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How Can I Recover Deleted Videos from My iPad?

By Wian LJ, Last updated: March 28, 2019

" Can I recover deleted videos from my iPad? I was scrolling through my gallery and found out that I have saved some videos twice. While deleting the copies, I mistakenly deleted some important videos that are not duplicates. "

iPad gives a compact digital experience to all iOS users especially to those who are always on the go. With the combined features of iPhone and Mac, iPads are now becoming the next best-used tablets. However, iPads are not free from data loss. There is a large number of data loss cases reported from iPad users wherein they were unable to recover their files because they were not aware of other possible options. In this article, you will learn the various recovery methods that can be done on the iPad once you have accidentally or intentionally deleted videos and other files.

Part 1. Recover from Recently Deleted Folder, iTunes, and iCloud Backups

Retrieve Deleted Videos that You Purchased from iTunes

There are two storage options for videos on iPad, one for those you downloaded or bought from the iTunes store and two, for the videos you created using the built-in camera so there should be plenty of ways to recover deleted videos from iPad in the case. Since iPad works similar to a Mac, its functions are almost quite the same but in a more compact manner. If you accidentally deleted videos that you have purchased from the iTunes store then you are also able to recover them easily.

Here's how:

  1. Launch the iTunes, store on your iPad
  2. Tap on "Purchased". This will open the entire lists of videos like movies, TV shows, and music that you have bought. Select the desired option
  3. Press "Not on this iPad"
  4. Choose the desired videos and tap on the cloud icon to begin the re-downloading of the deleted videos
  5. Wait until all the videos will be redownloaded on your iPad
Redownload Itunes Purchased Videos

Retrieve Deleted Videos which You Purchased from iTunes

You can now see all the videos that you purchased from iTunes store. Another free way to recover deleted videos from iPad is by going to your Recently Deleted folder.

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Recover from Recently Deleted folder

With the launch of the iOS 8, it has included the feature "Recently Deleted" folder to answer the never-ending questions about how to undelete photos and videos from the camera roll or Photos app on the iPhone and iPad. Since photos and videos are the main culprits for taking up too much space, the media files stored in the Recently Deleted folder are kept only for 30 days. They are automatically deleted forever after the said time frame. You may also permanently delete videos and photos from the Recently Deleted folder if you need more space on your device and you cannot wait for the 30 days period.

To recover deleted videos from iPad using the Recently Deleted folder, follow these:

  1. Launch Photos app
  2. Go to Albums
  3. Open Recently Deleted folder
  4. Tap Select and then choose the videos you want to recover
  5. Tap Recover and confirm the action

To permanently delete photos and videos from Recently Deleted Folder:

  1. Open Photos app
  2. To tap Albums and tap Recently Deleted album
  3. Press Select and tap on the videos or photos you want to remove permanently
  4. Tap Delete

You can also recover deleted videos from iPad using your backups like iTunes or iCloud however you will need to restore the entire backup files which may delete the current apps and other data stored on the iPad. If it is necessary, you can follow these steps:

Restore via iTunes

  1. Connect the iPad to the computer
  2. Launch iTunes and click on the iPad icon on top
  3. Find and click "Restore iPad"
  4. Wait until the restoration is completed.
Restore Via Itunes Ipad
Restore deleted videos by iTunes

Restore via iCloud

In order to restore via iCloud, you might need to erase all contents and settings from the iPad.

  1. Launch Settings
  2. Tap Reset
  3. Tap Erase All Contents and Settings
  4. Once done, follow the instruction on how to set up new device
  5. When you get to the "Set up your iPad" screen tap "Restore from iCloud Backup"
  6. Choose the desired backup to restore
  7. Keep your iPad connected to the wireless network until the restoration is completed.
Restore Via Icloud Ipad

Recover deleted videos by iCloud

Part 2. Recover Deleted Video from iPad with FoneDog Toolkit – iOS Data Recovery

However, if you are looking to recover only the videos and do not need to apply the entire backup then you can consider using third party tools to recover deleted videos from iPad. FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery is a complete recovery program that allows the selective restore from iTunes and iCloud backups. It also provides recovery straight from the device itself even without any backups. FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery has the following key features:

  • Effective recovery for videos, music, photos, call logs, contacts, messages and more
  • 100% safe and secured
  • User-friendly environment with a click-through process
  • Compatible with all iOS devices like iPhone and iPad
  • 3 Ways of Recovery from device, iTunes, and iCloud
  • Avoids Further Data Loss
  • Preview option to verify file recovery
  • Selective restore option

FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery has been the top most trusted and reliable software in the market today. This program also offers 30 days Free Trial if you would like to test its features. Find out how this program can help you recover deleted videos from iPad.

The iPad is designed with retina display camera which makes it a perfect on-the-go partner to take videos with. This is why a lot of iOS users are using their iPads to capture great moments. But of course, it isn’t every day that we take backups with all the files and videos we create on the device and sometimes it can be very frustrating to learn that you mistakenly deleted them. What’s worse is that you might have missed restoring them after the grace period from the Recently Deleted folder. FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery made a solution for these kinds of events. You are now able to recover deleted videos from iPad directly as long as you have not overwritten the files. When the videos are deleted, they are transferred into a hidden space inside the device memory wherein you need to use third party tools to scan and get them back. However, you have to make sure that you stop using the iPad to avoid replacing the videos with the new ones. To use FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery, check out these steps:

Step1. Download and Install FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery

Using your computer (Windows or Mac), download the program FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery and install it by following its onscreen instructions. After complete installation, launch FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery and click "Recover from iOS Device" option on the left side menu.

Step2. Connect iPad

Using a USB cable, connect the iPad to the computer and wait until the program detects and establishes the connection; once done, click on "Start Scan" to begin the data recovery.


Connect iPad to A Computer--Step2

Step3. Preview and Recover Deleted Videos from iPad

The scanning may take a while depending on the total load of data stored on your iPad. When all the scanned items are displayed, you can now preview one by one to find the deleted videos you were looking for. You can find the file categories on the left side panel while the preview on the right. You can also filter the search display by turning on the toggle bar for "display deleted items only". If you would like to restore them all, you can click "select all" or you can restore selectively by ticking only on the boxes you desire to recover. Afterwards, click the "Recover" button to save them all to a folder located on your computer. You will be asked for the output file location so you can easily navigate and gain access to the recovered items.

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Preview and Recover Deleted Videos Back from iPad--Step3

That's it! It is so easy to recover deleted videos from iPad directly. There are no other complex methods to perform.

Part 3. Retrieve Deleted Videos from iPad from iTunes Backup

The second recovery option offered by FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery is "Recover from iTunes Backup". This kind of recovery allows you to restore iTunes backup without the need to apply the entire backup file. You can only recover those videos by selectively choosing them. Remember that when you want to recover deleted videos from iPad, you need to stop syncing the device to iTunes because when it is updated, all the videos might be permanently gone. Here’s how to recover from iTunes using FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery:

Step1. Run FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery

Launch FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery and click on the second option on the left side menu "Recover from iTunes backup".

Itunes Scanning Results

Launch FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery--Step1

Step2. Choose iTunes Backup

Next, you need to choose the recent iTunes backup file to be downloaded and extracted. Click "Start Scan" to begin.
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Select Itunes Backup

Choose iTunes Backup for Scanning--Step2

Step3. Preview and Recover Videos

After the scanning is finished, you can now see the preview display of all deleted videos that were backed up from iTunes by choosing the right category from the left panel. You can go over each of them and selectively recover deleted videos. You may use the search box to type and find the file names for faster process. The same process applies that you can tick on the desired items for selective restore or you can do multiple recoveries. Click the "Recover" button at the bottom of the screen to save the videos on your computer.

Recover Deleted Videos Itunes

Preview and Recover Videos from iPad--Step3

Using FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery, you don’t have to stress yourself about restoring the whole backup contents. You will have the freedom to choose only the videos without losing further files.

Part 4. Restore Deleted Videos from iPad from iCloud Backup

The last effective recovery method offered by FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery is via iCloud. Unlike iTunes, iCloud can be done automatically as long as you are connected to a wireless network. This type of storage is more popular among iOS users because of its convenience and ease of use. However, you are not able to restore videos only from the iCloud just like iTunes. You will need to reset the iPad and extract the entire backup contents. Good thing FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery has found a way to integrate iCloud into their software to allow users to selectively recover specific files only. Simply follow these steps:

Step1. Launch FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery

On your computer launch FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery and click on the third recovery option from the left side menu "Recover from iCloud Backup". If you have enabled the two-step authentication on your iPad then you need to disable them first before doing the recovery.
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Analyzing Icloud Backup

Launch FoneDog Toolkit--Step1

Step2. Log in to Your iCloud Account

You will need to log on to iCloud account on the next screen. Make sure you are using the same exact iCloud details on your iPad.aph
Login Icloud

Log in to iCloud Account--Step2

Step3. Download Backup Files

After logging in, you will see the display of all the backups made by iCloud. Choose the most recent one and click on "Download" so that FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery can extract the backup contents.
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View Previous Icloud Backup

Download Backup Files from iCloud--Step3

Step4. Preview and Recover

After the scanning, downloading and extracting, FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery will now display all the items found inside the iCloud backup. You can go to Media category and head over to your videos so that you can confirm and recover all the deleted videos you were searching for. You can tick the boxes beside each item for selective recovery or you can select all. The videos will be saved in a folder on your computer based on the output location you have set.There is no room for data loss when you use FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery, Recover from iCloud Backup.

Recover Deleted Videos Icloud

Preview and Recover Deleted Videos from iPad--Step4

Part 5. Video Guide: How to Extract Removed Videos from iPad?

Part 6. Conclusions

There are no other better ways to recover deleted videos from iPad than to use FoneDog Toolkit- iOS Data Recovery. Not only that it covers all the three effective recoveries but it gives users the skills to perform recovery without the need for any technical backgrounds. Of course, backups are still the best resort during data loss but FoneDog Toolkit iOS Data Recovery makes it extra easy.

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