“My little son played my iPad and reset iPad to factory settings when I was cooking in kitchen; I found that all the data lost, include some important notes and photos, then I thought of I could restore iPad lost data from iTunes backup. however when I run the iTunes on the Mac, it didn’t work and it seemed that something wrong with the iTunes. I couldn’t extract data from iTunes backup .What should I do? I am eager restore lost data on iPad, how can I recover iPad lost data on iPad after restoring it to factory settings without iTunes?”
Restore iPad to factory setting and lost all your data on iPad? If someone encounters such a situation, maybe the first thought also is restore lost data from iPad backup. Well, if you have synced your iPad with iTunes, iTunes will create an iPad backup file automatically and save it on your Mac so that you can recover iPad lost data from iTunes backup. But what if the iTunes doesn’t work and you couldn’t access the folder of backup files to extract anything from it, at this time, What you need is iPad Data Recovery for Mac, which can help you extract data from iTunes backup and recover iPad lost data on Mac. Furthermore, you are allowed to directly retrieve data from iPad if you don’t have any backup files.
Let’s check the steps below.
Free download iPad Data Recovery for Mac .If you are running a computer, you can get the Windows version and doing the same operations as below on your PC.both of them supports iPad air, iPad mini, iPad mini2,iPad3,iPad2,etc.
Part 1: How to recover iPad lost data by extracting it from iTunes Backup
Note: If you want to recover lost data from iTunes backup, please remember not to sync your iPad with iTunes when you realize that you’ve lost data, or the previous iTunes backup file will be overwritten after the sync.
Step 1: Select iTunes backup file to scan
Launch iPad data recovery, Then you’ll get the following interface, select “Recover from iTunes Backup”
All your iTunes backup files of your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch which has ever synced with iTunes on your Mac will be automatically found and listed here. Select the one for your iPad and click “Start Scan” button to begin iTunes backup extracting.
Step 2: Preview and restore iPad data
After scanning finished, all your files backed up by iTunes can be found and displayed in categories. Preview the content at first, then selectively mark and recover those you want by clicking “Recover” button to save them on your Mac.
Notes：you can check the box “Uncheck all“ to unselect all files, and then select what you want one by one. If you only want to regain deleted files, please check the box “only display the deleted items” to list deleted files only, so that you can easily restore the deleted files and save time.
Part 2: How to directly recover lost data from iPad without iTunes backup
Step 1: Connect your iPad to Mac
Run iPad Data Recovery for Mac. Connect your iPad to Mac via a USB cable, Choose “Recover from iOS Device”.
Step 2: Start to scan your iPad
Then the software begins scanning your iPad automatically for lost data, all the data on your iPad would be detected and listed.
Step 3: Preview and selectively recover files on Mac
After the scan, all found data are displayed in categories, like contacts, messages, message attachments, call history, camera roll, photo stream, photo library, calendar, notes, reminders, voice memos and safari bookmark. You can preview the contents and selectively mark those files you want, click the “Recover” button after making your decision to save them on your Mac.