4 Solutions for Stuck in a Bootloop After iPadOS 13 Update

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Stuck in a bootloop after updating to iPadOS 13 is quite a common issue happened toward iPad users. The possible cause of this boot loop issue on your iPad is the unfinished or interrupted update. But we believe that there are more unknown reason for this. However, we have several solutions to fix the bootloop on iPadOS. Scroll down to read them all.

How to Fix iPad Bootloop After iOS 13 Update

How to Fix iPad Bootloop After iOS 13 Update

Method 1. Force Restart iPad

When the iPad stucks on the apple logo for quite some time, you can try to do a force restart on your iPad device. This simple action is pretty useful sometimes for basic iPad problem like a boot loop. Follow the instructions below to force restart iPad:

  1. Press the volume up button for one second.
  2. Then, press the volume down button for one second.
  3. Next, press and hold the Top button for at least 5 seconds.
  4. Wait for the Apple logo to appear.
  5. Finally, release the Top button.

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Wait for the iPad to reboot and check if the boot loop persists on iPad. If it does, then you can try the second method.

Method 2. Update iPadOS via Finder or iTunes

The reason why you face a boot loop on your iPad is probably because of the unfinished update or the update was interrupted. To fix this, you can try to update iPadOS once again using Finder or iTunes.

  1. Connect your iPad to your Mac.
  2. Launch iTunes or open Finder if you use MacOS Catalina.
  3. Choose your iPad in iTunes or under Locations in Finder.
  4. Click on the Check for Update button.
  5. If an update is available, press Download and Update.
  6. Insert the passcode.
  7. Confirm and let the download finished.

Note: Ensure that your internet connection is stable before you update the iPad.

Method 3. Use Recovery Mode

If you have backed up your iPad in advance, you can try to restore your iPad using the Recovery Mode feature. Some iPad users find this option useful to fix boot loop in iPad. The steps to restore iPad are as follows:

  1. Connect your iPad to your Mac.
  2. Do a force restart, press and hold the Power button.
  3. Keep pressing the Power button when the Apple logo appears.
  4. Release the Power button when you see a text Connect to iTunes or Finder on the screen.
  5. Move to your Mac and search for a message about your device in the Recovery Mode.
  6. Click on the Restore button if you want to recover the iPad directly.
  7. Or, press the Update button to update your iPad.

Wait for the process to be completed. Be patient.

Method 4. Reset iPad

Resetting iPad is the ultimate solution you should try when all the above methods fail. But this method comes with a great consequence: you will lose all data and apps in your iPad. If you are fine with that, you can proceed it by following the instructions below:

  1. Launch iTunes or Finder and connect your iPad.
  2. Tap on Trust This Computer or insert the passcode if asked.
  3. Select your iPad device and click on Restore.
  4. Confirm the action by tapping on the Restore button again.
  5. iTunes or Finder will start erasing the data in your iPad and install the latest iPadOS.
  6. Once it is completed, it will restart.
  7. Set up your iPad or restore the iPad if you have backed it up in advance.


Stuck in a bootloop is quite annoying. But we hope the methods above can help you fix boot loop issue on iPad. To prevent yourself from this issue happens again in the future, we suggest you to back up your iPad regularly.

If you have any questions related to methods above, feel free to write in the comments box below. Thank you for reading. Have a day, Folks!

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