iPad Update Stuck – Your Comprehensive Guide to Fix It

- "My iPad is stuck at update request during update to iOS 12. I have even tried to hard reset but it's not working."

- "My iPad is stuck at iOS 10.3.3, and how do I update to the latest version?"

- "My iPhone says that it's running iOS 11. But the software update says to download it. But when I press 'Download and Install', it just continues to load and eventually stops."

- "I was installing iOS 12. And it is stuck on verifying update screen now."

iPad Update Stuck

There are many similar questions about iPad update stuck on update, Apple logo, downloading, progress bar and many other different cases. The frozen iPad stuck on update screen and has been not responding for several hours. It is quite frustrating to have a frozen iPad stuck on update progress. But do not worry about that, this article can help you solve iPad update stuck problems quickly and easily. As a result, you can update an iPad with the latest iOS version and applications successfully.

Part 1. What Causes iPad Update Stuck

It's hard to tell why iPad froze after update to iOS 12/11. You can see your iPad stuck at "Hello" or "Slide to Upgrade" screen after performing an iOS upgrade recently. And it is also common to see the iPad stuck on Apple logo with a loading bar. In a word, why would an iPad stuck on updating suddenly?

  • App contents get stuck during an update on iPad
  • iPad jailbreak stuck
  • iPad overheating
  • Poor Wi-Fi connection and cellular data issues
  • iPad won't be updated with software update failure

You can check above items when your iPad stuck on update bar or other downloading problems.

Part 2. Force Restart to Fix iPad Update Stuck

It should be the first attempt if you have any iOS system problem including fixing iPad stuck on update loop. And you will not lose any iPad data after performing a hard reset. So read and follow steps below to force restart a frozen iPad.

Make sure your iPad has sufficient power.

Step 1. Press and hold "Home" button and "Power" button at the same time

Step 2. Keeping holding two buttons for about 10 seconds

Step 3. Release them until you see the Apple logo shows up

force restart ipad

Those app crashes can be exited forcibly after a clean restart, check whether your iPad stuck at update screen or not.

Still, force restart can also help you fix iPad stuck in headphone mode.

Part 3. Restore iPad with iTunes to Fix iPad Stuck at Update

Restoring an iPad can recover iPad stuck on update as well. Your previous iOS data and settings will be changed with an iTunes backup file. Therefore, you have better back up your iPad with iTunes in advance.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to iTunes

Make sure you are running the latest version of iTunes, or you need to update it first. Use a lightning USB cable to connect iPad to the computer. Launch iTunes if it does not open automatically.

Step 2. Enter your iPad into recovery mode

Press and hold "Home" button and "Power" button simultaneously. Do not release them even though the Apple logo appears. When you see "Connect to iTunes" screen showing up, you can stop holding two buttons.

Recover iPad update stuck

Step 3. Recover iPad update stuck using iTunes

Choose "Restore" when you are prompted whether to update or restore your iPad by iTunes. Wait and restore your iPad to fix iPad update stuck issue. If the whole process takes more than 15 minutes, your iPad will exit recovery mode. As a result, repeat above operations to restore an iPad with iTunes for one more time.

Part 4. Fix iPad Update Stuck with iOS System Recovery Tool

The ultimate solution to exit iPad update stuck is to use Apeaksoft iOS System Recovery. It is your best iOS system recover tool that can fix a disabled or frozen iPad, iPhone and iPod without data loss. There is no need to erase iPad contents and then restore from iTunes to get out of iPad update stuck on verifying or Apple logo. You just need to tap few clicks and then you can get a "new" iPad, which has been updated to the latest iOS version safely.

iOS System Recovery

  • Fix iPad stuck from restart loop, update, frozen, recovery mode, Apple logo, etc. to normal state
  • Repair iOS system only without putting your device at risky.
  • Support iOS 10.3/11/12 and iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/SE/6s Plus/6s/6 Plus/6/5s/5c/5/4S, iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad mini, iPod and more.
  • Easy to use and safe enough to cause no data loss during iOS system repairing.
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This powerful iOS system repairing software can easily fix various iOS system issues on iPhone, iPad and iPod. Whether your iPhone stuck on Apple logo, restart loop, update, DFU mode, recovery mode, or iPad froze on Apple logo, you can rely on it to get out of trouble.

How to Fix iPad Update Stuck without Data Loss

Step 1. Launch iOS System Recovery

Download and install the iPad update stuck fixing app on your Windows or Mac computer. Select "More Tools" and then click "iOS System Recovery" to access its main interface.

Launch iOS System Recovery

Step 2. Start to fix iPad update stuck error

Read following items before fixing iPad stuck on update screen. Click "Start" button in the lower right corner.

Start to fix iPad update stuck error

Step 3. Put your iPad into recovery/DFU mode

Put your iPad into recovery mode according to the on-screen guide. After that, iOS System Recovery can detect your frozen iPad.

Put your iPad into recovery/DFU mode

Step 4. Fix iPad update stuck safely

Confirm your iPad information and choose which iOS version you want to update. Hit "Repair" button to download firmware package and repair iPad from abnormal back to normal state.

Fix iPad update stuck safely

After that, you can exit iPad update stuck on downloading, update and connect with iTunes. Actually, iOS System Recovery can fix all kinds of iPad and iPhone frozen or disabled situations, as well as iPhone and iPod issues. Therefore, if you are looking for a time-saving and data-protecting system recovery tool, then Apeaksoft iOS System Recovery is your first and best choice. Hope you can fix iPad to normal state during or after an iOS update quickly.

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