How to Fix iPad Stuck In Recovery Mode After Update

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"My iPad stuck in Recovery Mode after I updated it to the latest iOS 9! 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. And this is not the only situation of iPad 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 basic two simple ways you can try to fix iPad stuck in Recovery Mode. Choose the one that's right for you.

Solution 1: Get iPad out of Recovery Mode after update(Free but all data erased)

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"

iPad stuck in Recovery Mode

Note: If you don't mind losing all data on your iPad (iOS 9 supported), you can directly use iTunes to restore your iPad into factory settings. But I suggest you backup your iPad data in Recovery Mode, because there may be lots of precious documents, videos, photos and many other files in your iPad.

Solution 2: Fix iPad stuck in Recovery Mode after update(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. You can firstly free download and install the software needed - Dr.Fone - iOS System Recovery. It will get your iPad out of Recovery Mode easily and fix errors while you restoring your iPhone.

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Steps to fix iPad stuck in Recovery Mode after update

Step 1. Connect your iPad to your computer with a USB cable and launch Dr.Fone. Click "iOS System Recovery" from "More Tools" on the left-hand side of the main window. This program will detect your iPad and tell you to confirm, then click "Download" to get the firmware.

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start to get iPad out of Recovery Mode

Step 2. When Dr.Fone download the firmware, it will continue to fix your iPad. In less than 10 minutes, it will tell you that your iPad is restarting to normal mode.

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get iPad out of Recovery Mode finished

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Tips: How to put iPad into Recovery Mode

Before you are going to put iPad into Recovery Mode, you are supposed to back up iPad to iTunes on your computer. Because your data on iPad will be wiped in Recovery Mode. And you after you exit iPad Recovery Mode, you still need to restore iPad from backup.

Step 1. Turn off your iPad.

Step 2. Hold 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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