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How to Recover Lost Data from iPad Mini 4

By Louis Habersham, 07/04/2015, updated on 21/01/2022

Today, we are going to share tips and tricks on how to recover lost data from iPad. Before starting, let's look through the case. "Yesterday my young son played games on my iPad mini 4. He might press some buttons and deleted all the data in the device, containing messages, photos, music, videos, and so forth. I have searched the device but they were nowhere. Now how can I deal with it?" Have you ever encountered such thing as Jerry? I guess your answer is "yes". As to me, every time I restore deleted files from iDevice, I turn to iPhone Data Recovery.

Some iOS users are not strange with iPhone Data Recovery since this program is increasingly popular now. It helps restoring all kinds of lost files embracing text messages, contacts, pictures, ans so forth. For further details about the instruction, just browse the guide.

What you need:iPad Mini 4PC or MacUSB cableiPhone Data Recovery


1) Please install iTunes on your computer before you download iPhone Data Recovery.

2) Stop using your iPad once you find it lost contents and ensure that data is not overwritten.

Part 1. Directly Restore Contents from iPad

Step 1. Attach iPad to Computer

Launch iPhone Data Recovery. Then the program will enter the defaulted mode--Directly Recover from iOS Device. Connect your iPad to PC or Mac with USB cable came with it.

Scan and Analyze Contents in iTunes

Step 2. Scan Data in iPad

When your iPad Mini 4/iPad Pro is successfully plugged to computer, click Start Scan to detect and analyze data in iPad. It can take some time. Please wait for the result patiently.

Analyze Contents in iTunes

Step 3. Preview and Restore Files from iPad

After the scan, your data will be orderly sorted into different categories at the left column. Choose whichever one and then items of it will be displayed in detail. Choose and click Recover to get them back.

Restore Files from iPad

Part 2. Retrieve File via iTune Backup

Step 1. Scan and Analyze Contents in iTunes

Choose Recover from iTunes Backup. Then click Start Scan to get iTunes backup files detected and analyzed. After that, scanning result overview will come up. Choose your wanted data from the left column for preview.

Scan iTunes Backup

Step 2. Recover Data from iTunes Backup

After previewing contents, select and click Recover to retrieve them. All these items will be saved on your computer.

Recover Data from iTunes Backup

Part 3. Regain Data from iCloud

Step 1. Log in iCloud

First of all, press the third mode--Recover from iCloud Files. Then the window occurs and prompts you to log in iCloud. Input your Apple ID and the password. The program will enter iCloud. Don't worry about any info leak. Our program is 100% clean.

 Log in iCloud

Step 2. Download Photos from iCloud Backup Files

After entering iCloud, it is high time you need to download your previously backed up files from iCloud. Click Download and then wait with patience.

Download Photos from iCloud Backup Files

Step 3. Preview and Retrieve Files from iCloud

With the last step done, scanning result overview is listed on the left column. Click your target item and preview all the detailed files contained. Then tick and choose the ones you are intended to retrieve. Click Recover to save them on your computer.

Retrieve Data from iCloud

Note: For your information security, a backup of it is a necessity. Copy them to your iCloud or iTunes.

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