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2 Ways to Get Your iPad out of Recovery Mode

My iPad stuck in recovery mode after I updated it to the latest iOS! I called Apple but got no good news. I don't want to give up. If you have any good advice, please let me know. Thanks.

It seems that when updating iOS, iPad always stucks in Recovery Mode. This is not the only situation of iPone stucking in Recovery Mode. Whenever you try to reset your iPad password, you might get your iPad into Recovery Mode too. Don't worry about that. There are basica two simple ways you can try to get your iPad out of Recovery Mode. Choose the one that's right for you.

Solution 1: Get iPad out of Recovery Mode by Restoring It to Factory Settings

If your iPhone stuck on Recovery Mode and you don't mind losing all data on your iPad, you can use your iTunes to restore your iPad into factory settings.

Step 1. Use a USB cable to connect your iPad with your the computer and run iTunes.

Step 2. When iTunes detects your iPad, it will remind you that your iPad is in recovery mode and you need to restore it. You just need to click "Restore"

Note: This is Apple's offcial way to solve the problem when your iPhone stuck in Recovery Mode. To be honest, I suggest you not try this way because all your data will be erase. You can try the following way. Though it might take you 2 minutes, but you'll keep your iPhone data.

iPad 3gs stuck in recovery mode

Solution 2: Get iPad out of Recovery Mode without Restoring (No Data Loss)

This way will help you to exit your iPad from Recovery Mode without restoring your iPad, which means there will be no data loss issues. But you should first download and install the software needed - Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS. It will get your iPad out of Recovery Mode easily and fix errors while you restoring your iPhone.

Step 1. Download Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS and install it on your computer.

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Step 2. Connect your iPad to your computer with a USB cable and launch Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS. This program will detect your iPad and tell you to restart it.

Step 3. Click 'Repair Operating System' on the top right of the main window. And do what it tells you to do: download firmware > select iOS firmware > repair operating system. In a few seconds, you can see your iPad is out of Recovery Mode and performs normally.

stuck in recovery mode iPad  

Tips: How to Put iPad into Recovery Mode

Step 1. Turn off your iPad.

Step 2. Held down the Home button and the Power button on your iPad at the same time. When you see the Apple logo appear, release the Power button and keep pressing the Home button.

Step 3. Launch iTunes and connect your iPad with your computer via a USB cable until you get an iTunes alert saying your iPad is in recovery mode. You'll see the screen shown above on your iPad .

iPad stuck in Recovery Mode 

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greg
thanks god finally worked for my ipad mini!!!
Ary
this software really save my life.. my ipad mini 2 always loop to recovery mood.. it really make me made.. but this software save my day, just connect the cable to the ipad mini and pc, open up the software and click restart. my ipad mini start normal as always..thank you
calikat
Thank you so much for recommending WonderShare Dr. Fone. The free trial download helped me get my iPad out of recovery mode, without having to restore and lose my data. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
disqus_K95Ejrv1eo
Sorry, anna, I didn't notice that yours is an iPad mini. Dr.Fone for iOS can only help iPad 1, iPhone 4/3GS and iPod touch 4 out of recovery mode. As to other devices, you need to do it manually. By the way, the photos lost due to factory resetting can't be directly recovered from the device, but only from iTunes/iCloud backup.
anna
Hi. I did download the trial version but it didnt get me out of recovery mode. How dies it work though? Should I just reset it to factory setting risking to lose my photos and then use your software to recover it?
disqus_K95Ejrv1eo
Yes, you can use it to get your iPad out of recovery mode, and then continue to scan it for data on it.
anna
Hi. Ipad mini stuck in recovery mode. Didnt back up my photos and I dont want to lose it by resetting it. With your software, getting out of recovery mode...after...can I back up my photos then?
disqus_K95Ejrv1eo
Sally, you can try to exit DFU mode manually: press the Home and Power button at the same time for about 15 seconds, until you see the Apple logo appearing on the screen. Then release the buttons and your iPad will be back to normal.
Sally
My ipad 2 is in DFU mode and it cannot go into normal mode even when I press restart. If you can make your software access an ipad 2 in DFU then I will buy it
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