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Recover photos and videos


iPF Noob
May 1, 2020
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I had lost all my photos and videos from the ipad. iPad is a 2011 model and I have used for few years then it slow down and I stopped using it. After few years, once I am back, I had to reset everything as device had locked since the password is forgotten. Everything is formatted. I need to recover the precious photos of my son's childhood.. Is it possible? I don't think I had saved on iCloud


iPad Fan
Jan 8, 2011
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Milton-Freewater, OR
I’m sorry to hear that. If you restored the the device to new, and you did not back them up or sync them anywhere, including iCloud, then they are gone.

But, just in case, you can try restoring the device in Settings > General > Reset > Erase all Content and Settings again. There should be an option to restore a previous backup. If you choose it, you’ll see any old backups that may have been saved to iCloud.

If you also forgot your iCloud password, you’ll need to recover that account first.

If you used iTunes to do backups, check there.

Depending on the backup settings you used, backups may or may not contain photos.

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