4 Ways to Recover Deleted Photos from iPad

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Recently, my 7-year-old daughter deleted important photos on my iPad. I only knew about it a few days later when I was looking through my gallery. All those photos were important to me and I want to get then back as soon as possible. Looking for a solution online, I have discovered that this is a common problem for many iPhone users. Can anyone help me get my photos back?

There are very many solutions available on different websites and on the Apple forum It can be difficult to know which solution would be ideal. In this article, we will list four of the most effective solutions for you to try.

Part 1 Check Your "Recently Deleted" Folder On iPad

If you accidentally deleted some photos on iPad and want to get it back, You can check the "Recently Deleted" folder. Open Photos App and tap on Album at the bottom. Find "Recently Deleted" folder and check if the accidentally deleted photos are there.

 Check Your “Recently Deleted” to Find Pictures


Part 2 Recover Deleted Photos from iPad Without Backup

if you didn’t have a backup for your deleted photos you can get them back using iMyFone D-Back iPad data recovery Win or iMyFone D-Back iPad data recovery Mac. It is a professional data recovery program that can help you recover data from the iPad directly, from an iTunes backup file or from an iCloud backup file.

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Steps to Recover iPad Photos Without Backup with iMyFone D-Back

Step 1: Install the program to your computer and then select “Recover from iOS Device” and click “Start”.

recover from ios device tab

Step 2: Choose the type of file you want to recover. In this case, choose “Photos” and then click “Next.” Connect the iPad to the Computer using USB cables and click “Scan” once the program detects the device, click “Scan.”

select file type from ios tab

Step 3: Once the scanning process is complete, all the photos on the device will be displayed in the next window. Select the ones you want to recover and click “Recover” to save them.

preview and recover ipad photos

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Part 3 Recover iPad Deleted Photos from iTunes Backup

You can restore data through iTunes, if you make backup of your data regularly and your deleted photos should be in the backup file. There are 2 available options for you: fully restoring your iPhone to the most relevant backup or extracting the deleted photos from iTunes backup using iMyFone D-Back.

1 Fully restore iPad from a relevant iTunes backup file

Step 1: Connect your iPhone to the computer and run iTunes on your computer.

Step 2: Click iPad icon in iTunes.

Step 3: Check the date of your last iTunes backup and simply click Restore Backup.

Fully restore iPhone to an relevant backup file

2 Extract photos from an iTunes Backup selectively via iMyFone D-Back

iMyFone D-Back can also help you extract photos from iTunes backup. Follow the instructions below.

Choose Recover from iTunes backup to start the process and select file types.

Choose Recover from iTunes backup

Choose the most relevant backup from list and click next to move on.

Choose the most relevant backup

D-Back will start to scan your local iTunes backup file and display all the photo files on your iTunes backup. Choose the deleted photos and click recover to export photos to computer.

 scan your local iTunes backup


Part 4 Recover iPad Deleted Photos from iCloud Backup

1 Fully restore iPad from a relevant iCloud backup file

Before start, ensure that you have a relevant iCloud backup to restore from.

Step 1: Go to Settings > General > Reset on your iPad, then choose “Erase all content and settings.”

Step 2: From the apps Apps & Data interface, choose Restore from iCloud Backup, then login your iCloud account.

step 3: Choose a relevant iCloud backup from a list of available backups in iCloud.

Step 4: Follow the prompts to set up your iPad as a new device.  scan your local iTunes backup

Note: Your existing data will be erased and backup data will be restored.

2 Extract photos from an iCloud Backup selectively via iMyFone D-Back

Step 1: Choose “Recover from iCloud Backup” from the main window and then click “Start” to begin.

Extract  photos from iCloud Backup selectively

Step 2: Choose the type of file you want to recover (in this case photos) and then click “Next” to continue.

Choose the type of file you want to recover

Step 3: Sign in to your iCloud account to allow the program to access the iCloud backup files on your account.

 Sign in to your iCloud account

Step 4: Select the iCloud backup file that contains the missing photos and then click “Next.”

Select the iCloud backup file

Step 5: wait for the scanning process to be completed (it shouldn’t take too long) and then preview the results to select the deleted photos. Click “Recover” to save the recovered photos to your computer.

preview the results to select the deleted photos

  • Billy Kemp

    useful tips. tried all the four methods and finally recovered my deleted iPad photos.

    • Hi Billy, we are glad that this article is helpful for you. :)

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