How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPad

Delete some valuable photos from iPad accidentally? This guide shows you how to recover deleted Camera Roll, Photo Stream, and Photo Library photos from iPad.

By iMobie | Last Updated: Dec. 05, 2019

How to recover deleted photos from iPad? I have been taken a lot of photos in my college with my iPad, now I want to share them with my family, but I have been deleted some of them, now I want to get back my deleted photos from my iPad, how can I recover my deleted iPad photos? Any ideas?

—A user from Apple Community

Deleting the unwanted photos on the iPad can be a very effective way of storage cleaning. But just think twice when you delete a photo, in case you may need it again in the future.

However, even though you have done that, there is no need to worry about it too much, because we have multiple possible methods to find and get them back. In this guide, we will share with you all the ways to help you with this issue, from the most common ones to the professional ones, making sure of the maximum possibilities of retrieving the deleted iPad photos.

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PhoneRescue – iPad Photos Recovery Tool

This professional tool can help you recover deleted photos on iPad 2/3/4, iPad mini/Air/Pro easily and quickly. Download it now and follow this guide to recover deleted photos on iPad in minutes.

Method 1. Check the Recently Deleted Folder on iPad

To save us from accidentally deleting some files or data, the iPad actually has a feature similar to the Recycle Bin. It is called the Recently Deleted album. You definitely know it, right? When we want to find the photos that we have deleted, the Recently Deleted album must be our first visit. It is the most common and easiest way. And here are the detailed steps.

1: Go to Photos App > Tap on Albums > Scroll down to find the Recently Deleted album.

2: Open Recently Deleted album > Preview the recently deleted photos and check if there are the photos you want to recover.

3: Click Select > Select the photos you want to recover > Tap on Recover in the bottom right corner.

Can I Get Permanently Deleted iPad Photos Back?

If in the Recent Deleted file you can find what you are looking for, it means that you may have permanently deleted those iPad photos at some time. You probably immediately ask “Can I get permanently deleted photos back?” To be honest, this could be a worse situation, but we still have ways to fix it. The most common way is to use the backup files if you have backed up your iPad to iTunes or iCloud before. You can directly restore all the photo items in the backup file to your iPad.

But there are some things you need to know before applying the iTunes/iCloud restoring method. iTunes/iCloud does not enable users to preview what is in the backup file. Plus, these two ways require the iPad reset firstly, which means all the files and data on the iPad would be erased.  So please make sure that the backup file 100% contains what you want, or you may lose more. So for data safety, we prefer recommending you to apply some other tools to help you restore data in iTunes or iCloud backup. Check it in the second part.

Method 2. How to Recover Deleted Photos on iPad with iTunes/iCloud Backup

As mentioned before, traditional restoring data from iTunes or iCloud backup will erase current data and you may not sure whether the backup contains the photos you want to recover. So, here we show you how to use PhoneRescue for iOS to recover only photos from backup without data erasing, and preview the photos before recovery.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS and launch it on your computer > Choose Recover from Backup or Recover from iCloud. Here take iTunes backup for example.

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Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

How to Recover Photos from iPad with iTunes Backup – Step 1

How to Recover Photos from iPad with iTunes Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Select a backup and click the arrow button if you don’t need to compare data, and then click on Only Scan Backup.

How to Recover Photos from iPad with iTunes Backup – Step 2

How to Recover Photos from iPad with iTunes Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Only select Photos and click on OK to start scanning this kind of data.

How to Recover Photos from iPad with iTunes Backup – Step 3

How to Recover Photos from iPad with iTunes Backup – Step 3

Step 4 Preview and select the photos you want to recover > Click on Recover button on the bottom-right to get them back to your iPad or computer.

How to Recover Photos from iPad with iTunes Backup - Step 4

How to Recover Photos from iPad with iTunes Backup – Step 4

Step 5 When the recovering process completed you’ll see this page.

Selected Photos Recovery Completed

Selected Photos Recovery Completed

Now, you can open the destination you selected to check. You can see the selected 8 photos already back to your computer now.

Check Recovery Photos

Check Recovery Photos

Method 3. How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPad without Backup

Actually, the worst situation is that you didn’t back up photos with iTunes or iCloud at all. But it’s still possible to recover deleted photos from iPad even without a backup since the deleted photos not permanently deleted from your iPad before replacing by new data.  They have just been marked as useless and stay somewhere on your iPad. With the best professional iOS data recovery tool, you can find and recover them as long as they not be overwritten by new data. So, to successfully retrieve photos from iPad, you need to stop using your iPad and with the aid of a reliable & workable tool.

Here we recommend a professional iOS data recovery tool – PhoneRescue, which supports recovering deleted data directly on iPad, as well as from iTunes or iCloud backup. What makes it stand out? Here are the reasons:

Now, let’s see how to recover deleted photos from iPad without backup by using PhoneRescue for iOS. Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS to your Mac or PC computer prior, then follow steps below.

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Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 1 Open PhoneRescue for iOS > Plug in your iPad > Select Recover from iOS Device > Click on Right Arrow to enter next page.

How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPad without Backup – Step 1

How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPad without Backup – Step 1

Step 2 Only select Photos and click on OK to start scanning this kind of data.

How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPad without Backup – Step 2

How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPad without Backup – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the photos you want to recover > Click on Recover button to get them back to your iPad or computer.

How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPad without Backup – Step 3

How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPad without Backup – Step 3

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  1. This tutorial can be also applied to recover deleted photos from iPhone or iPod touch.
  2. If you are working with iPad 1, you also can switch to DFU Mode to get a deeper scan so that you can restore more lost data.
  3. If you struck in a more desperate situation, such as your iPad is broken, lost, stolen or it can’t be recognized, you can read on this post to learn the next method to recover deleted photos from iTunes/iCloud backup.

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The Bottom Line

With PhoneRescue for iOS and the detailed tutorial about how to recover deleted photos from iPad, no matter whether you have made a backup in advance, no matter your device is available or not, you can easily retrieve deleted photos from iPad. Now download PhoneRescue for iOS to get your iPad photos back >

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