3 Methods to Get iPad out of Recovery Mode Easily (iOS 12 included)

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"Hello, I just tried to update my iPad to the latest version iOS 12 and truly I don't like what I am seeing. It gives me a real headache: My iPad is now stuck in recovery mode! Please help."

Wondering how you can get your iPad out of recovery mode? One common problem among iPad users is that iPad get stuck in recovery mode and won't exit! But what should you do in such circumstance? The best you can do is try to get your iPad out of recovery mode. There are several ways you can do this. Read this article to find these wonderful methods.

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1. Get iPad out of Recovery Mode under Normal Circumstances

If your iPad gets stuck in recovery mode, follow the steps below to exit the recovery mode.

Step 1: Ensure that USB cable is connected to your iPad and PC/Mac running iTunes.

Step 2: You may need to hold the home button while connecting your USB cable.

Step 3: Now press and hold the home and power button and continue holding them till your iPad goes blank and you can see the Apple logo appear.

Step 4: Make sure that your USB cable is still connected till your iPad reboots to normal.

2. Get iPad out of Recovery Mode without Data Loss

If you want to get your iPad out of recovery mode without losing data, you can use iMyFone D-Back. It has a Fix iOS System feature that can fix your iPad to normal under various circumstances, such as iPad stuck on Recovery mode, black screen, white screen. It will fix any iOS problem without risking the data on your device and the program is compatible with both Mac and Windows..

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  • It offers a free feature to exit Recovery mode without using buttons/iTunes.
  • The Fix iOS System feature which can fix your iOS to normal whenever your iOS device gets stuck in recovery mode, white screen, black screen, or Apple Logo.
  • Restore iPad from Recovery mode and other problems without data loss.
  • It's compatible with all iPads including iPad 2018 running iOS 12, all iPhones and iPods.
  • It is also a professional iPhone data recovery tool to recover deleted iPhone data.

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Steps to Get iPad out of Recovery Mode using iMyFone D-Back

Below is how you can get your iPad out of recovery mode step by step. You can first try the free "Exit Recovery Mode" feature. If that doesn't work and the problem still remains, then you can try repairing iOS using iMyFone D-Back.

Step 1.Select Fix iOS System

After you iMyFone program is running, hit on Fix iOS System tab. Thereafter connect your iPad and after it is detected by the program, Choose Exit Recovery Mode.

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Step 2.Exit Successfully or Try Standard Mode Repair

After a few seconds, you iPad will automaticall reboot without showing the Connect to iTunes screen again. However, if this method failed, you should go back to the Fix iOS System page and select Standard Mode this time.

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Step 3. Download Firmware

After selecting Standard Mode, you will then need to pick a firmware to download. If your device is abnormal. The program detects your iPad and directs you to get the firmware that fits your device. Simply hit on Download button to get the firmware.

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Step 4.Fix Your iOS System

After the program has completed downloading the firmware, the program will begin to repair your device and in a few minutes your iPad will be in normal state.

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3. Get iPad out of Recovery Mode using iTunes

The last method is by iTunes restore. Note that you will lose all data on your device if there are no backup files available.

Step 1. Connect your iPad that is in Recovery mode with iTunes.

Step 2. If iTunes can recognize your iPad, it will pop up a message saying there is a problem with your iPad that needs to be restored at first.

Step 3. Click Restore button.

Step 4. iTunes will ask again if you are going to restore iPad as it will perform a factory reset. Click Restore and Update.

Step 5. Agree the Terms and Conditions and waiting for iTunes finishes restoring your iPad.

iTunes has detected an iPad in recovery mode

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From what we have discussed above, if your iPad is functioning well, you can use the buttons or iMyFone D-Back's free feature to get out of Recovery mode. However, for software issues that caused your iPad stuck in Recovery mode, we highly recommend you to try D-Back to fix iOS system as it won't affect any data.

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