How to Restore iPad from iTunes with 2 Methods

Don’t know how to restore iPad with iTunes? This guide will share you 2 different ways to restore iPad from iTunes, without erasing any existing data.

By Bella Miller | Posted on: Aug. 30, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 03, 2019
PhoneRescue – Best iTunes Alternative

PhoneRescue for iOS makes up for the deficiencies of the traditional iTunes way, allows users to view the backup data details and supports selectively recovering specific files. Most importantly, it won’t erase anything on your device. Just give it a try now.

Restoring iPad from iTunes is one of the best methods to fix many system problems on your iPad, including unnecessary reboot, user-interface is lagging, some hardware not working, crashing, and others. Also, when you switch to a new iPad, or need to restore some deleted or lost data for another reasons, restoring iPad from iTunes can also be one of the best methods to complete the job.

Here in this guide, we will not only show you the traditional way to restore iPad from iTunes, but also share you another way to restore iPad from iTunes without erasing any existing data on iPad.

Method 1. Restore iPad from iTunes [Traditional Way]

Restoring iPad from iTunes will delete all your data including photos, apps, contacts, messages, notes, call history, etc. So, you’d better make a backup of your iPad before starting the restoring process.

Step 1 Open iTunes on your computer > Connect your iPad to the computer with a USB cable.

Step 2 Click the device icon that appears in iTunes > Select Restore Backup in iTunes > Choose the backup you want to restore > Click Restore button to start the process. Don’t disconnect your iPad until the process finishes.

How to Restore iPad from iTunes

How to Restore iPad from iTunes

Method 2. How to Restore iPad from iTunes without Erasing Any Data

Since iTunes restoring way has many shortcomings like all existing data have to be erased and the erased files can’t be recovered, not being able to view the backup details, can’t restore specific content, time-consuming, etc. lots of iOS users are prefer to use some professional yet virus-free iOS data recovery tool to restore iPhone or iPad from iTunes. And PhoneRescue for iOS is the exact tool that has been trusted by millions of iPhone and iPad users.

PhoneRescue for iOS makes up the deficiencies of iTunes, it supports previewing the backup files so that you can restore from the right backup. Selectively recovery is also supported, you can select the files or specific files you needed most to restore. There’s no blind full restore anymore. More than anything, with PhoneRescue for iOS, no existing data would be erased while restoring from iTunes backup. Now, let’s check the simple steps to restore iPad from iTunes backup without Erasing existing data.

Step 1 Free Download PhoneRescue for iOS on your computer, or directly click the Download button below > Run it.

Free Download

Free Download

* 100% Clean & Safe

Free Download * 100% Clean & Safe

Step 2 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 2

Restore iPad from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 2

Step 3 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 3

Restore iPad from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 3

Step 4 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 4

Restore iPad from iTunes Backup without Erasing Data – Step 4

The Bottom Line

You can go through above 2 different ways firstly, and then choose the one suits for you best to restore iPad from iTunes. But we sincerely suggest Method 2 – take assistant of PhoneRescue for iOS, as it keeps all your data safe all the time, and it is time-saving yet labor-saving.

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.