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How to Restore iPad Air from iTunes Backup on Mac OS

With such a great Retina Display iPad Air, it must be pretty annoying if valuable data on the device is lost or your iPad Air get damaged or lost. Can I restore iPad Air from previous iTunes backup on Mac? Will all new data on my iPad Air disappear?

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It's time to stop worrying about restoring with Apple's iTunes which brings back your iPad Air to a previous state and replace all the current data with old ones in the backup file. You have a better solution: iTunes Data Recovery for Mac, a great utility that helps iOS device users to extract iTunes backup and restore lost files.

Updated: Since Apple unveiled iOS 8.2/8.1/8 at WWDC2014, the software developer has upgraded iTunes Data Recovery for Mac to support iOS 8.2/8.1/8 devices and recover lost data after installing iOS 8.2/8.1/8.

Top 3 Features of iTunes Data Recovery for Mac - The Best iPad Air Backup Extractor

Different from restoring with iTunes, this tool could restore iPad air from backup to Mac and save all the contents in iTunes backup to folders on Mac's local hard drive. This makes you able to access iPad Air data even when your device is lost, damaged or stolen. Other top features of this Mac iPad Air backup extractor include:

  • 1. Recover up to 11 file formats for iPhone/iPad/iPod – Text Messages, Photos, Contacts, Safari Bookmarks, Call History, Notes, Calendar, Reminders, Voice Memos, Camera Roll, and SMS Attachments.
  • 2. Recover encrypted iTunes backup files and save them on your Mac.
  • 3. Preview the lost file before recovery.

Guide: How to Restore iPad Air from iTunes Backup on Mac

To recover data from iPad Air, download and install iTunes Data Recovery for Mac (iPad Air Backup Extractor) to your computer running Mac 0S X 10.9, 10.8, 10.7 and earlier. Make sure it is the same computer which you used to back up your iPad Air.

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After running the program, you'll get the program's main interface displaying all your backup files that are automatically found on the computer. Choose your iPad Air backup and click Start Scan to extract it and restore iPad Air from iTunes backup on Mac.

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As scanning finishes, you'll get the following report. In fact, you can also preview the content during the scan. On the left, you can choose any category and preview the details of this category on the right. Then select them and click Recover to save them on your Macbook Air, Macbook Pro and other Mac computer.

how to restore ipad air from itunes backup on mac

That's all the steps you need in order to restore iPad Air from iTunes backup on Mac OS X. Now you can read your backup files on your computer. What's more, the contacts can be saved on your computer in three different formats: .txt, .xls or .xml. Other media files, like photos and videos, will be saved as their original formats.

For your information we've covered other tips and tricks on iPad, like How to Change Font Size on iPad and How to Recover iPad Data after iOS 7 Update. Click to learn more details.

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