How to Recover Deleted Files on iPad [2020 Updated]


November 30, 2016 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

Yesterday, I enjoyed my time watching a movie on my iPad Pro. I am having fun until I deleted some very important files on it by mistake. Is there any way that can recover lost iPad files? I will be very thankful for any given advice!

Most of us have met this problem, so you are not alone. Recovering data from iPad may become a big headache to you even though you have an old backup to restore from.

Recover Deleted files from iPad

Because restoring a backup means all the current data of your iPad will be overwritten by the one from the backup file. You will lose the recent files that generated after the date when the backup is made.

You can click below video to learn how.

1. How to Recover iPad Deleted Files with FoneLab

However, an iPad data recovery tool can help you solve this problem effortlessly. I strongly recommend FoneLab iPhone Data Recovery which can recover deleted files from iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. It is also capable enough to extract or recover iPad data from backup optionally without having restoring a whole backup.

Let’s learn more about this program:

  1. Retrieve your lost files while keeping current data intact.
  2. Restore lost data from iOS device even when it is broken, water damaged, lost, or factory reset.
  3. Recover deleted or lost files from 19 different types of data created on these devices – iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1 or iPod touch 4.
  4. Retrieve and export 8 types of lost data from any other iOS device, including iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone x, iPhone Max xs.
  5. Preview the recoverable files before restoring.
  6. The software provides three recovery mode: Recover from iOS Device, Recover from iTunes Backup File and Recover from iCloud Backup File.

Option 1. Recover Deleted Data from iPad

Download and install the software on your computer, then it will launch automatically once it finished.

Plug your iPad to the computer with USB cable.

After your iPad is connected, select a recovery mode from the interface, click Recover from iOS Device and then click Start Scan.

recover from ipad device with fonelab

After finished scanning, the result will list in categories on the left column. Preview the found contents and check those items you want to retrieve. Click Recover, then the recovered files will be saved on your computer.

preview and recover videos

Option 2. Recover from iTunes Backup File

Choose Recover from iTunes Backup File in the beginning. Don’t run iTunes to avoid data overwriting by iTunes synchronization while the program is running.

You will get more than one backup files if you have created before. Choose the latest one and click Start Scan.

Recover from iTunes

Preview detail of the recoverable contents before recovery.

Option 3. Recover from iCloud Backup File

Choose Recover from iCloud Backup File and log in your iCloud account.

Download the newest version from the list. And then preview before recovery.

Recover from iCloud with fonelab

That's the procedure to recover deleted iCloud files.

That’s it! What do you think about this software? It can recover photos from iPad with just a few clicks as well as other data, such as contacts, text messages, message attachments, notes, reminders, safari bookmarks, videos, and so on.

Besides, you can also use it to backup iPhone to your computer without any hassle.

2. How to Recover iPad Deleted Files with iCloud

iPhone has a new feature, which allows you to save and access different files through iCloud. You can simply save your documents to the Files app, and then you can restore these files with ease.

Go to icloud.comlink out and sign in with your iCloud ID and password.

recover recently deleted documents on website

Click iCloud Drive in the interface and locate the files you want to get back. Choose them and save to computer.

If you have any doubt, please don’t hesitate to contact us, we will reply as soon as possible.

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