So you lost data on your iPad mini after iOS 7 update, jailbreak, factory settings restore? Or you can't access all your iPad mini data because your device is damaged, get a black screen, right? Don't worry. This article offers 2 options on how to restore iPad mini from iTunes backup on Mac and get back your lost contacts, photos, notes, voice memos, etc.
As long as you have backed up iPad mini with iTunes, there's a big chance to restore your lost data. Earlier we've covered How to Restore iPhone, iPad and iPod from iTunes Backup, you can check the post for details.
Using iTunes to restore iPad mini from backup on Mac is an easy way to recover lost data. However, the method provided by Apple has some limitations that you might have already noticed: When restoring from iTunes backup the current data on iPad mini will be replaced with data in the iTunes backup, bringing your iPad mini to a previous state. In addition, if your device is damaged, stolen, get a black screen, etc. this method won't help at all.
In this event, just turn to Option 2.
Here in this option, you will find a way to restore iPad mini from backup on MacBook or other computer running Mac with a third party tool, iTunes Data Recovery for Mac. It's an easy and powerful application that extracts iTunes backup and export data in the backup to Mac. You can download the free trial version to your Mac and have a try. (Windows users should go for iTunes Data Recovery.)
iTunes Data Recovery for Mac automatically detects all the iTunes backups on your computer. You just need to choose the one you need and then scan the backup. After scanning, you can preview the scanning result and decide which to recover.
Next time you lose data on iPad mini after updating iOS, jailbreak, or your iPad mini is crashed, water-damaged, stolen, etc., let iTunes Data Recovery for Mac extract and recover all your precious data.