Top 4 Ways to Recover Photos from Locked iPad

Posted by Brian Davis on December 7, 2018 09:00:51 AM.

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"I found that my iPad was locked this morning and I guess that it may be related to my son. I have backed up the device to iTunes before, can anyone help? Would it be possible to recover those photos stored on my iPad?"

Considering the above situation, the first reaction of some users probably is to reset their device. This may be a convenient method to some extent, however, removing the password means that all the data and settings on your iPad will be erased as well. Actually, you don't have to be hasty as there are still other solutions that can help you get those lost photos back. Here in this post we will describe how to recover photos from a locked iPad with 4 easy ways.

Tool You'll Need: iPhone Photo Recovery

It is essential to back up your iOS devices in case that similar case may occur again. But if you are unfortunately to be one of the victims, just stay calm, recovering photos from a locked iPad is easy to accomplish on the condition that you get TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery, one of the most efficient iOS data recovery tool that allows you to preview all the missing files one by one in original form before the recovery. In addition, this program also implements selective recovery which means that you can choose specific files to recover after it scan all recoverable data, making the recovery more flexible and precise.

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1. Recover Locked iPad Photos from iTunes Backup Selectively

If you only want to recover photos on your locked iPad instead of the entire iTunes backup file, then you can take this method to achieve the goal. Simply follow the detailed steps below to learn how to recover photos from locked iPad via iTunes backup with TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery.

Step 1 Select iTunes backup files

Start by downloading the software on your computer. Install it and select the second mode "Recover from iTunes Backup" from the main window.

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Step 2Scanning lost photos

The program will start to detect all the iTunes backup files on your computer. Select the one that contains the lost photos and then tap Scan button to let the program extracting the backup file for your lost photos.

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Step 3Recover photos from iTunes backup

You can preview all the recoverable files one by one after scanning. Select the photos you want and click Recover option to revert them to your computer at once.

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2. Recover Locked iPad Photos from iCloud Backup Selectively

If you have backed up your iPad to iCloud in advance, then you can take this method. Simply follow the instructions below to learn how to retrieve photos from iPad after restore via iCloud backup with TunesKit.

Step 1Log into iCloud account

Open TunesKit iPhone Data Recovery on your computer and choose "Recover from iCloud Backup" mode. Enter your Apple ID and password to log into the iCloud account.

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Step 2Download iCloud backup file

All the iCloud backup files will be shown in the resultant window. Select the appropriate one that contains the lost photos and tap Download button. From the new pop-up, choose the Photos and then click the Next button to download them.

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Step 3Recover photos from iCloud backup

As soon as it finishes scanning, all lost data will be displayed under different categories. Choose the photos you want and then hit Recover button to get them back instantly.

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3. Reset Locked iPad and Recover Photos on it with iTunes

There is another solution to recover photos from a locked iPad which needs you to erase your device before restoring the entire iTunes backup. Here's how to do.

Step 1. Launch iTunes on your computer and connect your iPad to it with a USB cable.

Step 2. Wait until iTunes sync your device successfully. Tap Restore iPad option and then follow the prompts on your iPad, next select Restore from iTunes Backup in the interface.

Step 3. Choose the exact backup you want to restore your iPad.

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4. Reset Locked iPad and Recover Photos on it with iCloud

Now that your iPad was locked, you can use iCloud to remove the password and restore it if you have enabled Find my iPhone Feature on your device. Follow the instructions below to do it.

Step 1. Visit the website and log into your iCloud account as required.

Step 2. Tap on All Devices button at the top of the interface, select the locked device you want to erase.

Step 3. Tap Erase iPad and the password will be removed, so do the device data. Of course you can restore the device from a backup later.

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The Bottom Line

Hope this will help you to recover iPad photos from locked iPad. And if you encounter with other issues of your device next time, you can also rely on this data recovery solution as it can get back the data lost or deleted from any scenarios including system crash, water damage, accidental deletion or others.

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