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You can restore iPad Air using third-party solutions, or you can do so from iTunes and iCloud. These are some of the best places to get authentic backup files, which will restore your iPad properly. Apple stores important system files in IPSW files on iCloud and iTunes, and these will restore the iPad and even update it to the latest iOS version. Restoring iPad Air brings back any corrupted system data, and also restores our files from your latest backup.

Solution 1. Restore iPad with the Most Practical Tool

With dr.fone - iOS Data Recovery, you can easily restore iPad devices if you are not too familiar with the tweaks of the iCloud and iTunes servers. This tool replaces and organizes all your files giving you an iPad that is as good as new.

Why Choose This Software to Restore iPad on Mac/PC:

  • Compatible with 20+ file types – You no longer have to worry about restoring photos, videos, notes, message, contacts and more. The software works with all 18 file types.
  • Multiple extraction methods – It will restore iPad from backups on other iPads, iCloud and iTunes.
  • Full iOS support – You now get to use the software with any iOS (including iOS 10.3) device, including iPad Air/Pro/mini, iPhone 7(Plus)/SE/6S(Plus)/6(Plus)/5S/5C/5/4S/4/3GS, iPod touch.

Step-by-Step Guide to Restore iPad Pro/mini/Air

Step 1. Connect the iPad

Launch dr.fone - iOS Data Recovery after downloading it from the developer site. On the main screen, click on "Data Recovery" menu, then select "Recover from iOS Device" mode from the sidebar found there.

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Step 2. Search for Data on iPhone

Now, with the USB cable that came with the device, connect it to the computer. Click on the "Start Scan" button. This software will begin scanning process.

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Step 3. Restore iPhone

After the scanning is complete, dr.fone - iOS Data Recovery will list all the scanned and recoverable data in the iPhone. You have the chance to preview the data and select the target files, then you can click "Restore to Device" button on the bottom of the window to restore iPhone.

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Solution 2. How to Restore iPad from iTunes

As long as you have a backup of your iPad on iTunes, you can easily restore iPad directly from the service.

Step 1) Connect the iPad. On the computer that you normally use to create backup files on iTunes, connect the iPad using the provided USB cable. You will be taken to your iTunes account where you will have to type your passcode and allow it to trust the computer. Since this is a new iPad, you do not have to click do any backup first.

Step 2) Restore from iTunes. From iTunes, select the new iPad device, and the iOS Setup Assistant will be turned on. Click on the “Restore from iTunes Backup” button. You will then send the backup files to the new iPad. Note that the process may take some time, so keep the device connected until you get a prompt telling you the restoration of iPad is complete. The iPad will then restart to effect the restoration.

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Solution 3. How to Restore an iPad from iCloud

You can also easily restore an iPad from iCloud in a similar manner to the one above.

Step 1) Connect the iPad. Start off by starting your iCloud on your PC/MAC. Then connect the iPad to the computer using the USB cable that came with the device. If this is a new iPad device, you need not create a backup of the files. If you are restoring a used device, then you should hit the “Backup Now” button to create a backup before you restore the device with new settings.

Step 2) Restore from iCloud. You can now select the “Restore from iCloud Backup” button, once the iOS Setup Assistant comes on. You will see your iPad listed, so click on it, and then select the latest backup files. Give the process some time to be completed. Once again, the iPad will reboot to effect this new restoration.

Restoring iPad devices from iTunes and iCloud is considered to be the safest way of restoration. You will have an iPad that has the latest iOS updates, which makes it more secure against intrusion when it is in use. Do this regularly to keep the device in top-notch condition.

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Solution 4. How to Restore iPad from iPad Device

Restoring an iPad from another iPad device is a lengthy process, but quite suitable.

Step 1) Backup the source iPad device. You have to do a backup of the data and system files of the source iPad. You can do this on iTunes or iCloud. Connect your iPad to the computer and then log into your iTunes or iCloud account. Click on "Backup Now", which will enable you to create a backup of the source device. Once the backup is complete, disconnect the source iPad device.

Step 2) Transfer the SIM card. After you have created a backup of the source iPad device, transfer the SIM card to the other iPad that you want to restore.

Step 3) Restore the data to the destination iPad. Now connect the new iPad to your computer and once again log into your iCloud or iTunes account. Click on the “Restore from iTunes Backup” option in order restore the backup to the new device.

With this process, you will have successfully restored the iPad from the files found in the source iPad device. This is one of the most basic methods since it involves the simple transfer of files, as they are. It is almost like using the explorer to copy one iPad onto another.

Whether it is for security reason, or to restore a ruined iPad, these four ways to restore iPad Pro/Mini/Air/4/3 will prove to be invaluable in the future. Any of these processes will ensure that your restoration is completed without corruption of data. This means that your iPad will operate just like before, if not better. Restoration of iPad devices and restoring them to their factory settings also helps recover from virus attacks and other errors in the operating system. For those not familiar with direct restoration from iPad device, iTunes or iCloud, then dr.fone - iOS Data Recovery is your best option.

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