There is a rule that you have to give up all data on your iPad after performing a factory reset. However, it鈥檚 the last straw if you consider fixing glitch on your device. If you did this operation, you might be wondering how to recover deleted photos from iPad after restoring. Don鈥檛 panic, you can find the answer in this page, and I will walk your through every step of the way.

Here we recommend an efficient tool, iMyFone D-Back available for both Windows and 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 鈥淩ecover from iTunes Backup鈥 option. Click Start to continue.

choose 鈥淩ecover from iTunes Backup鈥 option

Step 2: Pick/mark the file formats (in this case photos) on the next screen, and press 鈥淣ext.鈥

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 鈥淪can.鈥

 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 鈥淩ecover鈥 at the bottom to save them to your computer.

select the important photos

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Method 2. Recover Photos From iPad After Restoring Using iCloud Kit

Another alternative for recovering photos from iPad after restoring to factory reset is using iCloud Kit. This toolkit is a built-in function in D-back. Just follow steps provided below to increase the success rate to get back what you have lost.

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

recover from icloud kit

Step 2: Sign into your iCloud account using your Apple ID information.

sign in icloud

Step 3: There are two available options iCloud kit and iCloud backup. The preferred choice is to tick the "Photos" item when applicable. And then tap "Scan" on the lower right corner.

choose a category from icloud kit

Step 4: After the scan completed, you can select whatever you'd like to get back data from iPad.

icloudkit preview and recover

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 鈥淥N鈥 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.

Note: This method will erase all the data and settings in your iPhone. It will also replace all the current data on your iPhone with the data from your last iCloud backup. It's all or nothing.

Official Apple Way


In conclusion, regularly backup your data on iPad will do you a favor, however, if you don鈥檛 have a backup and you have performed a factory reset, you should catch the time to extract photo from iPad after restoring. All you need to do is owing a suitable iPad photo recovery to get your data back, so the best option is D-back.

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