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

Have you ever been in a situation that you get your iPad data lost, such as delete data accidentally, get iPad stolen or broken, repaired that asks you to erase all data on iPad, reset your iPad mistakenly, corruption or iOS upgrade causing data loss, and the like? Is there any way to get back the lost iPad data when the disaster strikes?

Yes, there is a way for your iPad data recovery. So, don't be worried. Apple is nice. iTunes generates a backup file automatically when you sync your iPad with it. Then you can recover photos, videos, notes, calendar and contacts for iPad easily from this backup file. Or you can directly scan your iPad to recover data from it, if you don't have a backup.

How to perform iPad recovery for photos, videos, etc.

However, Apple is still not nice enough. The auto backup refuses to be previewed or taken any content out of it. To recover data of iPad, you need an iPad data recovery tool. Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) can be helpful, which enables you to preview the backup file and restore contacts, photos, videos, calendar and notes, etc., no matter your device is iPad 1, iPad 2, the new iPad, iPad mini or iPad with Retina Display. Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS is fully compatible with iOS 8 right now! It means you can even this this tool to recover files from iPad that running in iOS 8. You can recover all of them at one time or recover them selectively. If you don't have an iTunes backup, you can also use the software to directly scan your iPad to recover deleted data from it.

Download the trial version of Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS for free below now.

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Next, let's recover iPad data with Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac). Windows users please choose the Windows version and take the similar steps.

Step 1. Choose the iPad backup to scan

Install and run the iPad recovery tool on your computer. Don't connect and sync your iPad with iTunes when you recover data from your iPad.

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 proceed to "Start Scan".

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Step 2. Recover iPad data

Here all contents in iTunes backup file has been displayed, and you can preview and check them one by one. After preview, check those you want back and hit to "Recover" and save them.

ipad data recovery

Step 3. Do remember to backup well

To avoid losing files from your iPad, please remember to backup it on your computer well.

Watch the video tutorial below

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Further Reading

Recover iPhone messages: This guide shows you how to retrieve deleted text messages from iPhone in different ways.
Recover deleted photos on iPhone: This article shows you how to recover deleted photos on iPhone in different ways.
Recover iPhone iMessages: You can recover deleted contacts without a backup on iPhone with 3 steps at ease.

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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?
Marilyn, it's hard to recover lost data from updated device, because updating can usually make the lost data overwritten. If you have synced your iPad with iTunes recently, you can use Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS to recover from it. Anyway, you can also try to scan your iPad 2 if you can't find it there. Just download the trial version to have a try first.
Marilyn Lara
When my Ipad2 was updated just recently, I lost all of my password that had been reminders. These of course they were college pass words etc. will this trial work to recover those? Marilyn


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