iPad mini has the 5MP iSight camera which is perfect for photo taking and video recording on the go. You can easily capture high quality photos, HDR photos using iPad mini. You can record 1080P full HD videos and time-lapse videos on your iPad mini. These high quality media files however take up a lot of space to save them on our iPad. So we may need to transfer them to a computer or other external storage, then delete them from our iPad. And sometimes we may have deleted some photos or videos on our iPad without any backups saved. Accidentally deleted photos or videos on iPad mini? Do not worry. Today we will share with you the steps to recover lost photos and videos from iPad mini. So if you completely removed the photos or videos from your Camera Roll, your photo albums, video albums on iPad mini, there is still a chance you can get them back. It is not only the photos or videos recorded using the Camera of your iPad mini, those lost photos or videos sent or received through other iOS apps, like Skype, Facebook Messenger, Evernote, can also be retrieved. How is how it can be done.
Recover Photos & Videos from iPad mini
You need to download and install the iPad data recovery software on to your PC or Mac computer at first.
Then install and run the iPad data recovery program on your computer, you can see its main interface like below. From the top section of this data recovery for iPad, you can find options to: 1) Recover from iOS Device, 2) Recover from iTunes Backup File, 3) Recover from iCloud Backup File.
Connect your iPad mini to computer through USB data cord, the iPad data recovery application can then detect your USB connection, and you can click the Start Scan to allow the iPad recovery program to scan your iPad mini. A wide variety of file types can be found and recovered using this data recovery solution for iPad. The scanning result will be displayed and organized as following.
All your photos and videos on iPad mini will be grouped into the Photos menu under Photos & Videos section on the left navigation panel of this iPad data recovery program. From there you can find all your photos, videos taking using your iPad camera or saved in the Camera Roll on your iPad mini. App photos and App videos however have their own folders or categories. For example if you have any photo editors, video editors, mobile messengers and many other apps that can generate image files and video files, these files may also be recovered using this iPad data recovery tool. The iPad we used in this demo has Skype for iPad, video editor, Evernote for iPad, third party photo and video transfer app, Camera apps installed on the device and we are delighted to find out this iPad data recovery can even recover photos and videos from these apps. If you have sent and received photos and video using chats app like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, or through Messages, iMessages, the media files for these apps or tools can also be scanned, found and recovered once they have been deleted or lost. See how to recover WhatsApp messages and media files on iPhone and this step-by-step guide to recover FB Messenger chats and files on iPhone.
Both existing and deleted photos and videos can be found and recovered from your iPad using this file recovery software. Any deleted files will be highlighted in red titles or names with a small trash icon below their thumbnails. You can refer to the last screenshot for the details.
It is also very flexible to recover any or all photos and videos from your iPad. You can go straight and click the Recover button in blue from the bottom right corner, then a dialogue to choose destination folder will show up, select a folder on your computer hard drive, and confirm to export and recover all files from your iPad mini to PC or Mac. You can also right click on certain photo or video you like to recover, then select recover highlighted to recover particular photo or video file.
In case the iPad data recovery did not find the file you like to recover, you can also switch to other two recovery options to download iCloud backups to computer, or extract data from iTunes backups.