Your iPod, just like any other gadget, is prone to technical issues. One of the major glitches that almost every iOS user has had to face is the issue of their device getting stuck in the recovery mode. This is a common problem found to have affected all the different iOS devices including iPod too. Here are a few reasons behind an iPod getting stuck in recovery mode:

  • Recovery mode got unintentionally activated or was activated to resolve another issue
  • You attempted to jailbreak your iPod and it wasn't successful
  • You had recently updated to the latest version of iOS that triggered the recovery mode issue

When this problem occurs, your iPod device would not switch on or at times you may even find that it is going through multiple cycles of the boot up process but never shows the home screen. Now, let's learn what you should do when iPod stuck in recovery mode.

Part 1. Common Solutions to the "iPod is Stuck in Recovery Mode" Issue

Apple is aware of this “iPod recovery mode stuck” issue and suggests some official ways to rectify it as well. However, you stand to lose all your data with these methods, as given below.

Step 1.

With your iPod in Recovery mode, connect it to your computer and launch iTunes. It is possible that you may need to press and hold the Home button while you do this. iTunes should now detect your device and give an option to restore it from a backup. If your iPod is not in Recovery mode, then skip this step.

Step 2.

With the iPod disconnected from your computer, turn it off. Press and hold the Sleep button for a few seconds till you get the red coloured slider. Now, use the slider to power off your iPod. In case this doesn't work, press and hold the Sleep and Home buttons together to reboot your iPod.

Note: Make sure that your iPod has enough of charge, if needed plug it in to the charger for 10 or more minutes.

Step 3.

Now, press and hold the "Home" button while you connect the iPod with the USB cable, which should switch it on. Don't release the "Home" button yet though. Keep on holding till you see the image as given, with the iTunes logo and the image of the USB cable appears on the screen.

If iTunes is not running yet, launch it so that it can detect the iPod connected to the computer. Once the iTunes detects your iPod in recovery mode, it should be very easy to restore it then by simply following the instructions.

Part 2. Best Solution to the "iPod Gets Stuck in Recovery Mode" Issue

This is certainly the most exciting part of this article, where we will introduce you to the amazing software called iSkysoft iSkysoft Toolbox - iOS System Recovery, which is an excellent data recovery tool for iOS devices and is also fully compatible with iPod. We highly recommend that you use it in order to avoid any data loss while getting your iPod out of the recovery mode and fixed.

Step 1. Connect iPod with Computer

To begin, download and install iSkysoft Toolbox for iOS. Now, connect your iPod with your computer and launch the application. From the main screen of the app, select the option of "System Recovery". Once the iPod is connected with the application, hit "Start".

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Step 2: Restore Your iPod to Normal without Data Loss

Now, it should automatically list the latest version of iOS for you to select and download for your iPod. Click on the "Download" button to do that and that's it. Your job is done now. Even after the download of the latest firmware is over, the tool will keep on repairing your iPod and at the end display the message to you that your device is starting to normal.

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