IPad data can be lost in a variety of ways, and it’s important to know how to recover lost data as quickly as possible. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps you need to take to recover lost data from your iPad.
We’ll also provide some tips on how to avoid losing data in the first place and provide some useful resources if you need to know iPad data recovery. So let’s get started.
How to Recover Data From an iPad
The first step in recovering lost data from an iPad is to remember that you can always back up your data with iTunes.
To do this, plug your iPad into your computer. If not already open, take a look at the top-left corner of your screen and click on “Devices”.
Up next, find the icon for “Back Up to iCloud”, and click it. This will automatically backup all of the data on your iPad to the cloud, and give you instant access if anything goes wrong. Just remember: before you back up, make sure to turn off any automatic syncing preferences (Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup).
If you haven’t backed up your data yet and don’t have a recent backup available, we recommend trying one of these two methods:
- Resetting Your iPad With a Passcode Even though resetting an iPad with a passcode is not technically recommended due to potential consequences of losing content or settings, it’s still worth doing since it will allow you to have full access to all of the data on your device again without having to worry about where it might be stored. To do so:
1) Go into Settings > General
2) Scroll down until you see “Reset”
3) Click on “Reset Network Settings”
4) You’ll then be prompted with a passcode question – just enter 0000
5) That’s it. The passcode resets your network settings as well
As with any other settings that might be causing the iPad to display the white screen of death, you should be able to use your iPad again.
- Recovering From a Backup File If you have a recent backup that was run on your device, we can use this to restore your iPad so that you don’t have to worry about losing data. To do so:
1) Download and install iTunes on your computer
2) Plug in your iPad to the computer with a USB cable
3) Select “Restore Backup” in iTunes and point it at the most recent backup file for your device (which will be located in /Users/<Your Username>/Library/Application Support/MobileSync/Backup/)
4) Let it restore everything from the backup file, then sync with iTunes once more – this will ensure that all of your data is properly restored from the backup. That’s it. Your device should now work as it did.
How to Secure Your iPad
The first step in recovering lost data from your iPad is to secure your device. If you don’t secure your iPad, anyone in possession of the device can access the files on it. To do so, make sure that you have a passcode set for your iPad and that it’s not unlocked when you’re connected to a WiFi network.
Also, just like with your personal computer, it’s important to keep an eye out for viruses or malware on your iPad. If you detect something suspicious on your device, don’t hesitate to delete any apps that are acting suspiciously or downloading suspicious files from unknown sources.
Back-Up Your iPad
A good first step for recovering lost data is to back up your iPad. You can back up your iPad with iCloud, or use iTunes to make an offline backup on your computer.
Check for Suspect Apps
The first step in recovering lost data from your iPad is to check for suspect apps. If you’re not sure which apps to look for, use a file explorer or third-party app to find the last app you were using on an unresponsive device. You’ll want to look through your list of recent apps, as these are the most likely culprits.
Make Sure Data Was Deleted
Successfully The first step in recovering lost data from your iPad is to make sure that the lost data has been successfully deleted. If you’re not sure if a file was deleted, it may be worth trying to locate it with iTunes.
This should allow you to recover the file on your computer. If you’re still not able to find anything related to your missing file, then chances are good that it’s gone for good.
Recover Deleted Data From iOS 11 and Later
You can check if data is still available on your iPad by going to Settings > General > Usage. You’ll see a summary of what’s stored in your iPad and how much space it’s taking up. If you see anything listed as Available Storage, then there should be a way to recover data from it.
If you don’t see anything listed under Available Storage, tap the Rescan Storage button. This will scan all available storage on your device and make sure that all files are being properly backed up. If everything looks good, tap the Restore button next to the file you want to recover.
When prompted, enter your Apple ID email address and password that was used when syncing with iCloud (if you’re not using iCloud).
Data loss on an iPad can happen in several ways, but the most common cause is accidental deletion or formatting. If you’ve lost data or accidentally deleted important information from your device, follow the above steps to recover it: