How to Recover Data from Broken/Dead iPad
Chance to recover data from broken iPad
It's really frustrating when your iPad goes broken badly or becomes dead. Since the iPad can't be repaired, saving data from it becomes urgent. Many people only know that they can restore iPad data from iTunes backup with another iOS device if there is. Actually, there are still other ways.
As we know, iTunes backup for your iPad can't be viewed or accessed. If you want to save iPad data on your computer, in fact, you can use a third-party tool to extract the iTunes backup and get all data out of it. This is the first way, relying on your iTunes backup. What if you don't have an iTunes backup? Also, you can use another tool to directly scan your dead iPad for data recovery. Therefore, possibility is very large.
How to recover data from broken, dead iPad
Currently, both Mac users and Windows users can use Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows) to retrieve data on your broken iPad by extracting iTunes backup file or ecover data directly from broken iPad.
Download the free trial version of the program below to have a try.
Here let's take the Wondershare Dr.Fone for example. If you're a Mac user, go here: Recover deleted iPad data.
Step 1. Connect your broken iPad to computer
Run Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS on your computer, then connect your broken iPad to computer. When it's detected, you'll get the interface as follows. There are two recovery modes: Recover from iOS Device, and Recover from iTunes Backup File. Try the first one next.
For iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, The new iPad and iPad 2 (recover contacts, messages, notes, call history, calendars, reminders and Safari bookmarks):
For iPad1 (recover camera roll, photo stream, photo library, contacts, messages, notes, call history, calendars, reminders, voice memos, and Safari bookmarks): You need to download a plug-in at first.
Step 2. Scan your broken iPad
Now, click Start Scan to directly scan your iPad if it can be recognized by the software. If you use iPad 1, you need to follow steps displayed in the interface above to enter the device's scanning mode:
- Hold your iPad, and click the Start button.
- Hold Power and Home buttons at the same time when you click Start for exactly 10 seconds. The program will count the time for you.
- Release the Power button when the 10 seconds passed, but keep holding the Home button for anther 15 seconds.
When you're told that you've successfully entered the DFU mode, you can release Home and begin scanning your iPad as follows.
Step 3. Preview & save iPad data on your computer
After the scan, you can preview the whole data on your iPad. Mark those you want and click Recover to save them on your computer.
Note: Data found here includes what you have on your iPad now and those you deleted before. You can slide the button on the top of the window to only display deleted items.