When you are encountered with one of the following situation, you are quite in need of putting your iDevice, whatever iPhone, iPad, iPod touch into recovery mode.
1. You can't update or restore because iTunes doesn't recognize your device or says it's "in recovery mode".
2. The Apple logo remains onscreen for several minutes with no progress bar.
3. The Connect to iTunes screen appears.
Recovery mode can solve these problems and restore your iPad, if you have synced your iPad with iTunes or iCloud in advance. So that in case of your iPad doesn’t work well, you can put it into recovery mode at once and then you are capable to restore iPad from backup.
Following are the detailed steps of putting iPhone/iPad/iPod touch into recovery mode, just do as it shows.
Step 1: Plug the device's USB cable into your computer only.
Step 2: Turn off the device. Press and hold the "Home
" and "Sleep
" buttons on your iPhone at the same time until your device screen goes black.
If you can't turn it off, press and hold the "Sleep/Wake
" and "Home
" buttons at the same time and wait a few seconds for it to turn off.
Step 3: Hold down the device's "Home
" button as you connect the USB cable to it. When you reconnect the USB cable to iPhone, the device should power on.
Attention: If you see the screen shows as below, just let it charge for at least ten minutes to ensure that the battery is full enough to make it work normally, and then start with Step 2 above.
Step 4: When you see the "Connect to iTunes
" screen, release the "Home
" button. If you don't see this screen, try steps 1 through 3 one more time.
Step 5: iTunes should open and display a message such as: "iTunes has detected an iPhone in recovery mode. You must restore this iPhone before it can be used with iTunes.
Step 6: Use iTunes to restore your device.
1. If you get an error message, find out how to fix most update and restore errors when your iPhone stuck in recovery mode
2. If your iOS device with cellular service doesn't activate after restoring, find out how to fix activation issues.
3. If your iOS device restarts repeatedly or isn't responding, for example if you see a stopped progress bar or no progress bar, put the device into recovery mode and restore it again.