There are many times when we have to restore our iPads due to critical errors. These errors are frequently encountered after updating the iPad software. Sometimes this happens when you have updated an older model with the new iOS update and at other times it happens because of a faulty connection or a faulty cable. In either case, Apple is quick to point out saying that “ There is a problem with the iPhone/iPad, that requires it to be updated or restored.” When you try to restore the iPhone or iPad, you get this weird error message that says iPad could not be restored as No device found.
In order to fix this problem, you may have to try the steps below a few times before it works. (Particularly the steps 4, 5 and 6)
Step – 1 Turn your iPad off completely.
Step – 2 Make sure your PC/Mac is running the latest iTunes. You can always find the latest version of iTunes at Apple’s site by clicking here. You can go to iTunes on your computer and click on Check for updates. If there is latest update available it will show you the message and ask you to update your iTunes.
Step – 3 This step is also a basic iTunes troubleshooting step. This requires that you check if your computer is running the latest Operating software. If you are using a mac it is easy to check this. Click on the Apple Menu > App Store.. > Click on Updates. You should be able to see the latest OS X that is available to you to update your Mac. If you do decide to update your software, please make sure that you restart your computer.
Step – 4 Remove any USB devices connected to your computer other than the basic devices such as your keyboard / mouse etc. Now, connect your connector lead to USB on your Computer.
Step – 5 *Important Step*. Please make sure that you press and hold the power button on ipad. Now connect the connector to your iPad while continuing to press the power button. Release the power button once your computer recognizes your iPad.
Step – 6 Next, you can do the restore.
Please note that you may have to the steps a few times before it actually works. Please let us know if this fixed your issue. If the steps did not address your issue, you may have to take your iPad to an Apple Store and get it checked out.