How to Restore iPad without iTunes


March 18, 2016 09:00 / Posted by Boey Wong

iPad and iPhone are now very popular used all over the world. However, all kinds of problems also come along with people who use them. Some of them may forget iPad/iPhone passcode because of long time no use and iPad locked up when they want to reuse, and some of them have difficulties of syncing with iTunes such as iTunes won’t recognize iPhone or iPad somehow.

Even more, people often get their iPhone/iPad stuck in Apple logo screen or recovery mode when troubleshooting or iOS upgrading.

iTunes can help you solve most of the above issues in most cases, but what if iTunes can’t recognize your device when you try to restore iPhone or iPad with it?

Or what to do when you intend to factory reset iPad with iTunes to get out of stuck problems without any backups available?

Won’t Miss: How to Factory Reset iPad

Fortunately, FoneLab for iOS can do all favors for you. Besides, this program provides you more powerful function that can help you recover lost/deleted data from iPad/iPhone without backups in no effort. Download the trial version and read below tutorial to restore iPad without iTunes or extract data from iCloud.

Here I have a normal solution on how to reset iPad to factory settings without iTunes to share with you too.

1. iPad Factory Reset on

Open an available web browser and type icloud.comLink out icon on the Address bar and then press Enter on the keyboard.

Sign into your iCloud account with Apple ID and password.

Sign in iCloud

Click on Find iPhone, it turns to a window of locations of all your devices which are logged on the same iCloud account and Find iPhone is enabled.

Find My iPhone

Click All Devices at the top of the interface and select the device you want to restore.

Select iPad to Restore

Click Erase iPad to wipes out all contents and settings.

Erase iPad

After the erasing process is complete, restore your iPad with iCloud backups.

2. Restore iPad Data without iTunes Backups through FoneLab Data Recovery

Please note that don’t use your iPad after deleting or losing data to avoid overwritten by new data. If the data on iPad is covered, you will lose the last chance to get them back then.

Recover delete or lost data from iOS Device

Install the program right after it is downloaded.

Launch the program and then plug your iPad into the computer.

Getting Start

Select the Recover from iOS Device recovery mode and Click Start Scan.

Start Scan

Preview details by clicking contents listed in scanning results on the left.

Scan Result

Select the wanted contents you intend to retrieve and find a specific location to save the extracted data.

Recover iPad

Recover delete or lost data from iCloud backup files

If you have backed up your iPad to iCloud timely, you can also retrieve data from iCloud backups with FoneLab Data Recovery. Let’s see how it works.

Install FoneLab Data Recovery.

Run the software and connect your iPad to the computer with its USB cable.

Select the Recover from iCloud Backup File recovery mode and then enter your Apple ID and password to sign into iCloud.

Login iCloud

Select an iCloud backup file from the table and click on Download button to start scanning.

Download iCloud Backup

Once the selected iCloud backup is downloaded, the software will automatically scan all data from the backup and you can see the scanning result as below:

iCloud Photos

Now you can check the contents you want to restore and save to the computer.

This software can also be used as an iPhone backup extractor which can help you extract certain data from available iCloud or iTunes backup selectively without having restoring the device.

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