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Question: I am trying to retrieve music from my iPad that was stolen 2 years ago. The music was downloaded from a YouTube app that has since been taken down for obvious reasons

Can I recover music from the cache memory of a iPad mini that was stolen 2 years ago? The app I was using allowed me to download music videos and movies from YouTube for free! The app has since been removed.

iPad mini Wi-Fi, iOS 4, Not 100% sure of the iOS version

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Dec 10, 2017 5:31 PM in response to Motsinger In response to Motsinger

Any backups to a computer via USB cable may be available to restore to an iOS device

if the process were done and resulted in a successful recovery of their content.


That's where the iTunes application in the computer is often useful. But maybe not, when

those music files may not have been backed-up or saved to a mac or pc. And there may

be questions about the legality of originally-copied music in youtube content.


Unless iCloud had your shared content stored, and if you had adequate storage there.

Hard to say about other options; outside the music store and re-purchase of the same.


In any event...

Good luck & happy trails! 🙂

Dec 10, 2017 5:31 PM

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Dec 11, 2017 2:29 AM in response to Motsinger In response to Motsinger

If the unit were a simple storage drive, files may be recoverable through software

recover utilities; especially if the unit were not used after realization those files

were missing or not seen by the directory, etc.


The device may have overwritten the content, especially if the unit were initialized or

re-set; one iOS device can remotely erase another iOS device, via in Find my iPhone.


If there were iCloud storage options in use as backup, if not overwritten or purged by

another device who may have shared the same storage, it may be recoverable. Also

if the option to save a backup via USB to a computer via iTunes, a chance there too.


•Get help with iCloud - Apple Support


•Change your iCloud feature settings - Apple Support


• iCloud Frequently Asked Questions:

http://rfwilmut.net/notes/icloudfaq2.html


•How to Turn On Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing - lifewire.com


Not sure what options may be open to attempt a recovery of files, nor how they may

be found (if by file type or name, when connected by wire; and searched as though

the iOS device were an external drive) and some options that may exist may be viewed

as a form of hack. So that may not be an acceptable idea nor any official option here.


Perhaps someone else may consider these matters and offer some alternative suggestion.


At any rate, sorry to not have a workable solution. I do have & had tried data recovery from

external storage drives or macs who did not start, by use of free 'third party' utilities.


Ones that only look for files by name, perhaps something along this line:

Rather technical + not recommended. Certain file types may survive delete tags in an OS.

{The odds are against recovering files in such a small storage - when in use by the device.}


In any event...

Good luck & happy trails! 🙂

Dec 11, 2017 2:29 AM

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Question: I am trying to retrieve music from my iPad that was stolen 2 years ago. The music was downloaded from a YouTube app that has since been taken down for obvious reasons