Resetting the iPad to its factory default settings is the nuclear alternative when it pertains to troubleshooting. For many problems, just restarting the iPad will repair the problem. It’s incredible what an easy reboot will provide for the iPad, although it is important to follow the right procedure when restarting. When that stops working, picking to eliminate all settings and data and go back to square one ends up being an option. However what takes place when you can’t even reset the iPad? If the iPad is locked or continually gets stuck at the Apple logo, you’ll require to go beyond nuclear and force the iPad into recovery mode.
The iPad’s recovery mode is a process that uses iTunes on your PC or Mac in order to bypass the normal operation on your iPad. If the iPad has actually been handicapped or something failed with a previous upgrade and it now freezes at the Apple logo, this process can force the iPad to reset to its fresh-out-of-the-box factory default settings.
Keep in mind, this ought to just be used when you can not enter the iPad to run it. If your iPad boots up but freezes typically while you use it, you can use some fundamental troubleshooting steps to assist repair the problem.
Before You Use Recovery Mode to Fix Your iPad:
The first thing you wish to do before utilizing recovery mode is to do a “forced reboot.” This is a process of requiring your iPad to shut down even if the normal closed down process isn’t working.
- Hold down the Sleep/Wake button at the top of the iPad for about 20 seconds.
- After the iPad powers down, wait a few seconds and press the Sleep/Wake button again. This will activate the iPad to boot up once again.
- If the iPad still freezes at the Apple Logo, you can proceed with the rest of the instructions to recover your iPad.
How to Enter Recovery Mode on the iPad:
You will require the most recent version of iTunes on your computer system to use recovery mode and provide yourself the best tools. If you do not have actually iTunes installed, you can download it from Apple’s site. If you do have it installed, you must check to ensure you have the latest version before continuing.
- On a PC, launch iTunes. It should inform you if there is a brand-new variation. If iTunes is already open, go to the Help menu and pick Check for Updates.
- On a Mac, launch the App Store. In the App Store, choose the Updates tab. If iTunes is listed, tap the Update button.
This procedure will work from any computer system, so if you don’t own a PC, you can go through this process using a pal’s computer system. The only requirement is that they have the current version of iTunes installed on it.
- Quit out of iTunes if it is presently open.
- Link the iPad to the PC or Mac using the cable that came with the iPad.
- If iTunes does not open immediately when the iPad is linked, launch it now.
- With iTunes open and the iPad linked to the PC, hold down both the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the very same time and keep holding them down. You should keep holding the buttons down even when the Apple logo appears and wait till the link to iTunes screen appears.
- After the Connect to iTunes screen appears on your iPad, you should see a timely on iTunes to Restore or Update the iPad.
- Pick Update the iPad. It may take a long period of time to download the needed files. If the iPad shuts down during this procedure, start over with step 4.
- Once the update is ended up, you will require to walkthrough the iPad setup procedure once again. This is a similar process to when you first got the iPad.
If you have actually backed up your iPad utilizing iTunes or iCloud, you should be able to recover whatever up to the point of your backup. But even if you haven’t backed up your iPad, you can still recuperate any apps that you have previously bought by downloading them from the App Store.
What if you don’t have access to a computer?
If your iPad is locked and you do not have access to a computer system, you can use Find My iPhone/iPad to wipe it remotely. You can either use the Find My iPhone app on your iPhone or you can go to www.icloud.com from any device that can link to the web and after that just go to using your Apple ID.
To wipe your iPad remotely, select your iPad (click the blue button if you are on the map screen) and after that select “Erase iPad”.