few minutes later, the iPad will restart in normal mode.

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If you want to know more details about how to use iMyFone D-Back to fix iPad stuck in recovery mode, read the detailed user guide here.

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Part 3. 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.

Steps to Restore Your iPad to Factory Settings

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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