How to Restore iPad without iTunes When Tragedy Happened
Apple's iPad is a computer just like a laptop or desktop. However, not like a laptop or desktop, there is no trash bin to store your deleted files from iPad. That means if you accidently deleted files on your iPad, it's a bit tricky for you to find your lost files.
Restore iPad data with iTunes backup files
Luckily, your files have not gone forever, and you can restore contacts, photos, notes, messages from your iPad. iTunes generates a backup file when you synced your iPad with it each time. However, Apple is not so nice, and you are not able to preview this backup file and take any content from it.
To do so, you need to apply on third-party applications - iTunes Data Recovery( iPad Restore Software) and iTunes Data Recovery for Mac( iPad Restore for Mac Software). They are assistants that enable you to extract and preview the backup file and restore files from iPad (including iPad, iPad 2, the new iPad or iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad mini with Retina Display and iPad Air).
Recover iPad lost data with iPad Data Recovery
Somethimes, things get worse -- You don't have such a backup file. This may happen when you inadvertently deleted the file or the file became corrupted for some reasons. If so, you are able to turn to another utility: iPad Data Recovery- iPad Restore software. It is a straightforward way to restore iPad photos, notes, Safari bookmarks, calendar and more directly from iPad without backup file.
Follow the instructions below on how to restore iPad files:
Download iTunes Data Recovery Software:
Step 1: Select the Backup File to Restore iPad Air/mini 2/4/3/Mini
Launch iTunes Data Recovery program to restore iPad from backu, and your backup file appears with your device's name, sync date and serial number. Click "Start Scan".
Step 2: Restore Deleted iPad Data (including Music, Photos, Videos and More)
After Scanning, all your iPad files are able to preview. Select the file type and tick the files on the left. And then click "Recover". such as recover iPad photos.
Step 3: Restore iPad and Save
Navigate a folder on your computer to save the restoreed iPad files, and click "Save" to confirm.
No backup file? Never mind! Try iPad Data Recovery to restore iPad videos, photos, Safari bookmarks without backup. For preparation, connect your iPad to your computer.
Step 1: Enter the DFU Mode (For iPad 1 Only)
This step is for iPad 1 only. For higher versions, skip to Step 2. Launch this software , click "Start". Press "Home" and "Power" button on your iPad at the same time. Hold them for about 10 seconds (the program will count it for you). Then release "Power" and keep pressing "Home" for another 10 seconds. Then you have put your iPhone into DFU mode.
Step 2: Scan Deleted iPad Files
When the program says it is ready for scan your iPad, click "Start Scan" to start scanning lost files on iPad.
Step 3: Select and Restore Lost iPad Files
Then all the files on iPad are listed in categories: photos, messages, contacts, Safari bookmarks, etc. You are allowed to preview all kinds of files before restore. Select the category on the left and tick the files you need to restore on the right. Click "Recover" and specify a location on your computer to save the restored iPad files. Then hold "Home" and "Power" button until the Apple logo appears to exsit DFU mode.
So, with this iPad Data Recovery tool, you can directly recover all your deleted data from iPad in minutes.
Additional: How to Restore iPad to Original Factory Settings?
In some cases, iTunes Data Recovery can also be refered to as restore iPad to factory settings and deleting all data. If you to need to give your iPad to a new owner without any of your data remaining on the device. It can also be a great troubleshooting step for an iPad with frequent problems. The restore of the factory default settings can clean out any corrupted data on the iPad, which can fix some problems. If that's what you want to do, go on:
- Step 1: Connect the iPad to your PC or Mac using a USB cable. iTunes will automatically open.
- Step 2: Click on your iPad under the device tab on the left side of the screen.
- Step 3: Click on the "Restore" button highlighted in the image above.
- Step 4: Choose "Back up" from the dialog box when iTunes prompt you.
- Step 5: Choose "Restore and Update".
- Step 6: The iPad will reboot and all data will be erased.
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