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Top 4 Ways to Fix iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode after iOS 14 Update

"My iPad is stuck in recovery mode after updating to iOS 13. Everything works fine during the iOS update process. But when I try to restart the iPad, it still stays in recovery mode. Can anyone tell me how to solve this problem and restore my iPad? I still have some important data stored on the iPad. please help me".

Do you have the similar situation on your iPad due to iOS update or other unknown reasons, is your iPad stuck in recovery mode? So how to you restore iPad rom recovery mode? In this article, you'll find very effective ways to fix iPad stuck in recovery mode without losing any data. Now let us find the exact solutions below.

1. The Easiest Way to Fix iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode: Turn off and Turn on iPad

This is one of the easiest solutions for the iPad stuck in recovery mode issue. Here is what you can do to turn off and turn on your iPad;

To shut down your iPad, do one of the following:

  • For iPad with home button: Hold down the top button until the slider appears, then drag the slider.
  • For other models of iPad: Press and hold the top button and any volume button until the slider appears, then drag the top slider.
  • For all models: Go to Settings > General > Shut Down and drag the slider.

To turn on the iPad, press and hold the top button until the Apple logo appears.

2. Get iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode without Data Loss

Another easy to understand solution to resolve this problem is to restore the iPad system. Now, you might worry about data loss when it comes to restoring iPad system. Such fears are overblown. FoneGeek iOS System Recovery can get your iPad out of recovery mode by restoring the whole system without losing data. It has gained positive reviews from famous authorized sites.

  • Small as the tool is, it has unbelievable features to fix any iPhone or iPad issues without data loss.
  • Unlike iTunes, this program can easily get every issue fixed without any error.
  • It is very simple and easy to use without connecting the iPad to computer.
  • It supports all iPhone, iPad iPod touch models and al iOS versions, including the newest iPhone 11 and iOS 13 that have not bee released yet.


Now, are you ready to get iPad out of recovery mode without data loss using iOS System Recovery?

Step 1. After launching the repair toolkit on your laptop or pc, choose ‘System Repair’ from all the options on the main screen.

choose repair mode

Step 2. If the iPad is detected, the firmware package that suites the iPad system will be displayed. If it it not the firmware you want to restore to the iPad, you can select any one you think is appropriate fro the drop-down box and click on ‘Start’.

connect ios device

put iphone into recovery mode

Step 3. Click on "Fix Now", the repair process will get started automatically. And the iPad get restarted as normal in only a few minutes.

download firmware

3. Use iTunes to Fix iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode (Data Loss)

iTunes can also fix iPad stuck into recovery mode issue and easily restore iPad in recovery mode. You can update iTunes on your PC and follow the steps below to resolve this issue immediately:

Step 1. Update iTunes to the latest version: Open iTunes > click Help > select Check for updates; then iTunes will be upgraded to the latest version.

Step 2. Connect your iPad to your laptop/PC when iTunes is open. A message will pop up prompting that your iPad is recovery mode and need to be restored.

Step 3. Click on the device on the main toolbar (in the iTunes window) and go to the summary.

Step 4. Select Restore option and follow the prompts to restore the iPad to its previous settings.

restore ios system

Note: If you lose important iPad data after restoring from recovery mode using iTunes, you can use FoneGeek iPhone Data Recovery software below to help you recover all your lost iPad data.


Step 1. Start the iPhone Data Recovery on PC and connect your iPad to PC

Select the recovery mode: "Recover from iOS device" "Recover from iTunes backup" or "Recover from iCloud backup" and click Scan.

iphone recovery

Step 2. Scan iPad, iTunes or iCloud backup to find all your data

Wait patiently until the software finds and displays all data after scanning iPad, iTunes or iCloud backup.

Step 3. Preview and restore the found iPad data

Click to mark the missing file and click the Recover button to transfer the lost file to your PC.

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4. Get iPad out of Recovery Mode without Computer

This method can be applied to get iPad out of recovery mode even if there is no computer or laptop.

Step 1. Press and hold the Home and Power button on the iPad for 10 seconds, then release the button until the screen is closed.

Step 2. Press and hold the Home and Power button again for 8 seconds until you see the Apple logo, then release it when the iPhone screen is closed.

Step 3. Press the Home and Power button for 20 seconds, release the power and press and hold the Home button for 8 seconds.

Step 4. After 20 seconds, release the Home button and the iPad will load normally again.

Joan J. Mims

Joan J. Mims is interested in researching all tips about iPhone, iPad and Android. He loves to share useful ideas with all users.

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