3 Ways to Recover Data from Disabled iPad

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"Can I recover data from disabled iPad? I forgot the password and tried many time resulting in the iPad disabled. Please give me some advice, thanks!"

When an iPad is disabled, you must be worried, because you can’t use the iPad as well as face the fact that you’ll lose the data on the iPad permanently. Whether you can use the iPad or not, the very first thing is to learn how to recover files from disabled iPad.

Can you recover data on disabled iPad?

The answer is Yes if you have backed up the data from the disabled iPad to iCloud or iTunes, or you even had connected it to iTunes before it was disabled. Let’s learn how to recover data from disabled iPad with/without backup.

Method #1. How to Retrieve Data from Disabled iPad with iCloud Backup

Method #2. How to Recover Data from Disabled iPad with iTunes Backup

Method #3. How to Recover Data from Disabled iPad without Backup

Method #1. How to Retrieve Data from Disabled iPad with iCloud Backup

You know that you have backed up the iPad to iCloud before you disable it, right? The fact is that the iCloud backup file is a package containing all the information on your iPad. And you can’t see the backup file as well even if you log in iCloud. In this case, please try the iOS data recovery software - iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery. It is able to detect all your iCloud backup files, letting you extract them from the package file, selecting the needed files to recover from the disabled iPad, supporting contacts, text messages, photos, emails, notes, call history and more. Here are the simple steps for how to recover data from disabled iPad by extracting files from the iCloud backup file.

Step 1. Download and install the disabled iPad recovery software

Click the download button to get the installation of the iPad data recovery software. It has separate Windows and Mac version. Please choose the right version for your Windows PC or Mac. After then, install it on your computer.

Step 2. Select iCloud Backup File to Recover

Next, launch the software. From the main window, click "Recover from iCloud". After then, login with your iCloud account. The software will not collect any of your personal information, but detect your iCloud backup files for you. In the iCloud backup list, please select the one that contains the data you want and click "Scan" to recover data on disabled iPad.

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Step 3. Preview and Recover Data from Disabled iPad

When the scanning process finished, you can see all files are extracted from the iCloud backup file. You can preview the details by selecting the file type in the left panel and checking out the details on the right panel. When find the target files, select the files and click "Recover" to recover the data from the disabled iPad.

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Method #2. How to Recover Data from Disabled iPad with iTunes Backup

If you have backed up your iPad to iTunes before you disabled it, you can retrieve the data from the disabled iPad by extracting them from the iTunes backup files as well. Like iCloud, you can’t see the details for each iTunes backup file as well, because it is a package. Make use of the "Recover from iTunes" feature in iBeesoft iPhone Data Recovery for Mac or Windows as well if you have iTunes backup. Check out the details now.

Step 1. Install the iPad Data Recovery Software

Click the Download button to get the latest version of the software first. Install it on the computer where you had backed up the disabled iPad.

Step 2. Select iTunes Backup to Extract

Launch the data recovery software. From the first window, please select "Recover from iTunes" letting the software detect the iTunes backup files. You can see the iTunes backup file list. From the list, choose the one you want to recover data on disabled iPad and click "Scan" to recover files from disabled iPad.

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Step 3. Retrieve Data from Disabled iPad

It takes a while for the software to extract all data from the iTunes backup file and sort them into categories. You can select the file types on the left side and preview them on the right panel. Select wanted files and click "Recover" to save them on your computer.

Method #3. How to Recover Data from Disabled iPad without Backup

It’s luck if you had backed up the iPad before you disabled it. If not, then you can recover the data from the disabled iPad with workarounds.

TRY YOUR LUCK:

If you had connected the iPad with your computer, tried to sync it with the iTunes on the computer, then it is very likely that your computer can recognize your iPad. It is the safest way to recover data from the disabled iPad by backing it up to your iTunes first and extract the data from the iTunes backup. The steps are simple:

  • 1. Connect your disabled iPad with your computer and launch iTunes.
  • 2. If your iPad is detected by your computer, launch iTunes and in the Summary window, click "Backup".
  • 3. When the backup is finished, eject your iPad and try the above-mentioned Method #2 to recover data on disabled iPad. If not, try the mentioned way below.

LAST TRY IF YOU HAVE NO BACKUP OF THE DISABLED IPAD:

Step 1. Install the best free iPhone data recovery software on your computer where you had connected your iPad with. Launch the software and click “Recover from iOS”. After then, letting the software scan your disabled iPad for the data. The prerequisite is that your computer can recognize your iPad. Click "Scan" to start.

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Step 2. Preview and recover the data you want from the disabled iPad.

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Tips: How to Restore Disabled iPad

It’s not hard at all if you know much about the iPad. To restore the disabled iPad, you have two options: via iTunes or iCloud.

Restore disabled iPad via iTunes:

  • 1. Connect your iPad with the computer where you used to connect it with.
  • 2. Launch iTunes and click the "Restore" button in the Summary window, letting it erase your iPad first. After then you can set up your iPad as a new one or restore it with an iTunes backup file.

Restore disabled iPad via iCloud:

  • 1. Go to icloud.com on your web browser and log in with your iCloud account.
  • 2. Next, go to the “Find my iPhone” feature, find the iPad and choose "Erase the device". Confirm the operation.
  • 3. Last, set up your iPad as a new one or restore it with an iCloud backup file.

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