iPad Recovery: Recover Lost Photos, Videos, Contacts & Notes from iPad

You lost data on your iPad because it went into recovery mode and you did the restore? Or you accidently deleted some importantly photos, videos, or contacts on your iPad? Keep your shirts on. Whenever you find that you’ve lost some important data on your iPad, there is a chance for you to get them back if you try the iPad recovery software – Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS.

Whenever you find you’ve lost or deleted some data on your iPad, please stop using your iPad right away. The moment you delete files on your iPad, these files not disappear right away, but stay on your iPad, waiting to be overwritten by new data. If you continue using your iPad, then it’s very likely you’ll make these deleted files gone forever. And the next, find a computer nearby and follow one of the methods below to recover lost data from iPad.

iPad Data Recovery – Recover Lost/Deleted Photos, Videos, Contacts, Notes from iPad

Support multiple iPads: iPad Air, iPad mini, The New iPad, iPad 2, iPad 1 and more;
3 recovery modes: Recover data from iPad directly, iTunes and iCloud backup files;
Save recovered messages, notes, and contacts directly to iPad;
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3 Solutions to Retrieve Deleted/Lost Data from iPad with the iPad Data Recovery Tool

Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS offers you 3 recovery modes to retrieve deleted or lost photos, videso, contacts, and more on iPad. You just need to download Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) on your computer and follow one of the following solutions to learn how to use this iPad data recovery software

Solution 1: Recover Deleted iPad Data via iTunes Backup

If you've backed up your iPad to iTunes before losing or deleting files, then this way is the best option for you to recover lost data from iPad

Step 1 Choose the iPad backup to scan

Choose the "Recovery from iTunes backup file" mode on the top of the window, and all iDevice backups will be shown here. You only need to choose the backup of your iPad and click and proceed to "Start Scan".

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Step 2 Preview and recover iPad data

Here all files in iTunes backup file have been sorted into category and displayed, and you can preview and check them one by one. After preview, check those you want back and click "Recover". Right now, when you try to recover deleted or lost text messages, notes, and contacts from iPad, there will be two options: Recover to Device and Recover to Computer. If you want to get the data back to your iPad, then choose 'Recover to Device'. For other file types, you can only recover them to your computer.

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Solution 2: Retrieve Deleted iPad Data via iCloud Backup

Step 1 Download and extract your iCloud backup

Click Recover from iCloud Backup File on the top of the program's window. Then log in your iCloud account. After that, choose the backup file you want to download it. To save your time, in the new pop-up, check your needed file types to download. You know, the iCloud backup file is very large. By selecting the file type to download, it will reduce the time spending on the downloading process.

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Step 2 Preview and recover iPad data

Once the scan stops, you can preview all the extracted files in the iCloud backup file. Choose the files you need and preview them. When you find these files you need, click Recover to save them on your computer. As for notes, contacts and messages, you can recover them to your computer or recover them back to your iPad. It's up to you.

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Solution 3: Directly Recover Deleted Data from iPad

Step 1 Find deleted data on iPad

To get started, connect your iPad to your computer. Then run Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS and click on the Start Scan button appearing in the window to scan your iPad. Don't disconnect your iPhone during the scanning process.

Note: For iPad 1 users, you also can switch to an Advanced Mode through the button at the lower-right corner. It's better for recovering media content. Right now, recovering photos directly from iPad mini, iPad, 2, iPad Air, and the latest iPad models is not supported yet. In this case, you can try solution 1 and solution 2 to retrieve photos for your iPad.

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Step 2 Preview and recover iPad data

When the scan is complete, you can click the left file category to preview all of the found files one by one. Then selectively recover the items you need and click Recover to save them to your computer or iPad. Now only notes, text messages, and contacts can be saved to your iPad again.

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Product-related questions? Speak directly to our Support Team >>

First, if you didn't save the video after you trimmed it, there is no way to get it back. Also, if you didn't back it up, you still can't retrieve it directly from the iPad 2, no one can do it. Therefore, please make sure that you've backed your video up before. If you have no idea, please download the trial version of Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS to have a try at first. It can help to check the content of your iTunes and iCloud backup files.
I 'trimmed' an important video on my ipad 2 by accident and I've lost almost all of it, I still have 5 seconds but nothing else. No icloud or itunes backup exists. Will this find and retrieve the full video for me?
I got totally lost. When doing the updating, generally speaking, "recovery mode" will not be enabled. If your iPad is in recovery mode, you should get it out of recovery mode and then delete photos on your ipad manually.
hannah G
yes i was updating my school ipad and the " recovery mode" thing came up and i tried everything until i plugged it into my computer and it said to restore everything and i dont want everything lost on my ipad and i was wondering how do i delete pictures from my ipad without deleting everything some one please help me out i have important things to do projects and art work that i need to do!!
Download the program and scan your iPad to see whether the contacts are there or not.
I lost all my contacts in my iPad (first model). Please help. Thanks!
Dr.Fone for iOS 4.0.1 allows you to recover data from third-party apps. Please check the category of "App Documents" after the scan.
Will the recovery software work for documents in Pages? I've tried to read through your helpful comments but all I seem to see is iTunes related stuff recovered-thank you!
I have some tips for you and hope they're useful for you:1. If you have other iDevice and enabled it with the same iCloud ID, you can check the device first. 2. If you have synced your device to iTunes before, you can check the iTunes backup. 3. You can use Wondershare Dr.Fone For iOS to scan it if it's an iPad 1. 4. If you've ever put the photo on your computer, you can try Wondershare Data Recovery for Mac to scan your computer and find it.
Laura Elliott
Last week took Spectacular photos of Ozarks in full fall color. Moved 50 of them from Camera roll to a new album, it may as well have been the trash. Went out of album to move 2 more in, then the album had two photos. Only. Went to icloud on my computer, they are not there. Did Wondershare, every other suggestion I could find on the www... I am sick. Where oh where, why oh why?
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