How to Recover Deleted iPad Mini Data on macOS Sierra, Mac OS El Capitan/Yosemite

If you have lost data on your iPad Mini, whatever which iPad product it is, the intention of this article is helping you out with data loss. We are offering you two ways to recover lost data from iPad Mini on Mac OS X or macOS Sierra computer. Before you start to recover the files for your iPad Mini, you should read the article, and it can be really helpful.

Way 1: Use the iTunes & iCloud backup to help you with your iPad Mini data recovery on Mac

Before you get your recovery work started, there is a condition which means you should have used iTunes to back up your iPad Mini files on Mac Mavericks before and it should be updated simultaneously. Or else you can drop this and go to the method two immediately.

If you are available for method one, you can download Dr.Fone – iOS Recover (Mac), it is a professional iPad Mini data recovery in macOS. In this way, you can extract your backup file from your iTunes account. Now click and download the trial version of the iPad Mini data recovery on mac and give it a go.

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Note: Recovering lost iPad data from iCloud backup is similar with from iTunes backup. You just need to add below two actions before data recovery.

1. Connect iPad to Mac and then log into your iCloud account by entering your Apple ID

2. Choose the files you want to download to Mac, then tap “Next”.

Step 1. Adjust the recovery mode of iPad Mini recovery software

There are two data recovery modes on the program: “Recover from iOS Device” and “Recover from iTunes Backup File”. Adjust your software’s recovery mode to “Recover from iTunes Backup File”. The program will have all your iTunes backup files listed and you can choose your lost data to extract it by clicking “Start Scan”.

from iTunes Backup

from iCloud Backup


Step 2. Check and recover iPad Mini data from iTunes backup in Mavericks.

If you have got the scan results, (all data shall be clearly shown on the window), just preview and confirm the details of the data you need item by item. Everything is available, such as SMS text messages, photos, calenders, contacts, etc. After that, you can choose the data that you need to recover, then you can click the “Recover” button and recover all the lost data.


Way 2: Recover data from your iPad Mini on Mac OS X Mavericks/Yosemite/El Capitan directly

If you can not use the iTunes backup to recover your data. It won’t be a problem either. You can recover your data from your iPad Mini on a Mavericks computer directly under the help of Dr. Fone for iOS Data Recovery (Mac). Dr.Fone is fully supported for all kinds of iPads, like iPad Mini, iPad Air etc. You can sort out how is it working by downloading the trial version here.

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Step 1. Hook up your iPad Mini to Mac OS X or macOS

To start with, you should hook up your iPad Mini to the macOS Sierra or Mac OS X computer. Start the Dr.Fone.


Step 2. Scan files on your iPad Mini

It is not hard for you to get the scanning work by clicking the “Start Scan”.

Note: For people using iPad 1, you need to follow the instructions to start the mode of data scanning for your iPad 1 on Mac Mavericks:

  • 1. Take the iPad and click the button of “Start”
  • 2. Tap the Home and the Power buttons together right after you click the start button
  • 3. Release the button of “Power” after 10 seconds, and release the button of “Home” after another 15 seconds.
  • 4. After that, a window will pop out and inform you that you have entered the mode of data scanning, until then, you can release the Home button.


Step 3. Check, then choose to recover lost iPad Mini data on Mac

The time you spend on scanning is up to the data amounts on your iPad Mini. No matter it is the data that was deleted or existed on your iPad Mini, they could be scanned and extracted from iPad. After scanning, the deleted files will be shown in orange and the existing data will be black. Preview the data and select the ones that you would like to recover them all.


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