[Ultimate] Utility Ways to Recover Deleted Videos from iPad

Valyn Hua

June 5, 2018 09:00 / Posted by Valyn Hua

When I added music to my iPad with iTunes on my new computer, I lost the video on my iPad. These videos are precious to me, which are hard to be found anywhere else. How can I recover my deleted videos from my iPad? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

iPad has always been an ideal video player, because of its high resolution and fluency. But it is not rare for users to accidentally lose these videos purchased from iTunes or taken by iPad built-in camera app. Like the above case, after you replace your computer and sync the iPad with iTunes on the new computer, the video on the iPad will be lost easily.

recover ipad video


Before I share ways to restore deleted video on iPad, I must briefly explain how to move the iTunes library from your old computer to the new one.

1. How to Move iTunes Library to The New Computer

Organize library files

Videos and music used by iTunes may come from different files on the computer, so it is a nuisance to find the original file one by one. Fortunately, iTunes can easily put copies of all the files in iTunes Media folder.

On the iTunes interface, click File > Library > Organize Library, check Consolidate Files and click OK.

organize itunes library

Move the iTunes folder

On the iTunes interface, click Edit > Preferences > Advanced and look at the iTunes Media Folder Location. Then go to copy the iTunes folder from your old computer to the new one. Please copy the entire iTunes folder instead of iTunes Media folder.

itunes folder location

2. How to Recover Deleted Videos from Recently Deleted Album

This way is only available for the videos taken by the iPad built-in camera app.

The deleted items will be stored in the Recently Deleted folder for 30 days. After videos lose, the first thing you should try is to find them from the Recently Deleted Folder.

Open Photos app on your iPad.

Tap the Album on the bottom of the screen.

Find the Recently Deleted album and tap Select on the top.

Choose the items and tap Recover.

recover recently deleted videos

3. How to Recover Old Deleted Videos on iPad from Backup

This option is limited to that you have an available backup to restore from. It’s impossible to get back deleted videos if you don’t have backed them up to iCloud or iTunes.

It just allows you to restore all data from backup instead of only the videos. And, in the process of restoration, the backup you chose will replace all the current data on your iPad. As a result, you'd better back up the current data on iPad first.

Option 1 Restore iPad data from iTunes backup

Open iTunes on the computer which has the backup files.

Connect your device to your computer with USB cable.

Click File > Device > Restore from Backup.

Choose one to restore from the list of backup history.

restore ipad from itunes backup

Option 2 Restore iPad data from iCloud backup

Retrieve videos from iCloud is another good option for you.

Tap Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings on your iPad.

Tap Erase again to confirm.

Wait for the iPad to restart automatically.

When reaching the Apps & Data interface, choose Restore from iCloud Backup.

Enter your iCloud account and password.

Depending on the date and size of each backup, choose one to restore.

restore ipad from icloud backup

Now, you can pick one accordingly from above two options to recover your videos on iPad.

4. How to Retrieve Deleted Videos on iPad

If you still don’t solve your problem, please try the third–party software. Fonelab - iPhone Data Recovery can help you recover videos both purchased from iTunes or taken by iPad built-in camera app.


You can also use it to recover iPhone videos.

Run The Recovery Program

Free download and install the software on your computer which has the latest version of iTunes. The software will launch automatically.

recover from ipad with fonelab

Analyze and Scan Your iPad

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

scan ipad

Preview and Recover Videos

The software will list the different types of files at the left sidebar. Click App Videos or Camera Roll and then preview the video at the right. Mark the desired videos and click Recover.

preview and recover videos

With Fonelab, you can also recover notes on iPad and restore iPad from backup .

It offers a 30-days free trial. You can click the below link to download and try for free.

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