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Top 3 Tips for You to Recover Photos from iPad mini/4/3/2 on Mac

Aug. 28, 2014 2:10 pm / Posted by Jenefey Aaron to iPad Tips
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Recently I've got messages from a lot of friends asking me about how to recover photos from iPad mini/4/3/2. Possibly many iPad users have been puzzled by the same problem. Hopefully you do not have to deal with such problem, but if you do need to recover iPad photos, read on.

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Tip 1: Recover iPad mini/4/3/2 Photos from iTunes and iCloud on Mac

As long as the photos are in your backup, you can restore iPad photos from backup -- as well as everything else that is in that backup.

You can get detailed guide on how to backup and restore from a backup from Apple support.

Note:iTunes doesn't back up photos in photo stream. If you are using photo stream and the photos are in your photo stream, you can save them back to the camera roll. Tap Edit, then tap on the photos that you want to save, tap Share and select Save to save them to Camera Roll. And then you can also backup photos in photo stream to iTunes backup.

Tip 2: Recover Photos from iPad mini/4/3/2 with Third Party Tool on Mac

Unlike iTunes which can only restore iPad photos from previous iTunes backup, using the third party software iPad Data Recovery for Mac also allows you to recover iPad photos in other scenarios. This tool fully supports all iOS devices including devices running iOS 8.2/8.1/8/7.1/7 and lower.

To help you better understand when you can use this tool, I will list some of the scenarios below.

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This tool is fully compatible with all Mac OS, including OS X 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 and lower. Besides photos, iPad Data Recovery for Mac is capable of recovering iPad contacts, notes, bookmarks and more. You can have a try and undeleted photos from iPad 4, iPad mini, iPad and iPad 2 with this tool.

In case you're in need of such a tool to recover photos from iPad, feel free to download iPad Data Recovery for Mac to your Mac and take reference of instructions on the guide of the software.

Tip 3: How to Protect iPad Photos

As the photos are important for many iPad users, it's highly recommended that you take the precautions below to protect iPad photos.

Backup: Make a backup or copy of your precious iPad photos regularly. Believe me, the best way to prevent data loss is take full advantages of data backup.

Think before leap: Think twice before you decide to delete something or reset your iPad. Check to see if there is something important left behind.

Dress your iPad: Get a water-proof case or cover for your iPad mini, iPad with Retina display or the new iPad. By doing this your iPad won't easily get broken or water damaged.

This article covers ways to recover iPad photos from iCloud & iTunes backup and third party software e iPad.

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