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I accidentally restored my iPad, how do I get my pictures back that were on my iPad?

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I was on my ipad, and I went to the app,"find my ipod". i was playing around with it a little, and I realized i didnt want the settings i made anymore. So i went to erase my ipad, thinking it would erase the account i just made for that app. Instead, it erased everything on my ipad. I have all my apps and music on my computer, thanks to icloud. But i went to find my pictures, none were to be found. The settings in icloud were sent to where they were backed up evertime i plugged in my computer, which i was recently, so i should have my pictures. I am freaking out over this, i had hundreds of important pictures on there! if anyone could help it would be much appreciated!

  • pvonk Level 6 Level 6 (13,670 points)

    Many users have lost photos while preforming a restore from backup or upgrading the iOS.   Recall, only photos in the camera roll are backed up to iCloud.  There is a way to turn backups for camera roll on/off, perhaps these users had camera roll turned off.




    Settings>icloud>Storage & Backups>Manage Storage,  tap the device's name and on the next screen, be sure Camera Roll is turned on.




    Photos should be regularly synced to a computer (like you store photos from a digital camera) using either USB via iTunes (on a mac use iPhoto or Aperture to move them to an album) or using photo stream.  If you have been doing that, then you can sync those photos back to your device.


    If you haven't been saving photos except relying on iCloud to store them in a backup, then that is risky, as many users have discovered.  I'm afraid I have no advice in this case - there is no "cure".


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