How to Recover Photos from iPad after Restore

Photos play a crucial role in our life. Since the smart devices are now equipped with better cameras and enhanced technologies, there has been a surge in taking pictures. Additionally, the increase of the inbuilt memory in a smartphone or an iPad enables people to store rather more photos and videos without worrying about that the space is not enough.

Nonetheless, the photos and videos stored on your iPad are not always safe. It happens to many iPad users that they lose the data due to a virus attack, accidental deletion, corruption of the software during an upgrade, or some other reasons. Some of them may choose to restore their iPad with a iTune or iCloud backup file. However, here comes another question.This will also cause the loss of some other photos existing on your iPhone now. How can we recover iPad photos after restoring iPad using an iTunes or iCloud backup?

Here we recommend an efficient tool, iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac, which is a reputed recovery tool for iOS devices that will help you in extracting photos from your iDevice, iCloud or iTunes backup to the computer. It uses innovative technologies and algorithms to extract content from iOS Devices, and iTunes/iCloud backup file and save them to your Mac/Windows PC in a few simple steps.

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Method 1. Recover iPad Photos from iTunes Backup File after Restoring iPad

Step 1: iMyFone D-Back is available as a trial version, which you can get it from the official website. You can download it from Mac or Windows PC. Complete the installation procedure, launch the software, and from the main product window, choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” option. Click Start to continue.

choose “Recover from iTunes Backup” option

Step 2: Pick/mark the file formats (in this case photos) on the next screen, and press “Next.”

mark the file formats

Step 3: It will then display the list of backup files along with the details. You can pick up a recent file or the file from which you wish to recover the photos, and press “Scan.”

 pick up an itunes backup file

Step 4: When the scan is complete, iMyFone D-Back will display the images in a new window. You can select the important photos, mark them, and press “Recover” at the bottom to save them to your computer.

select the important photos

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Method 2. Recover iPad Photos from iCloud Backup File after Restoring iPad

You can also recover the iPad Photos from iCloud backup if you make backups regularly. The steps are shown as below:

Step 1: From the main screen of the product, choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” option.

 choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” option

Step 2: Press Next and choose photos as recovery file format.

 choose photos as recovery file format

Step 3: Sign into your iCloud account. iMyFone D-Back will display the available backup files. Select a particular backup file and press “Next.” (iMyFone will not use or leak out any personal information.)

RSelect a particular icloud backup file

Step 4: It will display all the recoverable photos once it ends the scan. You can mark in the check boxes, and press “Recover” to save them to your computer.

choose the recoverable photos from list

Now download iMyFone D-Back iPhone data recovery for Win or iPhone data recovery for Mac to selectively extract your iPad photos from iTunes or iCloud backup after restoring.

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Method 3. Recover iPad Photos after Restoring by Official Apple Way

Apple provided the opportunity to upload photos and videos automatically using the iCloud Photo Library service. If you are handling iOS 8.1 or later, and if the Photo Library is in “ON” status, your iPad will store the images and videos in iCloud and not in the iCloud backup. All you would be doing is connecting to the local Wi-Fi network after restoring your iPad, turn on the iCloud Photo Library from the settings, and begin downloading the photos and videos.

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If you do not have the iCloud Photo Library service activated or using iOS 7, then you will be creating a backup of the photos and videos in your iCloud backup. You will get back the images/videos onto the device automatically when you restore the iPad. Any images in My Photo Stream are already in iCloud. Apple will store them for 30 days. To keep them on your iPad and make them part of a backup, you have to save them to Camera Roll, Photo Library, or any other. To see the images in my photo stream album, you have to activate it in the settings. However, if you are using iCloud photo library, there will be no photo stream folder present on the device.

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