Restoring an iPad to factory settings can be beneficial when you want to fix some iOS system issues such as a device that is stuck on the Apple logo. The only problem with restoring your device is that you will lose all of the contents and settings on your iPad. In other words, the iPad will be completely erased.
If you reset your device, all of the data on it will be lost and you therefore need a way to recover the missing data. In this article we are going to be looking at the different ways you can do that.
Method 1 Recover iPad data after Restore using Official Apple Way
Apple Recommends two different ways you can restore the data on your iPad after a reset. Let’s look at each one.
1.1 Restore from an iCloud Backup
To restore the data from an iCloud backup, follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Turn on the iPad and then follow the om screen instructions until you get to the “Apps & Data” screen. Select “Restore from iCloud Backup.”
Step 2: Sign in to iCloud and select the most relevant backup file. Keep the iPad connected to Wi-Fi until the process is complete.
1.2 Restore from an iTunes Backup
You can also restore the iPad from an iTunes backup. To do so, follow these simple steps.
Step 1: Open iTunes on your computer and then connect the iPad to the computer using USB cables.
Step 2: Select the iPad and then click “Restore Backup” in iTunes. Select the backup you want to restore. Click “restore” and the process will begin. Keep the phone connected through the entire process.
Method 2 Selectively Recover iPad Data after Restore via 3rd-Party Tool
While these two methods are entirely effective, they do have a major problem. You are unable to select the types of files you want to recover because you are unable to gain access to the backup file.
You can solve this problem by using a tool that allows you to gain access to the backup file of your choice and selectively recover data. That tool is iMyfone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac. the following are just some of the things the program can do.
- It is easy to use a fact that you will find very useful considering no one wants to learn how to use a data recovery tool when they could spend that time doing other more important things.
- It can also be used to recover just about any file type. You can comfortably and very easily recover photos, videos, call history, notes, third-party app data, messages and more in just one click.
- It comes with a preview function that makes selective data recovery a reality.
The following is a simple is a simple tutorial that you can use to recover data after a restore.
2.1 Selectively Recover Data from an iTunes Backup File
To selectively recover the data in your iTunes backup files, follow these very simple steps.
Step 1: launch the program and from the main window, click on “Recover from iTunes Backup” tab. Click “Start” to begin.
Step 2: In the next window, select the type of data you want to recover and then click “Next.”
Step 3: You will notice that the program has detected and displayed all the iTunes backup file available on that computer. Select the one that contains the data you want to recover and then click on “Scan” to allow the program to scan the backup file for the selected data type.
Step 4: The scanning process shouldn’t take long. Once it is done, select and preview the data you want to recover on the results page and then click “Recover” to save the recovered data.
2.2 Selectively Recover Data from an iCloud Backup File
You can also recover data selectively from an iCloud backup. Here’s how to go about it.
Step 1: When you first launch the program, click on “Recover from iCloud Backup” and then click “Start.”
Step 2: In the resultant window, select the types of data you want to recover and then click on “Next” to continue.
Step 3: In the next window, you will need to sign in to your iCloud account. Once signed in, the program will display all of the backup files available on that iCloud account. Click on the backup file that contains that data you want to recover and click “Next” to allow the program to download and scan the backup file.
Step 4: Once the scanning process is complete, select the missing files from the results displayed and then click “Recover” to save them.