How to Restore iPad from iTunes 2024

by Anna Sherry   Updated on 2024-04-18 / Update for  iPad

When you switch to new iPad, you can now easily move data from your old device to a new one by simply restoring iPad from iTunes backup. Moreover, when you encounter with any iPadOS issue on your device, restoring iPad from iTunes can be the solution to fix the problem with ease. To learn how to restore iPad from backup and restore iPad to factory settings with iTunes, continue reading this guide.

Part 1: How to Restore iPad from iTunes Backup?

Generally, users take a backup of their iPad data with iTunes so that when they switch or want to get back data, they can easily restore iPad from iTunes backup. There are two ways to do it and here, we have mentioned both ways in detail.

Way 1: Restore iPad from iTunes backup

Restoring iPad from iTunes backup will erase your iPad entire existing content and settings and it will restore data from the last backup you have made.

Here is the guide on how to restore iPad from iTunes backup:

Step 1: To begin it, run the latest version of iTunes on your system and then, connect your iPad to the computer using a USB cable.

Step 2: After that, click on "Device" and then, go to the "Summary" tab. Here, click on "Restore Backup" as shown in the below figure.

select restore backup

Step 3: Now, select the most relevant backup by looking out its date and size. Finally, hit on "Restore" button and wait until restore process is not completed.

Note: if your iTunes backup is encrypted, then you need to enter the password to restore iPad from encrypted backup.

That's all on how you can restore iPad from iTunes backup. No doubt, it is easy, but it has many downsides. First of all, you can't preview iTunes backup data before restoring and sometimes, data is overwritten.

Way 2: Restore iPad from iTunes backup without resetting

Want to restore iPad from iTunes backup, but don't to lose data? Use UltData-iPhone Data Recovery. This software is an iTunes backup extractor that allows users to download data from iTunes backup. Moreover, it let users selectively restore data from iTunes without overwriting data in your iPad. Thus, whenever you faced any data loss situation with your device, this iPad recovery software can help you in recovering data from your iPad.

Step 1: After downloading and installing this program on your system, connect your iPad to the computer using a cable. Then, choose "Recover Data from iTunes backup file" and then, select backup file from which you want to recover data.

recover from itunes backup file

Step 2: Next, preview and select desired files you want to get back. Then, click on "Recover" button and select the location on your system where you want to save recovered data.

recover data

Part 2: Restore iPad to Factory Settings with iTunes

When you want to restore iPad to default settings to fix iPad issues, there are two ways that you can use to restore your iPad to factory settings with iTunes.

Way 1: Restore iPad from iTunes

Are you facing iOS issues on your iPad such as charging issue, slow performance or many more? In all these scenarios, the best way to resolve problems is restoring iPad from iTunes. This method will also erase your iPad existing content, but not settings.

Here are steps on how to restore iPad to default settings with iTunes:

Step 1: Run iTunes latest version on your computer and then, connect your iPad to the computer using a digital cable.

Step 2: Next, tap on device icon and then, navigate to "Summary" tab. Here, click on "Restore iPad" option to restore iPad.

select restore backup

Step 3: Thereafter, wait until the restore process is not finished. Once it is completed, your device will reboot automatically.

Way 2: Restore iPad from iTunes when disabled/not responding

If your iPad is disabled and not responding then in this case, the first you need to put your iPad in recovery mode so that iTunes can detect your device. Once iTunes able to detect your iPad, it will restore iPad from iTunes when disabled. Below are steps on how you can do it:

Step 1: Open iTunes and connect your iPad to computer. To put iPad in recovery mode, press and hold down power and home button together until you don't see iTunes connect icon your iPad screen.

ipad in recovery mode

Step 2: Once iTunes detects your iPad in recovery mode, it will pop up a message either to update or restore iPad. Tap on "Restore" option.

 restore ipad

Way 3: Restore iPad without iTunes when forgot password

If you forogt your iPad password and iTunes won't restore, an iOS password unlocker tool can help you. 4uKey is recommended for its user-friendly interface and high success rate to remove/bypass iPhone/iPad locked screeen. It can factory restore the locked iPhone/iPad with simple steps and perfectly support the latest iPhone 14 and iOS 16/iPadOS 16.1.

All you need to do is install 4uKey and run it on your computer, connect your disabled iPhone/iPad to computer, and click Start button to initiate the process.

bypass iphone password

Prior restoring the locked iPhone, you need to download the firmware package.

download firmware package to unlock iphone

And then, just wait for a few minutes for the program to restore iPad and remove password.

remove iphone password

When the process is done, your iPhone is restored to factory settings with all data and settings including the password removed.

Way 4. Factory Reset iPad to Fix iPad Problems without iTunes

iPad is stuck and need a restore to fix it? Use ReiBoot as it empowers you to factory reset iPhone/iPad without to fix iPad problems quickly. This software is mainly designed to fix all iOS issues such as iPad frozen, iPad stuck in recovery mode, iPad won't turn on and many more.

Here is the step-by-step guide on how to use ReiBoot to factory reset iPad without iTunes:

Step 1: Download and install the software on your system. Then, run it and connect your iPad to the computer using a cable. Choose Factory Reset iPhone (iPad also) from the top menu.

 factory restore ipad

Step 2: Click Fix Now in the next screen.

 restore ipad without itunes

Step 3: Now, download and import firmware package for your device and select the destination location where you want to save it.

download package

Step 4: After that, click on "Start Repair" and once repair process completes, your iPad will be rebooted automatically.

start repair


Hence, now you have learned how to restore iPad from iTunes. If your purpose is restoring iPad from backup, you can use either iTunes or an iTunes extractor to achieve; If you forgot your iPad password, you can also restore iPad without passcode using 4uKey.