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How to Restore iPad without iTunes? 3 Ways to Do It!

How to restore iPad or iPhone without iTunes? Sometimes some users might have mistakenly deleted some files from their iOS devices, like pictures, contacts or other contents, and now want them back. So this is why it is important to backup data on your iPad/iPhone/iPod touch so that you can restore your iPad from either iTunes or iCloud, even directly from your iPad itself.

However, restoring data from iTunes might also cause data lost if the iTunes backup does not contain all the files on your iPad. Because restoring with iTunes will delete all the files on your device and replace them with the extracted iTunes backup. So if you are looking for a safe way to restore iPad without iTunes, which will not make you lose any existing data, you can keep reading to find out the ideal way.

1. Restore iPad without iTunes - Recover iPad Data from iCloud Selectively

Without iTunes, you can restore iPad with iCloud. Here it is recommended a professional 3rd-party recovery tool - iCloud Data Recovery to help you restore iPad from iCloud backup selectively or in a batch without resetting iPad. With this tool, you are freely preview and select the iPad contents that you want, then restore them from iCloud whenever you want.

Now, please download the free trail of the program on your computer and begin the journey.

Here is a simple guide to restore iPad from iCloud:

1st Step - Directly launch the program after installation, and select "Recover from iCloud Backup File" mode. Then you are required to sign into iCloud with your Apple ID and password.

choose the right recovery mode

2nd Step - Select an iCloud backup file from the list on the interface to scan. After selecting, just click the "Download" button to download the iCloud backups to your local disk in the program directly.

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3rd Step - Then all files from the iCloud backup like photos, messages, contacts, etc. will be found and displayed in category in the program. Preview and tick the files you wish to restore, and them click "Recover" button to save them on the computer.

preview and recover selected data from icloud

See Also: How to Recover Deleted MMS from iPhone 6S/6/5S/5

2. iPad Restore without iTunes - Retrieve from iCloud Backup Wholly on iDevice

If you want to reset your iPad and restore iPad from iCloud without iTunes, you can also restore iPad directly on iPad without the help of iCloud Data Recovery tool. But please be aware this will erase all current files on your iPad and overwrite the data with the extracted iCloud backup file. So it is strongly advised to restore iPad with the above method without losing data.

See also: Recover Deleted Photos from iPhone or iTunes

Here is how to restore iPad from iCloud backup on iPad device:

Step 1. Firstly, please reset your iPad before restoration. Go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Contents and Settings. Then tap Erase iPad option on pop-up window to confirm your action.

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Step 2. Then on a new window of "Set up your iPad", just select the Restore from iCloud Backup option.

Step 3. Finally, sign into iCloud with you Apple ID and password. Then choose one iCloud backup from the list to start restoring iPad from iCloud backup.

During the process, please keep connecting to an available Wi-Fi network.

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