How to Fix an 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. 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 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 (iOS 9 supported), 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 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 - 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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Step 1. Download Wondershare Dr.Fone and install it on your computer.

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Step 2. 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 3. 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

Tips: How to put iPad into recovery mode

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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