How to Use iPad Recovery Mode: A Step-by-Step Guide — VoltronAI

Author Adidas Wilson
5 min readApr 11, 2023

The iPad is a powerful and versatile device that can enhance productivity and entertainment in various aspects of our lives. Despite its advanced features, the iPad can occasionally experience issues such as frozen screens, unresponsive apps, or failed software updates. When such problems arise, utilizing iPad Recovery Mode can be a useful solution. This article provides a comprehensive, step-by-step guide on how to use iPad Recovery Mode to troubleshoot and fix common issues.

iPad Recovery Mode is a built-in feature that allows users to restore their device to its factory settings or update the operating system (iOS) when it becomes unresponsive or encounters software-related problems. It is particularly helpful when the iPad cannot be restored or updated through normal methods, such as iTunes or Finder.

Please note that using Recovery Mode may result in data loss if you have not backed up your iPad. It is essential to create a backup of your data before proceeding with the recovery process.

Before you begin the recovery process, ensure you have the following:

  • A computer (Mac or PC) with the latest version of iTunes installed (for macOS Mojave and earlier) or Finder (for macOS Catalina and later)
  • A stable internet connection
  • A USB cable to connect your iPad to the computer

As mentioned earlier, using iPad Recovery Mode can result in data loss. It is essential to create a backup of your device before proceeding. Follow these steps to create a backup:

For iTunes:

a. Open iTunes on your computer. b. Connect your iPad to the computer using the USB cable. c. If prompted, trust the computer on your iPad by tapping “Trust” and entering your passcode. d. In iTunes, select your iPad from the list of devices. e. Under the “Backups” section, click on “Back Up Now.” f. Wait for the backup process to complete.

For Finder:

a. Open Finder on your Mac. b. Connect your iPad to the computer using the USB cable. c. If prompted, trust the computer on your iPad by tapping “Trust” and entering your passcode. d. In Finder, select your iPad from the list of devices under “Locations.” e…

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Author Adidas Wilson

Adidas Wilson was born in Chicago, surviving a near death experience driving off a bridge in an 18 wheeler and getting hit by a train. Author and Motivator