How to Recover Deleted Photos from iPad Air, Mini 2 with Retina Display, iPad 4, 3 & More

“My brother accidentally deleted almost all of our pictures that we had taken on our iPad 2. These pictures have never been backed up, and are very important! Is there an app that could recover deleted pictures from iPad 2? About 200 photos have been deleted. Can you recover deleted iPad pictures or photos ? ANY way would be gratifying. Thanks!”

It is Easy to Accidentally Delete a Photo from iPad – Recovery is Just as Easy!

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It is very easy on the iPad to accidentally delete a photo because when the bin symbol is touched (deliberately or as often happens not deliberately), the next thing you see is two buttons: 1 delete (red), 2cancel, and if you do have the misfortune to swipe or touch the wrong one, you get no second chance at all.

We all promise to be careful when using iPad or other iOS devices or other mobile devices, , but you will find as you age that you will at least on one or two occasions do something accidentally, in a hurry maybe or perhaps with your mind on a poor, mother father or child. One protection could be an "are you sure" button enabled/disabled in settings or another protection could be the original trash can file.

I too am an Apple fan but you are right in saying Apple "are not magic" but an "are you sure" option is not magic either.  That is, there is indeed no such an option so far. So how can we recover the lost photos on iPad or iPhone, iPod Touch.

How to Easily Get Deleted or Lost Pictures Back on iPad?

Except for accidental and mistaken deletion, other situations like iOS update, jailbreak, iPad virus attack, physical damage, etc. also lead to photos loss from iPad. However, the good news is that you have chance to recover the deleted photos from iPad. The important note is that you should stop using your iPad after realized photos loss in order to 100% get pictures back, because if the space was overwritten, no one could help you unless you have an available backup which contains the lost photos to restore from. (Learn how to recover lost photos from iTunes backup).

Now I will introduce a way for you retrieve deleted or lost iPad photos from iPad without backup using an iPhone Data Recovery. It is a one-stop data recovery for iPhone iPad, iPod touch. Working to retrieve deleted or lost photos, contacts, text messages, tango messages, WhatsApp, note, calendar events, video in camera roll & more files from iPhone 5s, 5C, 5, 4S, 4,3GS; iPad Air, Mini with Retina Display, iPad 4, the new iPad, iPad 2, and iPad; iPod touch 5, 4 & more.

Simple as 4 steps to get lost pictures back to your iPad. Seen as below:

Step 1: Download and install. Both Mac and Windows version are available. Try the free trial version, recommended.
Step 2: Scan. Click “Start Scan” on the interface. Wait for the scan to complete patiently.
Step 3: Preview. After scan is done, you are allowed to preview the files in the iPhone data recovery program.
Step 4: Selectively recover and save pictures to your computer. You can choose what you need on the preview pane, then click “Recover”. When pop up window come out, specify a save path for the recovered photos.

That simple, isn’t it?


  1. Anonymous5/30/2014

    I lost pictures on my iPad Air. Do you mean the data recovery can help me to recover the lost iPad photos?

  2. Anonymous6/17/2014

    You helped me. I got all my iPad mini pictures deleted by my daughter. Thank you, Aimee.