iPad Photo Recovery: How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPad

As we know, lots of iPad users may accidentally delete some files such as photos or video on iPad. Here are four ways to recover photos from iPad: "Restore it on your iPad", "Restore it from your iTunes/iCloud backup file" or "recover from Recently Deleted folder".

If you want to scan your undelete photos on iPad directly, you need to have an iPad Data Recovery tool at first.

iPad Data Recovery is a powerful tool that can give iPad users an effective way to recover iPad lost or deleted data including calendars, photos, videos, contacts, notes, etc.. You can download the trial version and follow the detailed steps to get back your lost photos.

You can use iPad Data Recovery (Mac) or iPad Data Recovery (Windows) to undelete photos on iPads. Both of them support with iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad Retina display, iPad mini, The new iPad, iPad 2 and iPad 1.

A Brief Introduction to iPad Data Recovery Software

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Part 1: How to recover iPad photos from "Recently Deleted" folder

If your iPad running in iOS 8/9/10, the Photos app now adds a Recycle Bin "Recently Deleted" folder, all deleted iPad photos will be removed to the Trash and store 30 days. So if you delete some important photos by accidentally, you can recover them from that folder, follow the below tips.

Click "Photos" app > Click "Albums" menu > Click "Recently Deleted" on iPad.
You will see all deleted photo display in the screen, you can mark the photos you need and click the "Recover" button on the bottom right of the screen, then click "Recover Photo" in a pop up. General speaking, the picture will be restored to the original album.

Part 2: How to recover deleted photos from iPad directly

Step 1. Scan and connect iPad to computer

At the beginning, connect your iPhone to your computer and launch the program, you will see the interface as follows:

Note: For iPad 1,You can choose "Advanced Mode" at the corner of the window to get a deeper scan.

Step 2. Enter DFU mode and Scan iPad backup file

For iPad 1, follow the steps below to enter DFU mode, for other iPad model, you can directly start scan your iPad.

enter dfu mode

Step 3. Preview and restore iPad data

When the scan is over, all found data are displayed in categories, like contacts, messages, message attachments, call history, calendar, notes, reminders, voice memos and safari bookmark. You can preview them one by one and click mark those you want. Click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

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Note: The first way of restoring iPad deleted photos is only suitable for iPad 1. Generally speaking, if you deleted your photos of iPad pro, iPad air, iPad mini, iPad with Retina display, new iPad, iPad 2, you should use the second tutorial.

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Part 3: How to recover iPad photos from iTunes backup files

If you create a backup on iTunes before, you can recover deleted iPad photos from whole iTunes backup via iTunes, follow the below steps:

Connect your iPad to computer and open iTunes, when iTunes detect your iPad, right-click on iPhone and select "Restore from Backup", then choose appropriate backup to restore.

Using iTunes, you will lost existing data on iPad, in order to avoid newly created data being overwritten, you can read the below steps to extract iTunes back files and selectively recover iPad photo.

Step 1. Choose the iPad backup to scan

When you finish installing and running the program on your computer, an interface will be showed as follow. Here, all your Device backups will be found. Select the one for your iPad and click "Start Scan" button to preview.

extract iTunes backup

Note: Do not connect your iPad with iTunes to prevent lost files being overwritten.

Step 2. Restore the lost iPad photos

When all the backed up files of your iPad appeared and displayed as original. Select "Camera Roll", "Photo Stream" or "Photo Library" and click "Recover" button to retrieve your iPad photos.

recover ipad photos from itunes backup

Part 4: How to recover iPad photos from iCloud backup files

If you sync iPad photos with iCloud before, you can open http://www.icloud.com on browser and login your iCloud account by using Apple ID and password. Then tap "Photos", you will see all iCloud photos, mark the ones you need and download them to computer for your use.

Or you can restore iPad photos from whole iCloud backup files, click "Settings" > "General" > "Reset" > "Erase All Content and Settings" > "Erase iPad" on your iPad, after iPad restart, click "Set Up iPad" > "Restore from iCloud Backup", login your iCloud account to access backup files, select a backup to restore your deleted photos.

But as with iTunes, you will lost all existing data on iPad, and you can extract iCloud backup to avoid data being overwritten, follow below step.

Step 1. Choose the mode and sign in iCloud account

After run the iPad photo recovery software, you can select "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode, then you need to enter Apple ID and password to login in iCloud account, the software will search your iCloud backup files and display as a list.

login iCloud

Step 2. Download iCloud backup and extract it

Choose one iCloud backup which you want to access and click the "Download" button, then choose the type of files in the pop-up and click the "Scan" button to access your iCloud backup.

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Step 3. Preview and recover iPhone photos

After finish the scan in a few minutes, the iCloud photo back will display in the scan result. Then you can mark the photo you need and click on the "Recover" button to save them on your computer.

recover ipad photos from icloud

Now, download this iPad Data Recovery program to recover your iPad photos.

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