7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 5, 2014 4:59 PM by Diavonex
Paulyb101 Level 1 (0 points)

I tried to update my ipad and instead of updating it it is now stuck in recovery mode please help me to get out of this

  • GrumpyGator Level 5 (4,565 points)
  • Diavonex Level 9 (66,550 points)

    Recovery Mode:


    1. Turn off iPad


    2. Connect USB cable to computer; leave the other end alone


    3. Press and hold the Home button down and connect the docking end of cable to iPad


    4. Continue holding the Home button until you see the "Connect To iTune" screen


    5. Release the Home button


    6. Open iTune


    7. You should see "iTunes has detected an iPad in recovery mode"


    8. Use iTune to restore iPad



    Note: You need to be patient and repeat the above many times to recover your iPad

  • Demo Level 10 (88,896 points)

    If you are stuck in recovery mode, I assume that you have tried the suggestions in the two posts above and it is not working. Have you tried DFU mode?


    http://osxdaily.com/2010/06/24/iphone-dfu-mode-explained-and-how-to-enter-dfu-mo de-on-your-iphone/

  • Jacckton Level 1 (0 points)

    For Windows user,Please click the “Restart” button after you run an iPhone recovery tool to get your iPad out of recovery mode.

    If you are Mac users, click the “Set Up” button to get your iPad out of recovery mode.

  • dianejames Level 1 (0 points)

    If you want to get iPad out of recovery mode without losing data, DO THIS: (ON Screen USB pointing to a CD with a Music Note).

    1. Make sure your iTunes is up to data, if not re-download itunes.

    2. after re-installing ITUNES, plug your iphone via USB into your computer. ITUNES will automatically pick it up and a pop up box will probally say that your IPHONE is in recovery mode would you like to restore?

    3. Click the restore tab.

    Note - If ITUNES if out of date, this will not work.

    Note - Do not do this over WIFI

    Note - Do not interrupt the restore

    Note - If you did not make a previous back up, your iPad will restore back to the factroy settings.

  • Otis8 Level 1 (0 points)

    WHen I tried this, I tapped the itunes icon and nothing happened!@

  • Diavonex Level 9 (66,550 points)



    1. Turn off iPad


    2. Turn on computer and launch iTunes (make sure you have the latest version of iTune)


    3. Plug USB cable into computer's USB port


    4. Hold Home button down and plug the other end of cable into docking port.


    DO NOT RELEASE BUTTON until you see picture of iTunes and plug


    5. Release Home button.




    6. iTunes has detected iPad in recovery mode. You must restore this iPad before it can be used with iTunes.


    7. Select "Restore iPad"...




    1. Data will be lost if you do not have backup


    2. You must follow step 1 to step 4 VERY CLOSELY.


    3. Repeat the process if necessary.