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How Do I Recover Lost iPad 4 Data on Mac/PC?

Jun. 21, 2014 12:17 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPad Tips
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Today's mailbox question:

"I accidently deleted all the notes on my iPad 4. They are very important since some are my random inspiration for my new book. How can I recover lost data from iPad 4 on Macbook."

Accidents happen. They especially tend to happen with data that we can't afford to lose since they are irreplaceable or hard to recreate. Fortunately, iPad 4 data recovery on Mac OS is pretty easy as long as you find a reliable way that can help you. If you are a Windows user and lost iPad 4 data, click here >>

There are 3 different paths to take: Restore iPad 4 from iCloud, Restore iPad 4 from iTunes and Recover iPad 4 Data with Tenorshare iPad 4 Data Recovery for Mac. Each one has its pluses and its minuses, which we will explain to you in detail.

1. How to Restore iPad 4 from iCloud Backup?

If you backed up your data with iCloud on your device before, you can restore iPad 4 data from iCloud backup. Here is how-to.

Note: We don't recommend this method concerning privacy issues. There are some other risks with iCloud, such as wireless vulnerabilities, virus infections, hacking attempts and data theft.

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2. How to Restore iPad 4 from iTunes Backup on Mac?

iTunes create backup file every time you sync your iPad 4 with it. Therefore, you can restore iPad 4 from iTunes backup. This kind of iPad 4 data rescue will revert all data on your iPad 4 to those contained in the backup. There is a potential risk: if your lost files are NOT in this backup, your current data on your iPad 4 will be erased as well. Light gains make heavy purses. So, be cautious if you are not that certain.

If you insist on restoring iPad 4 data from iTunes backup, launch iTunes and connect your device, and then click the "File" menu and select "Device"> "Restore from Back up".

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3. How to Recover iPad 4 Files with Tenorshare iPad 4 Data Recovery for Mac?

Tenorshare iPad 4 Data Recovery for Mac is the very software program that can recover notes, messages, photos, videos, calendar, and other files on iPad 4 (iPad with Retina Display). It provides 2 recovery modes: recover data from iPad 4 device without iTunes backup and recover iPad 4 data from iTunes backup. Of course, it supports previous iPad modes: iPad 3, iPad mini, iPad 2 and iPad 1.

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The following are steps you can use to recover data from iPad 4 by using this iPad 4 file data recovery for Mac.

Option 1: Recover Data Directly from iPad 4

Option 2: Recover Data from iPad 4 Backup (iTunes Backup and iCloud Backup)

Note: Compared with recovering iPad 4 data from backup with iTunes and iCloud, this software can preview and selectively recover the files you need.

Now, you can decide for yourself which is better for your iPad 4 data recovery needs. Sure, Tenorshare iPad 4 Data Recovery for Mac offers you more options for iPad data recovery, covers any data loss scenarios and is pretty easy to use.

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