Tenorshare iPad Data Recovery for Mac is world-leading iPad file recovery software that recovers photos, notes, contacts, and other data on iPad Air/mini 2/4/3/mini/2 from iTunes backup or from device directly without backup on Mac
Below are the detailed steps and guide on how to recover data from iPhone, iPod and iPod Touch.
Mode 1: Retrieve iPad data from iTunes Backup File
Choose "Recover Data from iTunes Backup File" if the iPad is stolen, lost or damaged or you failed to recover it from iPad device. In this mode you are allowed to recover your important data by extorting iTunes backup. So, make sure that you have synced your iPad device with iTunes before or backed up your iPad manually.
What's next :
Note: Until you realize that your data are lost don’t sync your iPad with iTunes, or else the iTunes backup file of your iPad will be automatically updated after sync.
Step 1 - Choose the iTunes backup files to scan
This software will automatically question the root directory of your computer that contain the unreadable backup (SQlitedb file), shows copies of the backup files and permits you to remove iPad data form backup on Mac. Choose your iPad backup and click on the “Start Scan”.
Step 2 - Preview and retrieve the lost data.
After the scanning process is complete all the backed up files by iTunes will be displayed on Mac. Hit on of eth category and see them on the right side. To select few file tick on some file or tick "Check all" to select all of them. Now click on “Recover” button to start the recovering process.
Step 3 - Easily recover the lost files -
Select the location on your Mac to save the recovered file on your desired location. For better reading text files are saved in .xml, .xls, .txt format. And, for media file like video, photos, audio they are saved in original format.
Mode 2: Retrieve the Data Directly from iPad device without Backup
Choose "Recover Data from iOS Device" when you don’t have backup file on your operating system. This mode directly recovers and scans your iPad device to search the lost or deleted data on your inaccessible device.
Note As soon you realize that you have accidentally deleted or lost your important data form iPad device you better stop using it. Any operation performed on your device like sending or receiving any messages, calls or data can overwrite the lost data and can easily make them unrecoverable. So it is advised to switch off your device or set it on flight mode.
Step 1 - Start the scanning process
Ensure that your iPad device is powered on and connect it with your Mac. On the main interface of the software you will see a Start Scan button now click on that button to start the scanning process.
Step 2 - Preview and choose the lost files
After the scanning process is complete all the files containing the lost and existing ones will be displayed by the file type like photos, contacts, notes, messages and so on. Highlight any of the file type and you can easily view them under this type on the right side. Choose the file that you want to recover and click on the “Recover” button.
Tips: Tick on "Only display the deleted items" to cover the existing data.
Step 3- Recover the lost iPad data
Give a specific location on your Mac to save the recovered files. For messages, contact, call history and other files which are saved in .txt, .xml, .xls file. And the media files such as video, photos, audio are saved in the original format.