How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPad

Many iOS users enjoy taking photos with iPad to meet daily entertainment, learning, even communication. If you deleted some important pictures on iPad, do you know how to get them back?

Actually, there are many reasons will cause iOS data loss on iPad, iPhone or iPod. The good thing is, you can handily restore lost pictures from iPad with iTunes or iCloud backup.

What if you don't have a suitable iTunes/iCloud backup which carries the deleted photos?

Recover Deleted Photos from iPad

We suggest you to read this article and follow the instructions below. There are four ways for you to recover deleted photos from iPad. You will find recovering deleted photos from iPad is much easier than what you have thought.

Part 1: Recover deleted photos from iPad "Recently Deleted" folder

General speaking , If your iPad has a iOS version of iOS 8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17, you can find a new feature named "Recently Deleted" folder in the "Photos" app, which helps users to recover their deleted photos from iPad. All the deleted photos are saved in the so-called "Recently Deleted" folder and stored on your iPad for 30 days. Therefore, if you have accidentally deleted some photos which are important, you can regain them from the "Recently Deleted" folder, just following the steps.

Step 1. Open the "Photos" app on your iPad, and tap "Albums" at the bottom.


Step 2. Tap "Recently Deleted" to check if your deleted photos are there. Find and tick all the deleted photos that you want to recover.

Step 3. Tap the "Recover" button on the bottom right of this page to get them back, and the photos will be sent back to the original album.


Part 2: Recover deleted photos from iPad directly

However, you should be aware of the fact that if your iPad iOS version is none of 8, 9, 10 or 11/12, you will have to use a professional program named iPad Data Recovery to recover the deleted photos from iPad.

iPad Data Recovery

  • Recover deleted photos from iPad, iPhone, iCloud or iTunes backup without extra software.
  • Get back lost iOS data like photos from iPad, no matter it is crashed, damaged or broken.
  • Restore almost all iOS data types, including contacts, call logs, SMS/MMS, photos, app data and more.
  • Open iTunes or iCloud backup files and preview various deleted data for recovery.
  • Compatible with all iPhone and iPad models, including iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/X/8/7, iPad Pro/Air/mini and more.
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Step 1. Connect your iPad to your PC with a USB cable, and make sure your iPad is unlocked.

Step 2. Install and Start the iPad Photo Recovery program, select "Recover from iOS Device", and click the "Start Scan" button to the next step.

Start Scan

Step 3. Click the "Start" button, and the program will scan the photos on your iPad.

Step 4. Press and hold both the "Power" button and "Home" button on your iPad at the same time for 10 seconds.

Step 5. Release the "Power" button, but with your finger still holding the "Home" button for another 10 seconds, and you will get the notification that you have successfully entered the system. Then release the "Home" button.

Home Button

Step 6. You can see all the deleted iPad photos display in the next pane after the scanning is over. You can even find the deleted screenshots on your iPad/Mac/iPhone. Then view the photos one by one and select the ones you want to recover.


Step 7. Click the "Recover" button to save them on your PC. Check this post to know more about how to recover deleted text messages on iPhone.

Part 3: Recover deleted iPad photos from iTunes backup

If you have already made a backup of your iPad, there is no difficulty to restore deleted photos on iPad through iTunes. All your deleted pictures are stored in the backup file which you recently set up. You can absolutely restore your deleted iPad photos from the most recent backup files or you can recover the deleted photos from iTunes backup via iPhone Data Recovery. Let's follow the guide below.

Step 1. Install and start iPhone Data Recovery on your computer, and select "Recover from iTunes Backup File".

Step 2. Select one of the iPad backups and click the "Start Scan" button. Then all the backed-up photos on your iPad will be displayed on the screen.

Start Scan

Step 3. Select the photos which you want to recover, and click the "Recover" button at the right bottom to recover your deleted iPad photos.

Recover Deleted iPad Photos

Part 4: Retrieve deleted/lost iPad pictures from iCloud backup

Actually, recovering deleted iPad photos is quite a simple task. Also, you can restore iPad pictures via iPhone Data Recovery, if you have already carefully synced your iPad photos with iCloud. You can follow the steps blow to recover iPad photos from iCloud backup files via the iPad photo recovery software.

Step 1. Install and run the iPad photo recovery software, select "Recover from iCloud Backup File".

Step 2. Sign in iCloud. Input both your Apple ID and password to log in your iCloud account, and then iPhone Data Recovery will search for your backup files and display them on the screen.

Recover from iCloud Backup File

Step 3. Select the iCloud backup which you want to recover and click the "Download" button. After downloading the backup files, click the "Scan" button to scan photos in the iCloud backups.


Step 4. The scanned photos are displayed on the interface of the software for preview. Select the photos which you want to recover and click the "Recover" button to get them back on your PC.


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With the help of this article and the useful iPad photo recovery software, you will find it interesting and easy to restore deleted photos on iPad. By the way, the software can not only recover photos for you, but also help you effortlessly recover deleted contacts, text messages,videos, calendar, etc. It will be very kind of you to share this article with your friends who are in the same awkward situation, if you find it is useful for you. Now you have so many different methods to recover deleted photos from iPad, why not have a try with iPhone Data Recovery?

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