I'm frustrated that my iPad is broken and I cannot access my data. I need to see my contacts. How can I get my data back? Can I restore them by connecting my iPad backup to my friend's iPad?
Well, it's possible for you to restore your whole data through iTunes even if you don't make a backup when your iPad broke because iTunes can automatically make a backup for your iPad when you sync with it. As long as you have the backup file, you can get your lost contacts, and restore it with any other iPad.
How to restore iPad backup data including photos, notes, calendar, contacts and videos?
But as we all know restoring data through iPad backup file is not so easy because the iPad backup file is not a common file that you can directly visit or use. If you want to see your contacts, you need to extract it and save to another device. That is to say, you need other software to help you restore your data from the dead iPad.
iPad Data Recovery
which is available for Mac and Windows user can help you do that easily.
Besides the contacts, this program empowers you to preview and restore the deleted notes, photos, videos and calendar, etc.
from iPad 1, iPad 2, The new iPad, iPad with Retina display and iPad mini, as well as iPhone or iPod touch.
You can download the trial version below to have a try.
Tutorial: How to Recover iPad from Backup Files
Step 1. Run the program & Scan iTunes backup file
Find where your iPad backup file is. You need to notice that don't connect and sync your iPad with iTunes lest it should lose your data. Then run the software and select your device type first.
Then you'll see two recovery modes here: "Recover from iTunes backup file"
and "Recover from iOS device".
Here we click the "Recover from iTunes Backup File"
Then the data will be presented with the device name, serial number and syncing time. Select your iTunes backup file for your iPad and click "Start Scan"
Step 2. Recover iPad calendar, notes, photos, videos and contacts
After scanning, all the contents in the backup file (camera roll, photo stream, contacts, messages, calendar, notes, videos, etc.) will be extracted. Check one by one with zero quality loss and click "Recovery"
to recovery your data.
Step 3. Restore iPad backup
If you have other iOS devices like iPhone, you can restore your iPad backup on them. Alternatively, you can save your data on your computer. To avoid losing data from your iPad, do remember to backup files on your computer well.