iPad data recovery

Learn how to recover lost/deleted iPad data by restoring your device or using our iPad data recovery software

Start download

Compatible with Windows and Mac computers

iPad data recovery is usually possible as long as you have a working device or a backup. So, whether you’ve accidentally deleted a photo, lost important notes following an iOS update, or damaged your device, there’s a good chance we can help you get your files back.

Method 1: Restore your iPad backup

You can restore an iPad backup to recover all data and settings from the time the backup was created:.

This is the best option if your original iPad is broken, stolen or lost and you’ve bought a replacement iPad.

If you still have the same iPad, you will need to wipe existing data before you can restore the backup. (Go to ‘Settings’ > ‘General’ > ‘Reset’ > ‘Erase All Content and Settings’) and then restore your device. If you’re worried about losing data created since the backup was taken, or you don’t have a backup containing the files you need, try using our iPad data recovery software instead.

Method 2: Use our iPad data recovery software

You can use our iPad data recovery software to extract data from a backup file on iTunes or iCloud. This allows you to recover backed-up data without the need for a full iPad restore. In fact, you don’t even need an iPad at all — a lifesaver when your device is damaged, stolen or lost and you haven’t bought a replacement.

Enigma Recovery software also makes it possible to recover iPad data without a backup. That’s because it can scan your device’s internal database and piece together bits of broken data, recovering files that you thought had been lost forever.

Enigma Recovery is available to download on Mac or PC, and our free trial allows you to preview recoverable data.

What types of data can be recovered?

You can recover all your most important iPad files with Enigma Recovery, including messages, notes, photos and Safari internet history. Simply select which data types you’d like to scan for after connecting your device or iTunes/iCloud account to the software.

*Deleted data can be recovered only from iTunes/iCloud backups. Photos and videos can only be recovered from an iTunes backup.

What can I do with my recovered data?

If you have the full version of Enigma Recovery, you’ll be able to view, search and filter recovered iPad data once the scan is complete. You can then use the ‘Export & Restore’ menu to:

  • Export selected files to your computer: As well as creating a backup, this gives you the option to edit, transfer and print your data. See the exportable file formats below. (To view exported data on your iPad, simply import to an app/tool supporting that file format.)
  • Restore selected files to your iPad: You can transfer calendar events, call history, contacts, iMessages, notes, text messages and WhatsApp messages from Enigma Recovery to our free Restore app. You will need to download the app and connect your iPad to the computer.

What’s next?

Now that you have successfully recovered lost iPad data, either by restoring a backup or using our iPad data recovery software, it’s a good idea to create a backup and review your iCloud settings.

We hope you don’t need to recover your iPad data again, but, if you do, remember that an Enigma Recovery license covers the lifetime of your device. Learn more about our iOS data recovery software.

Install Enigma Recovery on Windows & Mac computers

Compatible with Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10 and Mac OS 10.7 to 10.14

Start download

Compatible with Windows and Mac computers