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How to Recover iPad Data in Mac OS X Mavericks

Summary: this tutorial is to guide you how to recover lost data on your iPad air, iPad mini with Retina display or the previous iPad family with Dr.Fone from Wondershare.

What should you do at first after losing iPad data?

When losing data on your iPad, the first thing you usually do is finding the lost data everywhere on the iPad, and hope that you can see it somewhere. As a matter of fact, the first thing you need to do is stopping using your iPad immediately, to prevent the lost data from being overwritten. Then find a way to recover it. You can find the solution below.

Recover iPad data in Mavericks via iTunes backup

To recover data on your iPad in Mavericks, the first way you have to try is to check your iTunes backup. We all know that you can only restore the whole backup to your iPad from iTunes, with no preview. What if there is no data you want in the backup? Don’t worry. There is a way when you have no idea about it. Use Wondershare Dr.Fone for Mac, a Mavericks iPad data recovery tool, to extract the backup and view the content before you do the restore.

Download Wondershare Dr.Fone Mavericks iPad data recovery software and install it on your Mac. You can use the trial version, which is free and can totally do what you want. Then follow the steps below to make your iTunes backup viewable.

Step 1. Choose your iTunes backup and extract it
After launching the software, go to the option of Recover from iTunes Backup File on the top. Then you can see all iTunes backup files for iOS devices on your Mac. Choose the one for your iPad and click Start Scan to begin extracting it.
Note: Don’t connect your iPad and sync it with iTunes after you lost the data. Or iTunes will update the backup during the synchronization, and you won’t find it in the backup.

Step 2. Preview data in the iTunes backup file
When the program has finished the scan, it will present you a scan result, where all data in the backup file are well organized. You can preview to check them one by one like photos, contacts, messages, calendars and more. When previewing the data, tick the items you want to get back.

Step 3. Click to recover
Afterwards, click on the Recover button at the lower right corner to recover all of them with one click. That’s done.