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How to Restore iPad & iPod from iTunes Backup?

Get your iPad or iPod lost, stolen or damaged seriously? If you have lost your iPad or iPod device but want to retrieve the data you saved on the device, is there any way to recover photos, messages, videos, music, voice memos, notes, reminders and more files without using the device?That's possible! iTunes will automatically created a backup record for your iDevice everytime you sync with it. If you have synced your iPad or iPod with iTunes before you get the device lost or damaged, there is still a big chance for you to get them back.

It is lucky that you have an iTunes backup record for your iPad or iPod. However, these backup files are not readable and accessible. It is not a common file type but a SQlitedb file, which you can not view or extract any content from. To restore your iPad or iPod from the iTunes backup files, you need a recovery program that can help you scan and preview the backup files, and then restore the lost or damaged iOS device from the backup file.

You can get the assistant tool here: Coolmuster iPad iPod Backup Extractor (for Windows users) is a 100% reliable and effective program to be used in recovering your iPad or iPod from iTunes backup. With it, you are allowed to preview the content in details before your start to restore so that you can locate to the target files accurately and quickly. Before we show you how the software works, let's have a look at its main features first:

* Once-click to recover photos, videos, music, contacts, notes, voice memos, camera roll, calendars, etc. from iPad or iPod;
* Works well on all iOS devices like iPad, iPod and iPhone, including the latest iPad Pro and iPhone 6S;
* Support to recover deleted, lost, formatted, corrupted data and so on;
* Perform data recovery process without using your iPad or iPod;
* Explore more...

If you are runing Mac OS X, we also have iPad iPod Backup Extractor for Mac, which runs perfectly on Mac. Choose the Windows or Mac version of the program according to the computer system you are running.

Restore iPad/iPod Photos, Notes, Videos, Calendar & More from iTunes Backup

Below is the step-by-step guide on how to restore iPad or iPod backup files on Windows PC. If you are using a Mac, you can turn to the Mac Version and follow the same operations below as well because the software handling on Windows and Mac computers are almost the same.

Step 1: Launch the Program and Scan iPad/iPod Backup Files

Install and launch the program on your computer, then, you will get an interface of the program as below. All your iTunes backup files of iOS devices will be displayed on the main interface. Just select the one of your iPad or iPod and then hit "Start Scan" to begin to scan for files on the iDevice.

launch the program

Step 2. Preview Files You Want to Recover

When the scan finishes, contents inside the iTunes backup for your iPad or iPod will all be extracted and showed in categories as the image below shows. Select the folder where contains the files you want to get back and preview the contained data in the right panel in list or thumbnails. In this way, you can find the target pictures accurately and quickly.

preview photos before recovery

Step 3. Save Recovered Data on the Local Disk

Have chosen all the files you want to restore? If so, you can just press the big "Recover" button, choose an output location on the computer where you want to save the recovered files and then the software will launch the recovery process immediately.

More about iPad / iPod Backup Extractor:

You'd better sync and backup your iPad, iPhone and iPod data to iTunes regularly, which create a bigger chance to recover lost files from these devices. This program is compatible with all iOS devices, including iPad Pro, iPad, iPad 2, The new iPad, iPad mini, iPad 4, iPad Air, iPhone 6S Plus/6S/6 Plus/6/5S/5C/5/4S/3GS, iPod touch, iPod touch 4/5, iPod Shuffle, iPod Nano 3/4/5/6, and iPod Classic. Download a free trial version here:

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