Q:"How to fix an iPad 2 stuck in boot loop after upgrade? I've searched threads and only thing I've not tried is a factory reset or restore via iTunes on a computer (and I don't have one). iPad won't stay on long enough for backup and I don't want to lose any data. Please tell me there is a fix for this, there are so many posts regarding this Apple!" – Mango Lava from Apple Discussion
There are many reports about iPad stuck in boot loop. It is a common issue that many Apple users encounter. Whenever a device keeps restarting on its own, you can say that it is in a boot loop. Older devices suffer from this problem mainly as a result of wear-and-tear and memory-related issues.
However, even newer devices can fall victim to this problem, especially if bad updates, rogue apps, or data corruption are to blame. Presented in this post is a relevant issue with the iPad mini/iPad mini 3/iPad 2/ iPad Pro stuck in boot loop. Read on to learn how to fix it on your own.
- Part 1. Ultimate Way to Fix iPad Stuck in Reboot Loop – Apply Joyoshare UltFix [Easy & Effective]
- Part 2. Common Ways to Fix iPad Stuck in Reboot Loop
- Fix 1. Check out the Wall Outlet
- Fix 2. Switch the USB Cable
- Fix 3. Inspect the Charging Port
- Fix 4. Re-Seat the SIM Card
- Fix 5. Force Restart Your iPad
- Fix 6. Put iPad in Recovery Mode
- Fix 7. Reset All Settings on Your iPad
- Fix 8. Factory Reset
- Fix 9. Restore Your iPad in iTunes
- Fix 10. Restore Your iPad in DFU Mode
- Fix 11. Inspect the Battery
- Part 3. Summary
Part 1. Ultimate Way to Fix iPad Stuck in Reboot Loop – Apply Joyoshare UltFix
Joyoshare UltFix iOS System Recovery is a professional repair software for the iOS system. You can fix the error iPad stuck on boot loop without hassle. Except for this kind of problem, Joyoshare can repair other 150+ iOS/tvOS system issues with ease. Most important of all, it can recover iOS issues back to normal without any data loss. It offers a free one-click Enter/Exit Recovery Mode. Therefore, you can easily put your iPad into Recovery Mode without complicated procedures as the traditional ways above.
Why Joyoshare is the best choice:
Without data loss
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Fix iPad 2, iPad Air and other Apple iPad stuck in boot loop
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How to repair iPad stuck in Boot Loop via Joyoshare:
Step 1: Connect your iPad to the computer with Joyoshare launching. Then Click Enter Recovery Mode or directly select the Start button.
Step 2: Select the Standard Mode to repair the iPad issue. Then press the Next button.
Step 3: Download and verify the firmware package. Wait for the verifying completed.
Step 4: Click the Repair button. When the process is finished, iPad stuck in boot loop will disappear.
Part 2. Common Ways to Fix iPad Stuck in Reboot Loop
Fix 1. Check out the Wall Outlet
Have you ever found your iPad stuck in boot loop in the charging process? If it happened, you find it can't get iPad to hold a charge when stuck in an infinite reboot loop. Firstly, examine the wall power outlet. The outlet is not a part of iPad-related products. Therefore, exclude this factor first.
Fix 2. Switch the USB Cable
When you find iPad stuck in boot loop when in low battery or charging, you can also consider the charging cable between your iPad and the outlet. Some physical factors, such as the part in the middle, cause a damaged cable. Then it cannot connect the wall outlet successfully and fail to charge. In that case, trying another USB cable will be better.
Fix 3. Update iTunes to the Latest Version
If the iPad low battery reboot loop problem persists, then iPad's charging port may be the default. Dirt accumulated in port can lead to poor connection. Clear up the port first. If you find it's not about debris' influence, think about whether you dropped your iDevice on the floor before. If you did, take it to an Apple store nearby to fix it.
Fix 4. Re-Seat the SIM Card
There are times when the SIM card does not sit properly in the SIM Tray, which can lead to all kinds of issues. In this case, it is recommended to check the SIM Card's location. Follow these steps to locate the SIM Card:
Step 1. If the iPad isn't already off, shut it down.
Step 2. Using a paper clip or a SIM removal tool, access the SIM tray.
Step 3. Place the SIM card back in the device after removing it and making sure it's properly seated.
Step 4. Connect the SIM tray to the device and turn it back on.
Fix 5. Force Restart Your iPad
If an iPad stuck in boot loop occurred owing to the iOS system, a force reboot is the fastest way to fix it. Follow the steps as below:
iPad with the Home button,
Step 1. Press and hold the Power and Home buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears on the screen.
Step 2. When your iPad is restarted successfully, you can test if such an issue is fixed.
iPad without the Home button,
Step 1. Press the Volume Up button and release it quickly, followed by the Volume Down button.
Step 2. Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button until you see the Apple logo. Wait a moment, your iPad will be restarted.
Fix 6. Put iPad in Recovery Mode
Force restarts the iPad can only fix some basic system issues. If it didn't help, try entering Recovery Mode. Here is to show how to repair your iPad back to normal as follows:
Step 1: Run iTunes and connect the iPad to the PC.
Step 2: Press both the Sleep/Wake button and the Volume Down button.
Step 3: Release the two buttons until the Slider shows on the screen.
Step 4: Slide to the right to turn off your iPad.
Step 5: Hold the Sleep/Wake button again until the iPad enters Recovery Mode.
Fix 7. Reset All Settings on Your iPad
This way can fix some system settings errors. It is the easiest one to fix an iPad stuck in boot loop. Follow the instruction:
Tap on Settings → Choose General → Select Reset on the bottom → Click the Reset All Settings
Fix 8. Factory Reset
If you have tried Reset All Settings, iPad still has a problem. You can use factory reset. The first three steps are the same as the #solution 3. Think twice to apply this method due to data loss.
Tap on Settings → Choose General → Select Reset on the bottom → Erase All Content and Setting
Fix 9. Restore Your iPad in iTunes
This way will erase all the data on your iPad as the previous one. Here is how to restore:
Step 1: Run iTunes and build a connection between your iPad and the computer via USB cable.
Step 2: Select the iPad button on the left top location in the window.
Step 3: Choose Summary and then click the Restore iPad button.
Fix 10. Restore Your iPad in DFU Mode
This is another method that will erase all data of your device. Follow the guide to fix iPad stuck in boot loop:
Step 1: Connect your iPad to the computer with iTunes running.
Step 2: Press the Home and Sleep/Wake button in the meanwhile for a few seconds.
Step 3: Release the Home button until the iPad screen turns black. It means that the iPad has entered DFU mode.
This and the previous two solutions above will lose your data to repair the iPad stuck in boot loop. If you didn't back up your data on iPad storage recently, that's awful. You can only recover parts of data from iTunes or iCloud backup. But if you refused to try the other 3 methods with data loss, you can apply the third-party tool – Joyoshare UltFix. This software will repair your iPad issue without data loss.
Fix 11. Inspect the Battery
If all the above cases are not the reason for the iPad stuck in boot loop, your battery may malfunction. In this situation, you should send it to the Apple store for detailed examination. This problem is kind of serious. Except influencing the charging, it will damage your health, such as explosion or radiation.
Part 3. Summary
I have met this problem iPad reboot loop before. Among the methods listed above, I ever tried the latter traditional method one by one. But I failed. And it wasted my time. I didn't use the ways that will cause data loss.
It is Joyoshare UltFix that gets me out of the trouble. And it fixed the iPad issue. I have a little regret that I didn't choose this software first, that will save my time. If you don't want to try the traditional methods one by one, for the tools to fix an iPad stuck in boot loop, Joyoshare is your top choice. Except for some stuck issues, Joyoshare also can repair other problems, including iPad won't charge or restore.