How to Restore iPad Mini from iTunes Backup

If you are an Apple fans, you probably know that iTunes is an application for iOS devices like iPhone or iPad to backup data. In other words, you are able to restore iPad mini from iTunes backup whenever you delete pictures, videos, etc, format iPad mini by mistake or restore the iPad mini to factory setting or files got lost due to any other reasons. If you have synced your iPad mini with iTunes, you can easily restore the iPad mini from iTunes backup without relying on any software. If you lose iTunes backup due to any reason, you can use data recovery for iPad to restore files from iPad.

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How to Restore My iPad Mini from iTunes Backup

You can restore iPad mini from iTunes backup no matter how files got lost, but you should make sure that you have backed up your iPad mini with the iTunes before files got lost.

How to Backup iPad mini to Computer with iTunes?

  • Connect the iPad mini to your computer through a USB cable
  • Open the iTunes and then select the iPad mini in the iTunes
  • Click the iPad mini device and select "This computer" option under "Automatically Back Up" and then click "Back Up Now" button

You just need to wait in the backup process. You can see the latest backup information when the backup is completed.

How to Restore iPad mini from iTunes Backup?

As you as you have back up your iPad mini to your computer with the method above, you can restore iPad mini from the iTunes backup by following the steps below:

  • Plug the iPad mini to your computer via USB cable
  • Select the iPad mini device after opening iTunes on your computer
  • Click the "Restore Backup" after entering the iTunes interface
  • Then, it will pop up a "Restore from Backup" dialog box. You can select the latest backup and click "Restore" button.

The iTunes will restore backup to your iPad mini automatically now. Your iPad mini will reboot automatically after restoring all data from iTunes backup. Usually, you can restore contacts, settings, calendars, notes, messages, etc from iPad mini with iTunes backup.

How to Restore iPad from iCloud Backup

In addition to iTunes, you can also backup or restore your iPad with iCloud. Simply say, you can backup or restore iPad mini with iCloud anywhere as long as there is network. iCloud helps iOS users get rid of the situation that they can only backup or restore their devices on local computer.

Backup iPad mini with iCloud

You can back up music, TV programs, applications, etc you buy You can backup iPad mini with iCloud in a few steps:

  • Connect your iPad mini to WiFi network
  • Click "Settings" on your iPad mini and then click "iCloud" and finally click "Backup" option
  • Make sure that the iCloud Backup is on the "On" side
  • Click "Back Up Now" option and then it will automatically backup your iPad mini

Please make sure that your iPad mini is always connected to WiFi network normally before the backup finishes. You probably fail to backup your iPad mini if the device is disconnected to WiFi network in the process. You can see the details of the backup information with time and backup size.

Restore iPad from iCloud Backup

  • Connect your iPad mini to WiFi network
  • Go to "Settings" on the iPad mini and choose "Restore from iCloud backup"
  • You need to log in your iCloud with an Apple ID, after which you will get a window. You need to agree to the "Terms and Conditions" by clicking "Agree" button
  • You can see the latest iPad backup or other backups of your iOS devices on this Apple ID. You just need to chose the backup you want to restore and then it will automatically restore the backup to your iPad mini.

Pay attention:

The default storage space of iCloud is 5GB. If you need to more storage space, you have to buy from Apple Inc. Therefore, it is important to reasonably allocate storage space of iCloud.

Cannot Restore iPad Mini from iTunes Backup

Sometimes, you may fail to restore iPad mini from iTunes backup. For example,
1. You forgot syncing your iPad mini with iTunes. When you lose data from your iPad mini and attempt to restore it from iTunes backup, you find that there is nothing in iTunes backup.
2. Sometimes, you might delete iTunes backup from your computer to free up space or you consider those backups as unimportant data.

How to Restore iPad Without iTunes Backup?

How to Restore from iTunes without any backup? Well, you can restore data from iPad mini without backup by relying on data recovery for iPad. You can run this free software to scan your iPad mini directly by connecting it to a computer so as to search all lost files. You can also run this software to scan the iTunes to search all lost files if you deleted iTunes backup for your iPad mini.

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