How to Recover iPad Lost Data after Upgrading to iOS 7
Since the release of the new iOS 7, lots of people, especially Apple's big fans, can't wait to upgrade their devices to it. It's a good thing to keep up with trends, but get the preparatory work done first when you act. What's the preparatory work? Backing up the data on your device like iPad. Without backing up the data, you may not have any chance to get it back when you have a need. If you have nothing to lose, you can choose to restore your iPad from the backup via iTunes. If there is new data on your iPad and you can't afford to lose it, you can choose another way to get the previous data back, relying on a third-party tool.
Recover iPad data lost due to iOS 7 upgrading
Have an iPad data recovery program before you decide to do other things. Can't find one? Here's a suggestion: Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Mac) or Wondershare Dr.Fone for iOS (Windows), a dependable and effective iPad data recovery tool. Both programs will help you retrieve the lost data after upgrading your iPad to iOS 7 by extracting the iTunes backup. Also, it enables you to definitely preview the lost data before you decide to recover, regardless of you're using iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, or even the previous versions.
Download the trial version below to consider a go.
Step 1. Install and run
Here let's take the Windows as an example. Mac users can also follow it and take similar steps to recover iPad data after upgrading to iOS 7.
When you download the program on your computer, install it on your computer. Then double click the program's icon on the desktop to run it. The main window looks like this:
Step 2. Choose a recovery mode and extract the backup
As the window shown above, there are two recovery modes appearing on the top: Recover from iOS Device and Recover from iTunes Backup File. Choose the later one, and you'll see the window below.
All iTunes backup files on your computer have been found and displayed for you. Choose the one for your iPad and click Start Scan to extract it.
Step 3. Recover data lost on your iPad after upgrading to iOS 7
The scanning will only cost you a few seconds. When it's completed, you can check all data in the backup file of your iPad, like contacts, messages, photos, video, notes, and more. Preview them one by one and mark the items you want. Then click Recover to save them to your computer.
As to the recovered contacts, photos and videos, you can put them back to your iPad via Address Book and iTunes. You can also just keep them on your computer if you wish.