Sometimes iPad tablets hang on the Apple logo when starting or rebooting. Most often this happens due to an unsuccessful software update, but sometimes there may be other reasons for this.

I’ll tell you what to do if your iPad, iPad Pro, iPad Air or iPad mini hangs on an Apple. What is Recovery Mode, how to enter and exit this mode?

iPad Pro Recovery Mode

Recovery Mode is the device’s firmware mode in which the main system files are not affected, only their integrity and recovery are checked, iOS settings and parameters are reset, and updates are made, if any, during update.

Read more: How to Put iPhone XS Max in DFU Mode?

If on the device screen you see an image of a USB cable and the icon of the iTunes program, then your gadget is in Recovery Mode. The device goes into this mode. There are cases when when updating the firmware via Wi-Fi or a system failure your iPhone, iPod or iPad refuses to boot in normal mode.

How to Use iPad Restore Mode?

If such a situation arises, do not worry, you can solve the problem yourself in almost any situation, if it arose at the software level – simply by restoring the firmware. On devices with the iOS operating system, updating and restoring the firmware can be done simply by transferring it to Recovery mode or iPad Pro DFU Mode.

How to Enter Recovery Mode on iPad Pro 2018 and Newer?

You will need a USB cable and a computer with iTunes. Before starting this process, be sure to update iTunes to the latest version on your Mac or Windows computer. Before starting this process, you will need a backup of your iPad Pro, as otherwise recovery may result in data loss. Connect your iPad Pro to your computer using a USB cable and do following steps:

  • Open iTunes on your computer (Mac or Windows);
  • Press and release Volume Up;
  • Press and release Volume Down;
  • Press and hold the power button until the iPad Pro enters recovery mode;
How to Put New iPad Pro Into Recovery Mode?
  • iTunes will warn that the device was found in recovery mode.
How to Put New iPad Pro Into Recovery Mode?


While in recovery mode in iTunes, you can upgrade your iPad Pro or restore it using iTunes as usual. If necessary, you can also use IPSW, although the IPSW file must be signed and fit the iPad Pro model as usual. You can find IPSW files here if necessary. As soon as you start the process of updating or restoring iOS using iTunes on your computer, or you yourself put the iPhone and iPad into Recovery mode.

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Hi there! My Name is Vincent Lago! My goal is to share insightful reviews, guides, and manuals for people looking to know more about current solutions for Apple hardware and OS. I have years of technological background knowledge including owning a custom iMacs & PCs which was using for different types of business. And now, I want to share my experience with you.

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