How to Recover Data from iPad after Factory Setting Restore

How to recover all lost data from your iPad after factory setting restore? You can resolve some problem easily by restoring your iPad to factory setting, but all data will be erased from your iPad due to factory resetting. Of course, you can get back all lost files from iTunes backup if you have synced your iPad with iTunes before restoring it to factory setting. However, is there any way to recover data from iPad without iTunes backup? If you want to restore data after restoring iPad to factory setting without any backup, you can retrieve files by using data recovery for iPad.

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Why Do You Restore iPad to Factory Setting?

Simply say, factory setting restore is a process to restore your iPad to the state when it was manufactured. Therefore, you probably lose everything such as text messages, images, videos, notes, emails, contacts, etc from your iPad device after restore it to factory setting. You may reset your iPad device to factory settings due to following reasons:

1. You mistakenly click wrong option when you perform some task on your iPad. You can play game, watch movies, listen to music and do many other things on your iPad. It is likely to mistakenly restore the iPad to factory setting when you carelessly select the wrong option.

2. Sometimes, you want to restore your iPad to factory setting in order to clean up some unnecessary files. However, you forgot to sync your iPad with iTunes or iCloud before performing factory setting restore or you cannot extract files from iTunes backup or iCloud backup due to some reasons.

3. You may restore your iPad to factory setting because the iPad is infected with virus. However, all data is deleted after factory setting restore without iTunes backup.
You probably restore an iPad to factory setting due to various reasons. You have chance to retrieve iPad lost files even without iTunes or iCloud backup.

How to Reset iPad to Factory Default Settings?

Do you want to restore your iPad to factory setting now? You can reset it to factory settings either with iTunes or without iTunes. It is easy to reset iPad to factory default settings with either of solution:

1. Restore iPad to factory default settings with iTunes

  • You need to connect your iPad to your computer via a USB cable first of all.
  • You can select the iPad device in iTunes. Then, you can click "Restore" option in "Summary" panel.
  • You need to click "Restore" again so as to confirm that you do want to restore the selected device to factory settings.

You will receive a pop-up message to tell you that your iPad will be restarted after restoring to factory settings, you just need to click "OK" and the iPad will restart automatically after factory settings restore.

Something you can do before restoring iPad to factory settings with iTunes:

  • Check whether the iTunes has updated to the latest version
  • Sync your iPad to your computer via iTunes if you do not want to lose any data after factory resetting.

2. Restore iPad to factory settings without iTunes

You can also restore iPad to factory settings without iTunes by following guide below:

  • Click "Set" button on the desktop and then click "General" option and click "Reset" option.
  • Then, you can get a window which shows all options that you can select including "Reset all settings", "Erase all content and settings", "Reset internet settings", "Reset keyboard dictionary" and "Reset home screen layout".
  • You can click "Reset all settings" to reset your iPad without deleting data like calendars, medias, contacts, etc. You can also click "Erase all content and settings" so as to restore the iPad to factory setting with all data being erased.

How to Avoid Data Loss from iPad?

If you do not want to lose any precious files from iPad due to restoring to factory settings or other reasons, you can do something to prevent data loss. The best way is to sync your iPad with iTunes or iCloud. iTunes and iCloud are specially designed for all iOS device users, with which you can efficiently and simply sync all data from your iPad automatically. Thus, you can easily recover data from iTunes backup or iCloud backup when any data got lost from your iPad due to whatever reasons.

How to Retrieve iPad Files after Factory Resetting?

When all data got lost after factory resetting iPad without iTunes / iCloud backup, you can use data recovery for iPad which is able to help retrieve data in all data loss situations. This data recovery software works on all iOS devices including iPhone, iPad, iPod, etc. You can use this software to scan iTunes to perform file recovery or directly scan the iPad to search all lost data.

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