Three Methods to Restore iPad from Backup Efficiently

Last Updated on December 8, 2020 by Ian McEwan

There are many reasons that you may lose data on your iPad, including incautious erasing, a repair requiring you to delete data in iPad, system upgrading, etc. However, there are many ways to get your data back by restoring iPad from backup, such as restoring with iCloud, iTunes and a data recovery software, all of which enable us to handle these terrible conditions. If you are looking for solutions to restore iPad from backup efficiently, just check this out.

Restore iPad from Backup

Guide List:

Method 1. Restore iPad Backup with iCloud

Step 1: Make sure you have backup file. (Otherwise jump to Step 2)

Go to “Settings” > “iCloud” > “Storage” > “Manage Storage”. You will be shown a list of all available backups. Choose the iPad backup you wish to use with a click. If there is nothing to restore, try to backup first. (Notes: If a newer version of iOS is required, follow the onscreen steps to update)

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Step 2: Back up your iPad

Click “Settings” >“iCloud” >“Backup”> “Back Up Now” on your iPad

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Step 3: Erase your iPad

Please pay heed to that if you want to restore from iCloud backup, you have to erase all content in your iPad. Therefore, you should click on “Settings”, then you could find the “General”, then “Reset”, and select the button “Erase All Contents and Settings”.

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Step 4: Restart by default and restore from iCloud backup

Wait for the erasion process to be done, then the iPad will restart again. Follow the on-screen instruction, tap “Restore from iCloud Backup” when you come to "App & Data" screen.

Sign in your Apple ID. The iPad will begin to restore from iCloud backup.

Caution: Please stay connected to Wi-Fi throughout the entire restoration process, which may take a while depending on the size of data being transferred and the network speed.

Method 2. Restore iPad from Backup with iTunes

iTunes can also be another available tool for you to back up and restore data. You can do it as the following steps.

Step 1. Connect your iPad to the PC or Mac in which iTunes backups store with a USB cable. If a message asks for your device password or to trust this computer, follow the onscreen steps. If you forgot your password, please get help.

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Step 2. Select backup file in iTunes. Look at the date and size of each backup and pick the most relevant.

Step 3. Your iPad will restart and then sync with your computer, so you’d better keep your iPad connected and wait for a while to sync with your computer. Don’t disconnect the iPad with the PC until the process finished.

⚠ Alternative Solution: How to Restore iPad without iTunes.

Method 3. Restore iPad from backup with iMyfone D-Back

iMyfone D-Back, an intelligent data recovery software which can restore iPad from iCloud/iTunes backup efficiently, and it supports in restoring iPad or other iDevice data from various types such as messages, notes, calendar, photos and videos, etc.

Distinct characteristics of iMyfone D-Back:(Try It Free) (Try It Free)

  • The capacity to recover 22 different File type
  • Recovered without backup
  • Selective Recovery is Supported
  • Never Overwrite Data
  • Preview before Recovery
  • 100% Security can be ensured
  • Simple Procedure to use
  • Compatible with iOS 11
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Procedures to restore iPad data from Backup with iMyfone D-Back

Connect iOS device to PC with USB cable > Click the “Trust” on your iPad screen > Click on “Start” button. There are three modes for selection, including “Recover from iOS Device”, “Recover from iTunes Backup” and “Recover from iCloud backup”.

Tip 1: Recover from iOS Device with iMyfone D-Back

If you choose “Recover from iOS Device ", you can tap “Start” at first, and then mark the data types meeting your needs. Next, the program will scan your iPad for a few minutes.

D-Back Recover from iOS Device Select Bookmark and Safari History

The scanning result will be displayed on the screen. And then you can select the one you want to restore and the restoration will begin with the click of “Recover

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Tip 2: Recover from iCloud backup with iMyfone D-Back

If you choose “Recover from iCloud backup”, after selecting the types of data your need, you have to log in to iCloud with your Apple ID and password. And then you can select the backup file existing in your iCloud.

D-Back Recover from iCloud Backup Select Bookmark and Safari History

Tap “Next” to analyse and download iCloud backup. When it finished, you can select the content you need and restore them to your computer.

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In terms of the two official methods, restoring from iCloud backup or from iTunes backup, you have no choice but to backup or restore the whole amount of your data. However, iMyfone D-Back enable you to preview the content of your backup, and selectively restore the one you need, which is less time consuming and more effective.

As useful tools of our daily life, iPad and iPhone have done us a good favor in keeping various and significance memory every day. However, possibility can not be evaded that our data might be lost in accident. Fortunately, our technical specialists have invented useful tools for us to bring back the data you treasure. iMyfone D-Back for Windows/iMyfone D-Back for Mac is one such choice with which data on your iOS device running on iOS 11 or prior version can be restored. You could enjoy a free trial version to detect your iTunes and iCloud backup.