Question 1. iPad photo recovery: Does anyone know how to recover deleted photos on iPad? I deleted my photos after synced with iPhoto. However, iPhoto crashed, the whole photos didn't store in iPhoto and I didn't get a chance to back them up. Please give me help.

Question 2. I used my colleague's computer to connect iPad 4, but it deleted all my stuff and downloaded many contents from my colleague's iPad on my iPad 4. Is there a way to restore my photos and all other contents?

iPad photo loss usually due to certain problems that are not easy to resolve. For example, some iPad users who complained that their photos saved on their gadget disappeared as the gadget encountered a technical problem. You may also lose your precious photos if you accidentally deleted them as you scroll your gadget content too fast not knowing that you've pressed the delete button.

To recover the lost photos you saved in your iPad, you need a data recovery tool like iSkysoft iPhone Data Recovery for Mac. This software is among the leading iPad data restoration software programs that can help you restore your lost pictures effortlessly. Besides iPad photos, it can also be used to restore SMS, call history, contacts, calendar, notes, and reminders from your iPad, iPhone, iPod and even your iTunes and iCloud backup files. This product will provide you the best solution that you need to use to bring back your precious iPad photos. This article introduces 3 ways to get your iPad photos back on Mac and Windows.

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Method 1. Recover photos from iPad 1 directly

iSkysoft iPad Data Recovery can directly scan your iPad 1 to restore deleted or lost photos without previously backing up iPad photos with iTunes. See how below.

Step 1. Choose recovering deleted photos from iPad device

First start iSkysoft iPad Data Recovery for Mac (it will close iTunes in case your iPad is automatically synced with iTunes, stopping iTunes from updating the latest iTunes backup file which may contain your lost iPad photos - see Part 2) and then connect your iPad 1 to your Mac. In the program window, select "Recover from iOS device" mode. Then click "Advanced Mode" at the lower right corner and you'll see the window as follows.

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Step 2. Follow instructions to scan photos on iPad

Follow the instructions below to access iPad 1's file system before scanning lost its photos.

1. Take your iPad and click the "Start" button in iSkysoft iPhone Data Recovery for Mac.
2. Immediately press the "Power" and "Home" buttons at the same time on your iPad for 10 seconds.
3. In 10 seconds, hands off the "Power" button only, and keep holding the "Home" button for another 10 seconds. Your iPad is now ready to be scanned.
4. Release the "Home" button and click the "Start Scan" button to scan deleted photo on your iPad.

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Step 3. Preview and recover photos from iPad

When scanning complete, all recoverable photos are included in Camera Roll, Photo Stream, or Photo Library. You can preview photos in thumbnails. If you want recover a photo, just check it and click the Recover button at bottom.

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Method 2. Restore iPad photos from iTunes backup files (For all iPads)

If you ever synced your iPad or backed up iPad photos with iTunes before your photos are lost, you can try recovering photos from iTunes backup files. Different from iTunes, this iPad photo recovery software enables you to selectively recover iPad photos from the selected iTunes backup file.

The steps are similar to those described above. Below is the easy guide to recover deleted iPad photos from existing iTunes backup files.

Step 1. Choose your iTunes backup and scan it

When you launched the program, choose "Recover from iTunes Backup Files". Then you'll see all your iTunes backup files on the computer are displayed. Choose one and click "Start Scan" to extract it.

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Step 2. Preview and recover lost iPad photos from iTunes backup files

The scan will stop within a few seconds. After it, you can begin previewing all data in the backup file. For photos, you can check the categories of "Camera Roll", "Photo Stream" and "App Photos". Check the item you want and click "Recover" to save it to your computer.

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Method 3: Retrieve deleted iPad photos from iCloud backup (For all iPads)

Step 1. Sign in iCloud

In this way, you need to choose "Recover from iCloud Backup File" after running the program. Then enter your iCloud account to sign in it. When you do this, make sure that the internet connection is good, or you'll fail to log in.

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Step 2. Choose your iCloud backup to download

When you logged in, the program will find all your backup files in your iCloud account. Choose the one for your iPad and click to "Download" it. This will take you some time. Just keep the internet connection is in a good condition during the whole process.

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Step 3. Extract the downloaded iCloud backup

Once the download process is complete, you need to continue clicking on the appearing button of "Scan Downloaded" to extract data in the backup file, so that you can preview and recover data from it.

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Step 4. Preview and recover iPad photos from iCloud backup

When the program finished extracting the backup file, you can preview the content in detail. Choose the category to preview your desired data one by one and tick the one you want. Then click "Recover" to save it to your computer.

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