iPad Mini 3 that Apple recently unveiled has added a Touch ID fingerprint and a gold color, which has great appeal to those luxury gold color-addicted users. If this is your first time to buy iPad, you can't imagine how necessary it is for you to learn how to recover lost iPad data on Mac!
5 Situations that cause iPad Mini 3 data loss
Generally speaking, iPad Mini 3 data loss are caused by the following 5 situations:
Restore iPad Mini 3 to factory settings.
iPad Mini 3 gets stolen.
iPad Mini 3 gets damaged.
3 ways to recover lost data from iPad Mini 3 on Mac
As a matter of fact, you can recover lost data from iPad Mini 3 in 3 different ways as below:
Note that both Way 1 and Way 2 are workable only on the condition that you've backed up your iPad Mini 3 before. If you had lost data from iPad Mini 3 before you could back it up, you'd better skip to Way 3, which enables you to recover lost data directly from iPad Mini 3. In addition to that, Way 3 also allows you to SELECTIVELY recover data from iTunes/iCloud backup rather than the traditional "All or Nothing" mode in Way 1 and Way 2.
Way 1: How to restore lost data from iPad Mini 3 via iTunes backup
If you've backed up your iPad Mini 3 with iTunes, then you can check the following steps.
① Connect iPad Mini 3 to PC and open iTunes.
② Right click the device name referring to your iPad Mini 3 on the main interface of iTunes and click "Restore from Backup".
③ Then select the backup file from the pop up window and click "Restore" to proceed.
Way 2: How to retrieve lost data from iPad Mini 3 via iCloud backup
If you've backed up your iPad Mini 3 with iCloud, then you can check the following steps.
① Navigate to Settings >> General >> Reset on iPad Mini 3 and tap "Erase all content and settings".
② In the Setup Assistant, proceed to "Set up your device", tap "Restore from iCloud Backup" and then sign in to iCloud.
③ Proceed to "Choose backup" and then select the one you need from a list of available backups in iCloud.
Tips: You must be aware that every time you sync or back up iPad Mini 3 with iTunes or iCoud, all the data will be automatically backed up as the latest to cover the previous one. Namely, if you choose to restore from A backup, all the data on iPad Mini 3 will be replaced by data on A backup.
Way 3: How to recover lost data from iPad Mini 3 without backup
If you have never backed up iPad Mini 3 before, then Mac iPad Data Recovery tool is badly needed here, which is specially designed for Mac users to recover photos, notes, contacts, messages and more from iPad Mini 3 as well as iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 4, etc. Most importantly, it allows you to recover lost data directly from iPad Mini 3 without backup!