How to Restore iPad App Data? 4 Tips to Recover Deleted iPad App Document

Valyn HuaPosted by Valyn Hua / Jan 07, 2021 09:00

I hate my fingers. It deleted an app on iPad by swiping down. Even worse, this app cannot be downloaded for free. Both the app and the accompanying data are important for me. Can anyone help me get them back?

A smart device like iPad, which has a capacity of running different types of app, enriches our life. But it's obvious that only the iPad built-in apps won't be able to meet all the users' needs. Therefore, most users often download various apps from app store.

What if the apps were deleted by accident? Certainly, the apps can be downloaded again, but how about the paid apps and the accompanying app data?

recover ipad app data

Fortunately, it is achievable to restore iPad app data.

Here are four ways available for you:


Guide List

1. Restore Deleted Apps on iPad

Actually, you can install purchased apps again on the App Store without second payment. Just follow the below steps:

Step 1Tap to enter the App Store on iPad.

Step 2Navigate to Purchased at the bottom of the homepage.

Step 3Choose Not on This iPad.

Step 4Tap the iCloud icon next to each app finally to restore the app for free.

ipad app store

Even better, you may find the data still stay in the reinstalled app. This only happens to the app whose iCloud function is open.

2. Find iPad App Documents from iCloud Drive

After you set up iCloud Drive, all documents that you've already stored in iCloud are moved to iCloud Drive automatically. Your iPad keeps your files in the Files app in addition to the Pages, Numbers, and Keynote apps.

In addition, the deleted documents within 30 days can be discovered at Recently Deleted in the Files app.

Below is guide to set up iCloud Drive.

Step 1On the iPad, Tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud.

Step 2Swipe to turn on iCloud Drive.

turn on icloud drive

Then, you can find your iCloud Drive files in the Files app. You also can access them on

Step 1Login to the iCloud website.

Step 2Click on iCloud Drive icon.

icloud web homepage

Besides, if the automatic backup function is open, you may restore files on iCloud website.

Step 1Click on Settings icon after entering iCloud site.

Step 2Choose Restore Files under Advanced.

Step 3The backup history will be listed. Choose one to restore.

icloud advanced section

3. Restore iPad App Data from Backup

If you have backed up your iPad with iCloud or iTunes, you can restore app data from iCloud or iTunes accordingly.

Before recovery, you should back up your current data on iPad, because the selected backup will replace all data on iPad.

Option 1. Restore iPad from iCloud Backup

restore ipad from icloud

Step 1On your iPad, tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings.

Step 2Then the iPad will restart automatically.

Step 3Choose Restore from iCloud backup on the Apps & Data interface.

Step 4Select one from the backup list to recover.

Option 2. Restore iPad from iTunes Backup

restore ipad from itunes

Step 1Open iTunes on the computer which has the backup files.

Step 2After connecting your iPad to computer, choose File > Device > Restore from Backup on the interface.

4. Restore App Documents with FoneLab

As you see, there are some limitations to using the above methods. If you still restore app data on iPad, please feel free to use the recovery tool – Fonelab iPhone Data Recovery. This software support recovery for 19 different types of data including iPad notes recovery, iPhone contact recovery, iPad photos recovery. You can have a try before buying it.

Besides, you can use it to access app data on iPhone.

The system issues like iPad white screen, you can use iOS System Recovery.

FoneLab for iOS
FoneLab for iOS

With FoneLab for iOS, you will recover the lost/deleted iPhone data including photos, contacts, videos, files, WhatsApp, Kik, Snapchat, WeChat and more data from your iCloud or iTunes backup or device.

  • Recover photos, videos, contacts, WhatsApp, and more data with ease.
  • Preview data before recovery.
  • iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are available.

Step 1Free download and install the software on the computer which has the latest version of iTunes. Both PC version and Mac version are available for you. It will launch automatically after finishing the process of installation.

recover ipad with fonelab

Step 2Connect your iPad to the computer via USB cable. Choose iPhone Data Recovery > Recover from iOS device > Start Scan. Then it will take minutes to analyze and scan all the data on the iPad. Wait for the scan to complete.

fonelab scan ipad

Step 3This software will list the different types of data at the left sidebar. Click App Documents and then preview the content at the right sidebar. The deleted data are marked in red. Choose your desired documents to recover. Please keep your iPad connected until the recovery finishes.

This data recovery tool can also be used to restore iPad from backup and restore iPhone.

Why not click on the below link to try out.

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