Restore iPad from Backup: iTunes & iCloud Backup

Want to restore iPad from backup (iTunes or iCloud) but don’t know how? This guide will separately show you the detailed steps on how to restore iPad from iTunes and restore iPad from iCloud backup.

By Bella Miller | Posted: Jul. 24, 2018, Last Updated: Aug. 16, 2018
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When iPad is running sluggish, losing data iOS version update, stuck on black/white screen, or encountering some other breakdowns, restoring from a backup can be a common solution to fix these errors.

For iPad users, Apple offers two excellent modes to do the restore job: from iTunes, from iCloud. And here, we will show you the simplified steps to restore iPad from iTunes and restore iPad from iCloud. Besides, we will also share you another way to restore iPad from iTunes/iCloud backup without erasing any data.

Keep in mind that both the two traditional ways, restoring from iCloud and iTunes will erase all data and settings on your iPad, and the erased files can’t be recovered anymore. Since there’s no way for you to check the iCloud/iTunes backup files, you have to be 100% sure the backup you choose to restore from does include your wanted files. Otherwise, you may lose all other important files on your iPad eternally.

Actually, you can directly move to Method 2 or Method 4 to restore iPad from backup without erasing any data.

Method 1. How to Restore iPad from iCloud

For these iPad users who have made an iCloud backup and are quite sure that the iCloud backup contains the wanted data, just follow the steps below to restore iPad from iCloud.

Step 1 Go to Settings on your iPad > Tap on General > Scroll down and choose Reset > Tap Erase All Content and Settings option.

How to Restore iPad from iCloud – Step 1

How to Restore iPad from iCloud – Step 1

Step 2 Reach the Apps & Data screen and tap Restore from iCloud Backup > Sign in to iCloud with your Apple ID > Choose backup > Select the iCloud backup contains the data you want to restore to iPad.

Method 2. Restore iPad from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data

To restore iPad from iCloud backup without erasing any data, the only possibility is to take advantage of a reliable yet professional iPad data recovery tool like PhoneRescue iOS Data Recovery. PhoneRescue iOS Data Recovery is specially designed for iPad iPhone iPod users to do no-risk data recovery.

Better than traditional iCloud restore way, it allows you to view the iCloud backup details so that you can locate the right one to restore. It has no need of erasing or resetting before the restore process. All your current data on iPad will be kept safe. More than anything, unlike above iCloud restore way, there’s no blind full restore. You can preview and choose the files you really want to retrieve to your iPad. Now, let’s see how to restore iPad from iCloud backup without resetting.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS your Mac/PC, run it > Connect your iPad to the computer via its USB cable > Click Recover from iCloud mode.

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Restore iPad from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data – Step 1

Restore iPad from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data – Step 1

Step 2 Log into your iCloud account > Choose iCloud Backup option > Choose the backup contains the files you prefer and click Download > Choose the data categories you would like to restore, then click OK to download the backup.

Restore iPad from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data – Step 2

Restore iPad from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data – Step 2

Step 3 After it completes, check it and click right arrow on the bottom right > Preview and select the files you want to restore > Click To Device or To Computer button to restore them now.

Restore iPad from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data – Step 3

Restore iPad from iCloud Backup without Erasing Data – Step 3

Method 3. How to Restore iPad from iTunes

If you have made an iTunes backup, and you’re pretty sure that the backup does contain the files you want, then read on to learn how to restore iPad from iTunes.

Step 1 Launch iTunes on your Mac or PC computer > Connect your iPad to the computer via USB cable.

Step 2 Click the Phone icon when it shows in iTunes > Click “Restore Backup” as the screenshot shows.

How to Restore iPad from iTunes – Step 2

How to Restore iPad from iTunes – Step 2

Step 3 Select the backup contains the data you want to restore and click “Restore” to restore them from your iTunes backup.

Method 4. Restore iPad from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data

Since the traditional iTunes restore way needs users to wipe all data on device, increasing number of iOS users are prefer to use PhoneRescue iOS data recovery to do the iPhone or iPad restore job. And below are the reasons why.

PhoneRescue for iOS allow users to check the backup data, which breaks the limits of traditional iTunes restore way and helps users to choose the most wanted one to restore. More than anything, it also supports previewing and selecting the data in your iTunes backup before restoring. No blind full restore, no important data loss risk. All your data remain 100% secure.

Now, Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer prior, and then follow the simple steps below to restore iPad from iTunes backup even without any data loss.

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Step 1 Connect your iPhone to the computer via a USB cable > Click Recover from iTunes Backup mode > Click Right Arrow on the bottom right.

Restore iPad from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 1

Restore iPad from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 1

Step 2 Choose the backup contains the photos you want to recover and click Right Arrow > Check Photos category > Click OK button to scan the backup files.

Restore iPad from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 2

Restore iPad from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 2

Step 3 Preview and select the photos you want to recover > Click Recover to iOS Device or Recover to Computer button to retrieve them now.

Restore iPad from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 3

Restore iPad from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 3

If all above ways fail to get back wanted files, read on below guide to restore from your iPad directly, even without any backup.
How to Restore iPad/iPhone without Backup >

The Bottom Line

As you can see from above, to restore iPad from backup, you have more better choice now than ever before. If you don’t want to lose any data while restoring iPad from iCloud or iTunes, try PhoneRescue for iOS to give you a hand.

Bella Miller

A senior editor, an Apple fan at iMobie Inc.. I love both dancing and helping users to solve iOS & Android related issues by writing various types of tutorials.

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