Restore iPad from iCloud

The moment you switch from one iOS device to the new one, the thought about starting the phone from scratch can be daunting. One would never want to get their time consumed for installing all the apps once again and setting them again as in the old device. Therefore, making an iCloud backup is always helpful in such case since you can restore the data from it. People make backup through iCloud on regular basis but find it difficult to restore. And hence, we would like to introduce you 2 different ways to learn how to restore iPad from iCloud. You can also use the mentioned ways for iPhone too. Let's now begin to understand them.

Way 1: Restore iPad from iCloud when Setup

The first way of restoring iPad from iCloud is factory resetting the old device and then retrieving the data at the time of setting up the iPad. This method demands having a backup in your iCloud storage. Just in case you don't know how to backup, here are the steps for it.

Head to 'Settings' and tap your name. Tap 'iCloud' now and toggle 'iCloud Backup'. Tap on 'Back Up Now' option. Your data will be backed up now.

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How to restore iPad from iCloud backup with setup Process

To initiate this process, please note that if you have already started using your iPad after setting it up, you will need to delete everything from it once. After then, you are required to go through the setup process again thereby resetting iPad from iCloud.

To erase, open 'Settings' and go to 'General'. Now, look for the 'Reset' option and choose 'Erase All Contents and Settings'. Once done, enter the passcode and confirm the process. Subsequently, turn your device off and then turn it on again.

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When you turn on your iPad, you will get the same setup screen you found when you started operating it. From the iOS Setup Assistant options, complete the settings of country and language confirmations.

Once this is done, you will reach the 'Set Up iPhone' screen. From the options given on the screen, tap on the 'Restore from iCloud backup'.

After this, sign in to iCloud account with same credentials you used in previous phone. Choose one backup now and sit back in relaxed way. Your entire backup files will initiate to restore in your new iPad.

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Way 2: Selectively Restore iPad with Tenorshare UltData

Another way to restore iPad from iCloud backup is to use a reputable tool like Tenorshare UltData . This tool will let your restore your iPad selectively unlike the above method. When you use this, you will be able to restore more than 20 types of data. It is fully compatible with the latest iOS and one can use this tool on Mac and Windows both operating systems. When you can recover from iTunes, iCloud and iOS device directly, get the flexibility of choosing whether you want full or partial restore, full support to numerous data types, one can't ask for more. Let's talk about the tutorial for using this tool.

With the mighty Ultdata, you can still recover from the pain of losing out not only the photos but retrieve other crucial data types and their backup. We will be discussing in detail regarding how to recover the deleted photos from iPad both with iTunes/iCloud backup and without the backup. In the following section, we will be learning how to recover the deleted photos without any backup or otherwise.

Step 1 – Firstly, go to the official website of the tool and get the tool downloaded on your respective PC. Install it afterwards and launch it. When launched successfully, choose the 'Recover from iCloud Backup File' tab from the top of the screen.

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Step 2 – Next, you need to login with the iCloud credentials and when you see the associated backups, choose the one that you need. Click on 'Next' subsequently.

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Step 3 – You will get a window now whose purpose is to let you choose the data types you want to restore. When you will choose the needed data type, click on 'Next' so that the program can scan the selected data properly.

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Step 4 – Your files will be positively downloaded and UltData will make them scanned in a proper manner. In the last and the resultant screen, you will be able to preview your data prior restoring. You can choose the data type one by one in order to preview them on the main screen. Now, it's time to restore iPad from iCloud backup. Click on 'Recover' and your process will be over in a while. Check your device after following the method.


If you read this article with the needed attention, you won't have to ask "how do I restore my iPad from iCloud" to anyone anymore. We provided 2 ways that can help you when you stuck with a situation of getting your data from iCloud backup files. Hope you are now proceeding with one of the methods we mentioned above. Just in case you have doubt about the best one, we would like to refer to Tenorhsare UltData. Since it is the safest tool and offers selective restoring too, using this tool will be a sound choice. We believe that you like this post. Please share your views on it. Thanks for your time reading it.

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