If you accidently deleted photos from your iPad, or you have your iPad stolen, damaged, or missing, but you still save so many precious data on it, one of your options to get back your lost data is to restore iPad from backup. Fortunately, backing up and restoring an iPad's data is as easy as apple pie. iTunes creates a backup of your iPad each time you sync it with iTunes automatically, unless you have your system set up for manual configuration. You can restore iPad from iTunes backup in 2 ways. Keep on reading for details.
Firstly, you need to confirm that you have synced your iPad with iTunes before your data loss.
Solution 1: Restore your iPad Data Directly from iTunes
What You Need: iTunes Software
Pro: This is the easiest way to restore iPad from backup. Plug in your iPad to your PC and run iTunes. Click the File menu and select "Devices". If you successfully saved a back up from the earlier step, you can click on the option "Restore from Backup". Now you can get back your previous data from iTunes backup.
Con: For one thing, all the data existing on your iPad will be erased by the previous data after restore. This means if you want to recover photos only, the other data on your iPad will be overwritten by the data within this backup file. For the other thing, if your iPad is missing or damaged, or you want to restore data from unworkable iPad, you have to turn to the second solution below.
Solution 2: Restore your iPad Data by Extracting iTunes Backup
Pro: Overcome all the shortcomings of "Restore from Backup"function in iTunes. You can: keep the existing data on your iPad and just restore the lost data by selectively recovering; No need to connect your iPad to your computer, and can recover data from damaged, lost, stolen or missing iPad.
Con: A small yet cost-effective charge.
How to Restore iPad from iTunes Backup?
Step 1: Select the Backup File
Even though, the backup file is generated by iTunes, but you can't read this file on your computer. This software lists this copy of backup file as below. Select it and hit "Start Scan".
After Scanning, all the content on your iPad are listed to get ready for extracting. Select the file type and tick the files on the left. And then click "Recover" to restore deleted iPad files from backup.
Step 3: Save the Restored iPad Data
Navigate a folder on your computer to save the restored files, and click "Save"to confirm.