Lost iPad Mini: Best Data Recovery from iCloud and iTunes Backup

"I lost iPad Mini! What should I do? How can I get it back? Should I call the police for help? " Do you have encountered this issue? If so, you need to calm down first. Stop being panic and follow the guide as below.


To-do List When You Find out That Your iPad Mini Is Missing

1. Go to icloud.com/find on your computer > Open Find My iPhone > Select a device to view its location > Turn on Lost Mode > Report your lost or stolen device to local law enforcement

2. Erase your device remotely if you want to stop people from accessing your private data on your iPad Mini

3. Recover data onto your computer or new iPad Mini


How to Restore Lost iPad Mini Data with iCloud or iTunes Backup?

Prior to reclaiming your iPad Mini, you are supposed to restore your iPad Mini data to PC/Mac so that you can access important files on iPad Mini. Here we will introduce two modes for you to retrieve the lost contents. There is several tool that you might need: USB cables and apps like iTunes and iOS Data Recovery.


#1: iCloud Data Recovery Mode

If you have another iPad Mini, then you can recover your previous data onto the device by using iCloud backup and iCloud.com.


Initiate your device > Go to the "Apps & Data screen" screen > Tap "Restore from iCloud Backup" > Log into iCloud > Select a backup file > Sign into your Apple ID account to retrieve your apps and purchases > Keep your iPad Mini connected until the progress bar complete.


Your photos, apps, music and other info will continually recover in the background for a few hours or days, according to the size and amount of your data on iCloud backup.

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#2: iTunes Backup Data Recovery Mode

You can use your iTunes backup to restore missing data onto extra iPad Mini as well.


Launch iTunes on the Mac/PC > Plug your iPad Mini into computer via USB cable > Choose your iPad Mini when it appears in iTunes > Click on "Restore Backup" > Select "Restore" option > Select a backup files to recover lost iPad Mini data.

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#3: Best Data Recovery App - iOS Data Recovery

iOS Data Recovery is capable to retrieve both iTunes and iCloud backup to your computer. It has no requirement of any iOS Device. In the rest of the article, we will present two tutorials about how to restore lost data with iCloud and iTunes backup files.


Tutorial 1. Restore from iCloud Backup

1. Open iOS Data Recovery 

2. Click “Recover from iCloud Backup File”

3. Sign into iCloud

4. Choose a backup file

5. Hit “Download” option

4. Click "Recover to Computer"

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Tutorial 2. Restore from iTunes Backup

1. Run iOS Data Recovery

2. Hit on "Recover from iTunes Backup File"

3. Preview the scanned files

4. Select "Recover to Computer" option

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