2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 28, 2011 4:24 PM by jocopa3
jlauf Level 1 (0 points)

I plugged in my iPad2 to sync and download a document.  I noticed that there was an update to iOS 5 so I elected to download the update.  As a result my Ipad seems to be stuck in recovery mode as every time I plug it in and attempt to connect to iTunes I get the message. "Itunes has detected an iPad in recovery mode.  You must restore this iPad before it can be used with itunes."  I do so and after waiting for the update to download it tells me the same thing again.  I have tried different USB ports, rebooting my iPad and the computer and disabling antivirus software.  Please help me I literally need to use my iPad.


iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1
  • Cusungo Level 1 (0 points)

    I had a similar issue with my Ipad. I had to take it to Apple, they restored the system but after that my IPad did not sync. It was not until an hour ago I read on another forum someone suggesting disconnecting the Ipad abd turning it off, then connecting it to the PC (usb port) and then turning the Ipad on. Try it it may work for you. I tried apple support 3 times before with no luck! Good luck.

  • jocopa3 Level 1 (0 points)

    If your ipad is ever stuck in recovery mode, press and hold the power (or sleep/wake, what ever you call it) and home buttons down at the same time until the Apple logo appears. It seems to fix all my problems.