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How to Recover Lost Data on iPad after iOS 11 Update?

September 27, 2017 04:58 pm / Updated by Jerry Cook to iPad Topics
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“I lost my data including iBooks and calendars from my iPad Air 2 after updating to iOS 11. Is there any way to get back my lost data from my iPad?”

Data loss during iOS 11 update is commonly heard of during these days, when many iPhone/iPad/iPod users update their devices to iOS 11 to explore new features of the system, but find that some or all of their photos, music, videos, iMessages, Safari bookmarks, iBooks, or FaceTime call history are missing. While those who have backed up their iPad before updating their device can retrieve their iPad lost files either from iCloud or iTunes, those who have not may try their best to find a data recovery software for iPad that helps them restore iPad data without backup files.

UltData is such a software that is a pro in recovering lost data on iPhone/iPad/iPod. Whether or not there are iTunes or iCloud backup files to be recover data from, UltData can always get back everything you have lost during iOS 11/10.3.3 update/downgrade or deleted accidentally. This article provides you instructions on how to recover lost data on iPad Pro/iPad Air/iPad Mini/iPad after iOS 11 update with or without iTunes/iCloud backup using the powerful data recovery tool UltData.

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Way 1: Recover iPad Data without iTunes/iCloud Backup

Download and install UltData on your computer. Connect your iPad to the computer and wait the software to recognize your device. Click whatever types of data you wish to recover, or just click “Select All” at the bottom to recover all your iPad data, and click “Start Scan”.

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2.After a few minutes (if you choose to “Select All”, it may take longer) when the software is done with scanning, you can preview the files you choose to scan, including the deleted or lost files. Choose “Show Only Deleted” and choose freely the files you want to recover to your computer, and click “Recover”.

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Way 2: Restore iPad Data from iTunes Backup

If you have backed up your iPad data before updating to iOS 11 in iTunes, lost data recovery becomes much easier. With UltData, you can get back your files.

1.Click “Recover from iTunes Backup Files”. The iTunes backup in your computer will be automatically displayed on the interface for you to recover from. Click “Start Scan” to start the data scanning.

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2.After scanning, choose the files you wish to restore, and click “Recover” to recover the files.

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Way 3: Restore iPad Data from iCoud Backup

1.If you choose “Recover from iCloud Backup Files”, you will need to log in your Apple ID with UltData.

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After login, you will see all the iCloud Backup files, choose the files you wish to restore and click “Next”.

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After scanning, choose the files you wish to restore, and click “Recover” to recover the files.

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1.Different from restoring iPad files directly from iTunes or iCloud account, restoring iTunes/iCloud files through UltData would enable you to preview the details of and your backup files and restore selectively. Moreover, the existed files on y our iPad will not be erased after the data recovery.

2.If the data you wish to recover contains contacts, messages or notes, you may be advised to choose “Recover to Device” or “Recover to Computer”. Other than those, your recovered data will be saved to your computer by default.


If you are one of the unlucky iPad/iPhone/iPod users who have their photos, music or bookmarks lost during iOS 11 update or deleted unnoticed, it will not be a problem anymore now that you have UltData, this multi-functional data recovery tool in hand, which helps you restore all lost files no matter if you have backup files or not.

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