The Comparison of 3 Professional iPad Data Recovery Tools in 2018

There are very many different types of iPad data recovery tools in the market, but unfortunately many of them are not that effective. You must be curious about how to choose from these tools and avoid the waste of your money. There are truly some iPad data recovery tools that are better than the rest when it comes to effectiveness. In addition, based on your needs, the best tool could be different for different people.

In this article, we are going to compare 3 most popular iPad data recovery tools which are iMyFone D-Back, Wondershare Dr.Fone, iMobie Phonerescue. We take a look at these four tools in detail from several different perspectives and compare them with one another to help you choose only the best for your needs.

1. Data Types Each Tool Supports

Since you have to be certain that a data recovery tool will recover the specific data you have lost, we thought we'd begin ththe comparison with the types of data each tool can recover. The following table shows each tool and the types of data it can recover.

iPad Data Recovery Tool

Data Types Supported

iMyFone D-Back WhatsApp, Kik, WeChat, Viber, Line, QQ, Photos, Videos, Contacts, Messages, iMessages, Call History, Safari History, Notes, Voice Memos, Reminders, Safari Bookmarks, App Videos, App Photos, Calendars
Wondershare Dr.Fone Messages, Contacts, Call History, Notes, Calendar, Safari Bookmarks, WhatsApp,
Reminder, Photos, Voice Memos, Videos, Voicemail,
App's Videos, App's Photos, App's Documents
iMobie Phonerescue Contacts, Call History, Messages, Voicemail, Calendars, Reminders, Notes, Safari Bookmarks, Safari History, Voice Memo, Photos, Videos, WhatsApp, Line, Kik, App Videos, App Photos, App Documents

All the tools support to recover the attachments of the messenger apps. As you can see, the data types that iMyFone D-Back supports are more than the other tools, especially when it comes to recover the third-party messenger apps, such as Line, Viber, WeChat, Kik, QQ. If you want to recover Voicemail and App Documents, you need to choose Wondershare Dr.Fone and iMobie Phonerescue.

2. Tips to Compare Recovery Results

Another thing you have to consider when selecting a data recovery tool is whether or not the data can be recovered. Before we compare the recovery results of the tools, here are some tips that we want to inform you regarding the recovery results. These tips should help you determine the recovery results for any of the four iPad data recovery tools we are talking about.

  • Each tool may display the recovered data in different ways, so, don't focus only on the number next to each data type. Instead, click on it and go check the details to find out if the data has actually been recovered.
  • Some tools will take photos from the recently deleted folder and mark them as recovered photos, but the photos are still on the iPad. Therefore you need to check one by one to see if there are what you have deleted.
  • For message recovery, some tools will count the number of messages on the device; others will count the contacts. For example, if there is only one conversation in WhatsApp, some tools will show the quantity of the messages in the thread, but some will only show 1 next to the data type.

3. Recovery Results Comparison

Although these tools may use the same recovery technique, the results differ from one tool to another. As explained above, the tools display the different data in different ways, so we will use the tools to scan the same device and show you some data types that they display in the same way. The following are our findings in relation to the four iPad data recovery tools we are focusing on.

  • Safari Bookmarks




  • Contacts

If you'd like to recover contacts, iMyFone D-Back is the best choice since it will recover more than the other tools do.




  • Call History

If you want to recover call history, you may try iMyFone D-Back first which recovers more call history than the other iPad data recovery tools do.




  • Notes

iMyFone D-Back and Wondershare Dr.Fone recovers more Notes than the other tools do. Check the details after the scanning since we found some deleted notes these 2 tools recover are different.




The above results we get only works for the device we test. Things may be different in your case.

4. Price of the 3 iPad Data Recovery Tools

The following is a comparison of all four iPad data recovery tools in regards to pricing and the different licenses you can choose.

iPad Data Recovery Tool

Basic License

Family License

Multi-User License

Business License

iMyFone D-Back $49.95 (Lifetime/unlimited PC) $69.95 (Lifetime/unlimited PC) It depends. More details $396.95 lifetime for unlimited devices
Wondershare Dr. Fone $69.95 (Lifetime/1 PC) $79. 92 (Lifetime/1 PC) You can customize a license. $399.00 per year for unlimited devices
iMobie PhoneRescue $49.99 (Lifetime/1 PC) $69.99 (Lifetime/5 PC) Not Applicable Not Applicable

5. User Experience

When talking about user experience, we will first think about the compatibility. The comparison chart below shows the compatibility of the 3 iPad data recovery tools:

iPad Data Recovery Tool

Compatible OS

Supported iPad Models

Recovery Methods

iMyFone D-Back Windows and Mac All models of iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPad and iPad Pro Recover from iOS devices or iTunes/iCloud backups
Wondershare Dr. Fone Windows and Mac All iPad Pro models, iPad air, iPad mini and iPad Recover from iOS devices or iTunes/iCloud backups
iMobie PhoneRescue Windows and Mac iPad Pro, iPad Mini 4, iPad Mini 3, iPad Air 3, iPad Air 2, iPad Air, iPad 4 Recover from iOS devices or iTunes/iCloud backups

As you can see, all the 3 tools are compatible with all kinds of iPad models and computer OS. The recovery methods are also the same. Regarding the iOS version, only iMyFone D-Back and Wondershare Dr. Fone states that they supports iOS 12 for now. About the time for scanning your iPad, it takes less time when using iMyFone D-Back.

6. Other Features

This chart shows some of the other features you may want on a data recovery tool. You will know more differences between them.

iPad Data Recovery Tool

Fix iOS System

Preview Photos

Actually Recover Data Before Purchase

Preview Recoverable Data Before Purchase

iMyFone D-Back Yes Yes No Yes
Wondershare Dr. Fone Yes Yes No Yes
iMobie PhoneRescue Yes Yes No No
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