How to Restore iPad without iTunes

The value of your iPad cannot be overstated but as much valuable data as the device can hold, it is not impossible to lose some of the data on the device. In fact, it happens more often than not. This is why it important to have a backup of the data on your iPad. That way if you ever lose some of the data on the device, you can just restore from either iTunes or iCloud.

But sometimes restoring the iPad from an iTunes backup file can be counterproductive. This is because restoring from iTunes often results in data loss. The data that wasn’t included in the backup (the new data on your device) will be lost. If you are looking for an alternative to restoring from an iTunes backup, the following article will be of great help.

1 Restore data Directly from Your iPad

iMyFone D-Back iOS data recovery for Win or iMyFone D-Back iOS data recovery for Mac is a data recovery tool you can use to restore your iPad without using iTunes. It can help restore data without causing any damage to the data already on the device. its user-friendly interface guides you to complete the process regardless of how the data was lost in the first place.

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iMyFone D-Back’s Powerful Features

  • Restore 20+ types of files on iOS devices, such as photos, videos, contacts, notes, voice memos, Safari bookmarks and more.
  • Supports extracting data from your iTunes backup and iCloud backup selectively.
  • Preview data before recovery to confirm what you will get.
  • Support kinds of iOS models running different iOS versions, including iPhone 7 and iOS 10.

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Steps to Restore Data Directly from Your iPad

1. Select File Types and Connect iPad.

Download iMyFone D-Back from https://www.imyfone.com/ on your computer and then choose “Recover from iOS device.” In the next window, select the types of files you would like to recover.

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2. Scan iPad and Preview Found iPad Data.

Connect the iPad to the computer using USB cables and then click “Scan.” After the scan, the recoverable files will be listed in the next window. Choose the ones you would like to recover and then click “Recover” to choose a folder on your PC or Mac to save the deleted files.

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3. Choose One Folder to Store iPad Data.

Last step after clicking on Recover is to choose one folder on your PC or Mac for storing your checked iPad data. Then wait a few seconds, you get your lost iPad data.


2 Restore iPad without iTunes – Selectively Restore via iCloud

If you had backed up the missing data on iCloud, iMyfone D-Back can help you access the iCloud backup file to get the data back without having to restore the device.

1. Select File Types and Sign in iCloud Account.

Launch iMyFone D-Back and choose Recover from iCloud Backup, choose the file types(s) you need restore. Then enter your iCloud details, after which the app will list your iCloud backups for you to choose.

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2. Download iCloud Backup and Preview iCloud Data.

Choose the iCloud backup including your lost iPad data to download. After downloading, iMyFone D-Back will scan iCloud backup automatically. Then you can preview the data to choose what you need.

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3. Choose Folder to Store Data on Computer.

Then you can click Recover to select a folder on your PC or Mac which you want you're your recovered data and the iMyFone D-Back application will do the rest for you. So the next time you lose your iPad data with no iTunes backup to provide, don’t despair.

With iMyFone D-Back iOS data recovery for Win or iMyFone D-Back for Mac, you won’t have to worry about restoring your iPad and hence losing some of your data in the process. Follow the steps above to get your missing data back without risking the other data on your iPad.

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