How to Fix iPad Stuck on Recovery Mode in iOS 12/11

iPad gets stuck in recovery mode after iOS 12/11 update/downgrade? Try to jailbreak your iPad but unfortunately get your iPad into Recovery Mode? In this article, we will provide you the top 3 free ways to fix iPad Pro/Air 2/Air/4/3/2, iPad mini 4/3/2 stuck in recovery mode and won't restore.

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Solution A: Restart or Force Restart iPad to Exit Recovery Mode
Solution B: 1 Click to Fix iPad Recovery Mode Stuck with Free Tenorshare ReiBoot (No Data Loss)
Solution C: Exit iPad Recovery Mode Using iTunes Restore

Solution A: Restart or Force Restart iPad to Exit Recovery Mode

In most of the situation, a restart operation can be helpful. Through a restart of iPad, many problems including this iPad stuck in recovery mode and iTunes cannot recognize can be settle down.

Restart - Press Power button for seconds and you will see "slide to power off", swipe and hold Power button to get your iPad restart.

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Force Restart - For iPad users, press and hold both the Sleep/Wake and Home buttons for at least ten seconds, until you see the Apple logo.

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Solution B: 1 Click to Fix iPad Recovery Mode Stuck with Free Tenorshare ReiBoot (No Data Loss)

iPad stuck in recovery mode and won’t restore? iTunes won't recognize your iPad in recovery mode? An easy way to fix iPad recovery stuck is using Tenorshare ReiBoot, which is a professional free tool specialized in entering/exiting recovery mode on iPhone, iPad with only 1 click.

This software not only can easily help you fix iPad stuck in recovery mode after iOS 12/11 update, it can also ensure the data integrity of your iPad device. All the operations are without any data loss.

Run Tenorshare ReiBoot on PC/Mac, and connect your stuck iPad with computer via USB cable. The program will automatically detect the situation of your iOS 12/11 iPad in recovery mode.
Click "Exit Recovery Mode" and wait for about 10 seconds, then your iPad will restart and you will find your iPad device turn to a normal one.

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Besides, if you find your iPad cannot exit this recovery mode in a right way. You can also consider whether there is anything wrong with the operating system of your iPad. If so, you can use "Fix All iOS Stuck" feature to fix (all iOS 11 stuck).

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Solution C: Exit iPad Recovery Mode Using iTunes Restore

iTunes restore can be the most traditional way which can fix iPhone/iPad stuck on recovery mode, but this method may somehow cause data loss. Besides, if your iPad cannot normally recognized by iTunes, this repair operation may have no way to achieve.

Connect your iPad with iTunes, and you will see the following dialog box, and you can then click "Restore", choose a backup file on your computer to get your iPad repaired.

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That's all about how to fix iOS 12/11 iPad stuck in recovery mode, which is also worked on iOS 10.3.3/10.3.2 and other version. If you meet this problem again, don't forget come to us.

/ Posted by Jerry Cook to iOS 11 Update Follow @Jerry Cook