How to Fix iPad Attempting Data Recovery and Recover Lost Data

So I have an iPad Pro & when I got it updated from 11 to 12, using iTunes on Windows 10, before restoring from a backup. On the final boot up I got a screen saying 'Attempting data recovery'. Anyone else see this? What should I do?

Some users see the Attempting data recovery message when updating iPadOS 13 or iOS 12. with iTunes. For most cases, it will automatically finish and recover the backup to your device. However, is some cases, iPad gets stuck on Attempting data recovery screen and never gets past, or iPad has not really been recovered after its completing. Thus, how to fix iPad stuck on Attempting data recovery loop and recover data if iPad Attempting data recovery fails? Here are the solutions.

Part 1. How to Fix iPad Attempting Data Recovery Stuck on iOS 12/13 Update?

If your iPad unfortunately gets stuck on Attempting data recovery screen, you can try force restarting your iPad for a try.

Here are the steps to force restart an iPad:

Force restart iPad with Face ID such as iPad 2018 iPad Pro, you need to:

  • Press and quickly release the Volume Up button.
  • Press and quickly release the Volume Down button.
  • Press and hold the Top button until your iPad restarts.

Force restart an iPad with Home button such as iPad Air, you need to press and hold both the Home and Side (or Top) buttons for at least 10 seconds, untile you see the Apple logo.

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If your device still stuck on Attempting data recovery loop after force restarting, you may need an iOS system repair tool like UltFone iOS System Repair to repair your iPad operating system.

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  • Step 1 Run UltFone iOS System Repair and connect your iPad with the computer. Select "Repair Operating System" on the main interface.

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  • Step 2 Click "Fix Now" and specify a save folder to download firmware to repair your frozen iPad.

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  • Step 3 After downloading. Click "Repair Now" to fix your stuck iPad by repairing operating system. After repairing, you iPad should reboot automatically and already updated to the latest iOS.

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Part 2. How to Recover Data if iPad Attempting Data Recovery Fails?

Attempting data recovery failed/stuck would fail restoring data on your device. If some of your important data are missing on your iPad, an easy way to get them back is using an iPad data recovery tool like iOS Data Recovery. It would directly recover data on your iPad without backup, or restore files from iTunes/iCloud backup without erasing current data on your device.

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  1. 1. To recover data from iPad with backup: Run this iPad data recovery on your Windows or Mac computer, and onnect your iPad to computer via USB cable.

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  2. 2. Select the file types that you'd like to recover. Click "Start Scan" to scan data.

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  3. 3. After scan, you can preview and select your iPad files to recover.

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The Bottom Line

That's all about how to fix iPad stuck on Attempting data recovery and recover missing data if iPad Attempting data recovery fails. We hope solutions in this article would solve your problems.

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