How to Put an iPad in Restore Mode

Sometimes your iPad can fail to work correctly. It can freeze, restart on a loop, is stuck on the Apple Logo or on the black screen. All of these potential situations are not ideal since they mean that you are unable to use the device. One of the best ways to fix a device with these problems is to put the iPad in restore mode. But fixing these problems is not the only reason why you would want to put the iPad in restore mode. Putting an iPad in restore mode is also a great way to flash a genuine firmware version and therefore the first step to jail breaking your iPad.

Whatever the reason, this article will act as a guide, showing you how you to put an iPad in restore mode and how to exit restore mode.

What is iPad Restore Mode?

iPad restore Mode or recovery mode is a failsafe in iBoot that can be used for numerous purposes. One of the most common as we have described above is fixing certain problems that may manifest on your iPad. This restore mode can also be used to fix the iOS firmware when it is damaged. That's because it can be used to downgrade or upgrade a damaged firmware. You can also put the iPad in restore or recovery mode when you need to jail break a device.

How to Put an iPad in Restore Mode

To put an iPad in Restore mode, follow these very simple steps;

Step 1: If the iPad is on turn it off and then connect the device to the computer.

Step 2: Press and hold the home button on the iPad until the iTunes logo shows up on the device's screen.

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Alternative Way to Put iPad in Restore Mode

The above method of putting the iPad in restore mode can obviously only if the home button works. But what if the home button is broken? Well, with Tenorshare ReiBoot, you can easily put the iPad in restore mode without any of the buttons. The software is free to download and very easy to use. To put an iPad in restore mode using ReiBoot, install the program on to your computer and then follow these simple steps;

Step 1: Launch ReiBoot on your computer and connect the iPad to the computer. The program should detect the device quite easily.

Step 2: On the program's main interface, simply click on "Enter Recovery Mode" and the iPad will be in Restore mode.

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How to Exit iPad Restore Mode

To exit restore mode, you will need to connect the device to iTunes. But we feel we should warn you that doing this will mean that you'll lose all data on the device which could be a problem if you don't have a backup for some of your data. That said here's how to exit restore mode using iTunes;

Step 1: Begin by ensuring that you have the lasts version of iTunes on your computer. If you don't, take a moment to update the program to avoid iTunes errors.

Step 2: Now connect the iPad to the computer using USB cables and open iTunes it is doesn't automatically open.

Step 3: Put the iPad in recovery mode by pressing and holding the home button until the iTunes logo appears on the device.

Step 4: Now select the device under the 'Summary" panel and then click on "Restore."

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Alternative Way to Exit iPad Restore Mode (No Data Loss)

If you would rather not lose all your data, you can use Tenorshare ReiBoot to exit recovery mode in a single click. All you have to do is launch the program and connect the iPad to the computer. when ReiBoot recognizes the device, you simply click "Exit Recovery Mode" and that's it, you easily exit restore mode without any data loss.

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The next time you need to put an iPad in Restore mode to fix any lingering issues or manipulate the iOS, you now know what to do. We recommend using ReiBoot to both enter and exit iPad restore mode as it makes the process very simple and you avoid the risk of data loss. Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below. We always love to hear from you!

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