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 iPadOS version ( for now iPadOS 14), 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 that can help you fix iPad stuck in recovery mode while preventing data loss.

iPad stuck in recovery mode

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.

For iPad with home button:

    • Press the Home button and the Power button together for at least 10 seconds until you see the Apple logo.

For iPad without home button:

  • Quickly press and release Volume Up button, and then Volume Down button. Finally press and hold the Power button until the apple logo appears.

force restart iPad

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.

Windows version      Mac version

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.

exit Recovery Mode

3. Fix iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode without Restoring

If unfortunately, the above methods don't help, This problem can be resolved by a professional third-party tool, 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 Payetteforward, Makeuseof and so on.

  • Fixes almost all iPadOS/iOS issues including iDevice 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 iPadOS/iOS versions and all iDevices including the newest iPad Pro/Mini/Air and iPhone 12.

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Windows version      Mac version

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

Then follow the instructions of Other iDevices on the screen to put the iPad in DFU mode/recovery mode. You need to tap 'Start' to initiate the repair process.

enter DFU mode under Advanced 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 the Start button. A few minutes later, the iPad will restart in normal mode.

finished fixing your device

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

Windows version      Mac version

4. Use iTunes to Restore 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 an iPad in recovery mode and ask you to update or restore your iPad.

Step 3. Click Restore and then confirm your action. iTunes will start to restore your iPad.

Step 4. iPad will restart after being restored 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.

restore iPhone with iTunes