Fix iPhone iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode While Updating to iOS 14(Beta)/13/12

Does your iPhone/iPad get stuck in Recovery Mode while or after updating to iOS 13 or the newest iOS 14(beta)? Read this tutorial to learn how to get iPhone/iPad out of recovery mode.

Author Avatar Joy Taylor Last Updated: Jul. 27, 2021

“My iPad accidentally get an error while updating to iOS 13. The screen is now showing an arrow pointing to iTunes, it is stuck in recovery mode screen apparently, so how to get out of this issue?”

iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode While Updating to the Newest iOS

iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode While Updating to the Newest iOS

It has been almost a year since the release of iOS 13, and now Apple has released the newest iOS 14 (beta) that includes quite a few new features. Normally, updating to a new iOS operating system would be very easy. However, there will always be those who meet some problems or bugs while updating to the newest iOS.

“iPhone/iPad/iPod stuck in Recovery Mode” is one of the common issues while updating to a new iOS operating system. This problem may be caused by some other reasons, such as factory reset and wrong operation during a jailbreak. Then, what can we do to get our iPhone or iPad out of Recovery Mode if we get this issue while updating to iOS 14(beta)/13/12?

Part 1. Get iPhone/iPad Out of Recovery Mode without iTunes (No Data Loss)

If your iOS devices have been stuck in Recovery Mode while updating to iOS 13 or the newest iOS 14(beta) and it’s not because of a hardware issue on your device, there are always some ways in which you can get your iPhone iPad back to normal. We will provide you with useful methods.

Method 1. Try to Force-restart your iPhone iPad

To Force Restart iPhone Models

  • For iPhone 8/SE 2 and iPhone X and later: Press and release the Volume Up button. Quickly press and release the Volume Down button. Then quickly press and hold the Side button. You can release the Side button when the Apple logo appears.
  • For the iPhone 7 series: Press and hold the Volume button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time. Release the buttons when the Apple logo appears.
  • For iPhone 6 and earlier: Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time. Release the buttons when the Apple logo appears.

To Force Restart iPad

  • For iPad with the Home button: Press and hold the Top button and the Home button at the same time. Release the buttons when the Apple logo appears.
  • For iPad with Face ID: Quickly press and release the Volume Up button and the Volume Down button, then press and hold the Top button. Release the Top button when the Apple logo appears.

If it’s still stuck in Recovery Mode, jump to Method 2.

Method 2. Use iOS Repair Tool to Fix without Data Loss

When iPhone or iPad keeps stuck in Recovery mode and force restart not working, you may ask “then how can I get the iPad out of recovery mode”, “what to do if iPhone won’t restore”. Don’t be panic. AnyFix will help you!

It’s a complete software that can fix 130+ iOS/iPadOS/tvOS problems, including iPhone/iPad stuck in recovery mode, even when the iPod touch or Apple TV suffers the same problem. Besides, if you failed to enter recovery mode or, your iPhone gets stuck in recovery mode during an iOS update. AnyFix gets you out of these and alike troubles with a quick click. Then you can follow the steps below to get your iPhone/iPad out of recovery mode with ease and without data loss:

In this part, we will take the iPhone as an example. iPad, iPod touch, and Apple TV are also supported to fix.

Tip 1: Fix iPhone Stuck in Recovery Mode

Step 1: Get the latest version of AnyFix on the computer. Then launch it, you will see the interface below. Choose System Repair.

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Tap on System Repair

Tap on System Repair

Step 2: Choose 50+ iPhone Problems then tap on Start Now. If you want to fix the iPad stuck problem, just choose 40+ iPad Problems and continue.

Choose iPhone Problems and Start Now

Choose iPhone Problems and Start Now

Step 3: Select Standard Repair, which can fix the most common system issues and no data will be erased. Next, tap the Download button to get matching firmware. When firmware downloaded, click Fix Now to continue.

Step 4: After that, AnyFix will start repairing automatically. Once it’s finished, you will see the Repair Completed page. Now, your iPhone will get restarted and back to normal.

Repair Completed Page

Repair Completed Page

Tip 2: Get iPhone Out of Recovery Mode with 1-Click

Step 1: Refer to the home page of AnyFix and choose Enter/Exit Recovery Mode.

Step 2: Simply tap on Exit Recovery Mode and click the Exit button. Then waiting for the exiting process.

Exit Recovery Mode with AnyFix

Exit Recovery Mode with AnyFix

Step 3. After exiting the recovery mode successfully, the Exited successfully interface will be displayed.

Exited Successfully

Exited Successfully

Part 2. Fix iPhone/iPad Stuck in Recovery Mode with iTunes

This method may erase all data and settings on your iPhone iPad if you didn’t back up your device before.

Step 1. Update iTunes to the Latest Version

If your iTunes is not the latest, you can run iTunes on your computer, and go to iTunes > Check for Updates. If there’s an available update, click Download iTunes to get the newest version. After downloading, just install it on your computer.

Step 2. Restore Your Device

1. Connect your iPhone or iPad to the computer.

2. Your iTunes will tell you “iTunes has detected an iPhone/iPad in Recovery Mode. You must restore this iPhone/iPad before it can be used with iTunes.” After you see the message, just click OK. iTunes will start to restore your device.

iTunes has Detected your iPhone

iTunes has Detected your iPhone

3. After restoring to factory settings, your device will restart and you can proceed to set it up as new. If you can reach this step, your iPhone/iPad must have gone out of recovery mode.

Don’t Miss: Recover Photos from iPhone in Recovery Mode

What To Do If I Lost Data

You may lose your data on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch after you get out of recovery mode by using the methods above. If you have backed up your device to iTunes or iCloud, you can easily get the deleted data back to your device. And PhoneRescue for iOS can help you retrieve data with three recovery modes. If you have no available backup, you may have no chance to retrieve lost data. For detail, you can read the tutorial: 3 Ways to Recover Data after iOS Update, which tells you 3 ways to recover lost data from your iOS device.

PhoneRescue for iOS Overview

PhoneRescue for iOS Overview

The Bottom Line

That’s all about how to fix the iPad or iPhone stuck in recovery mode. There are methods you can try with or without iTunes. If you don’t want to lose any data, just get AnyFix to fix system problems or get iPhone/iPad out of recovery mode with 1-click. And if you got any questions, leave your comment below and share it with us.

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Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.

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