My iPad mini 2 dropped on the floor and got cracked. And after I fixed it I found all my 200+ photos were lost! I clearly know that I have backed up my iPad to iTunes but I worry about there will be any data overwriting for I am a computer illiterate! How can I get them back safely? —— Wentworth
In pace with the improvement of photography technique on iPad, more and more users would like to take pictures by their iPad. However, photos lost by different reasons is pretty common, such as iPad broken, just like Wentworth, jailbreak fails, mistaken deletion, or even iPad crashes.
iPad photo recovery is not an easy task and many iPad users are trapped by this. Actually it is possible to do photo recovery for iPad by various methods. And this article will show you the efficient ways you can get your lost photos back from iPad, iTunes or iCloud.
Method 1: Recover Lost iPad Photos by iTunes Backup
If you have backed up your iPad to your iTunes before the photos are lost, there is strong chance that the last backup has the photos you want. Just to do this:
1, Open iTunes and connect with your iPhone.
2, On “Summary” interface, click “Restore Backup…” and choose the backup which is most likely to include your lost photos to restore.
3, Wait for a few minutes to finish the recovery process.
But you need to note that, just like the worry of Wentworth, iPad deleted photos recovery from iTunes backup will overwrite the current data on your iPad. So back up your iOS device before recovery with iTunes!
Method 2: Recover Lost iPad Photos from Photo Stream
Another way is to use Photo Stream. If you’ve enabled Photo Stream in your iCloud, all the pictures you take will be sent to iCloud Photo Stream which serves as one online repository. And there is an chance that the photos you are looking for are stored there.
Just follow the steps to check if your lost photos can be found.
1, Open your Photos app on your iPad.
2, Tap on “Albums” and choose “My Photo Stream” album.
3, Check whether the lost photos are in this album.
Method 3: Recover Lost iPad Photos selectively
Excellent iPad photo recovery software can recover your lost photos by advanced technology, and what might surprise you is that there are more than one iPad photo recovery apps on the market. Here we introduce one easy-to-use iPad photo recovery tool - iMyfone D-Back iPad data recovery for Win/iMyfone D-Back iPad data recovery for Mac. Armed with the following features, iMyfone D-Back outshines other usual software.
- Four recovery modes apply to more photo lost situations.
- Preview function to find your needed photos precisely.
- Extract photos to PC to avoid data overwriting.
- Recovers not only photos, but also contacts, videos, text messages.
- The specific recovery process can be easily finished within three steps.
Step 1: Select the suitable recovery mode.
If you are not sure where you can find your lost photos, or, you don’t remember whether you back up your iPad or not, Smart Recovery mode is the best choice for you. It will search your lost photos intelligently.
And if you are certain where you can find your lost photos, other three modes are offered thoughtfully.
Step 2: Select the needed file type.
iMyfone D-Back supports recovery for more than 22 file types. And of course, you should choose Photo and the data loss situation for later search.
Step 3: Preview and recover the found photos.
After search, your lost photos will be showed on the interface. And you can preview them to confirm which ones are you need. And then, just click “Recover” and choose one folder to store the recovered photos.[/span6]
Now photo recovery for iPad is completed and there is no risk that your current data on iPad will be overwritten. Don’t you think iMyfone D-Back is one simple and easy iPad photo recovery tool?
Are the three methods are useful for you? Do you think which one is better for your special situation? And which one is easiest to perform for photo recovery for iPad? Well, I guess at least you know losing iPad photos is not irreparable. And any comment for this article will be greatly appreciated.