iPad goes broken badly or becomes dead is really frustrating for us. If our iPad can't be repaired, saving data from it becomes urgent. But many people only know that they can restore their iPad files from iTunes/iCloud backup with another iOS device if there is. In fact, there are still other ways for you to get iPad data back.
We know that iTunes backup for our iPad can't be viewed or accessed. Actually, if you want to save iPad data on your computer, you can use a third-party recovery software to extract the iTunes/iCloud backup and get all data out of it. This is the first way, relying on your iTunes/iCloud backup. How about you don't have an iTunes/iCloud backup? Also, you can use another tool to directly scan your dead iPad for data recovery. Therefore, possibility is very large.
Fortunately, iPad Data Recovery (Mac) or iPad Data Recovery (Windows) both can recover files on your broken iPad by extracting iTunes backup file or retrieve data directly from broken iPad. You can read a brief introduction to iPad Data Recovery software:
Here let's take the iPad Data Recovery (Windows) as an example. Mac users can take the similar steps with iPad Data Recovery(Mac).
Download and install iPad Data Recovery on your computer, then run the program and connect your dead/broken iPad to computer. When it's detected, you'll get the interface as follows. There are three recovery modes: "Recover from iOS Device", "Recover from iTunes Backup File" and "Recover from iCloud Backup File". Try the first one next.
For iPad Pro, iPad Air, iPad with Retina display, iPad mini, The new iPad, iPad 2, etc (recover contacts, messages, call history, notes, calendars, reminders, Safari bookmarks and more):
For iPad 1 (recover contacts, messages, camera roll, photo library, photo stream, notes, call history, reminders, calendars, voice memos, Safari bookmarks and more): You need to download a plug-in at first.
Click Start Scan to directly scan your iPad if it can be recognized by the software. If you are iPad 1 user, please follow steps displayed in the interface above to enter the device's scanning mode:
When you're told that you've successfully entered the DFU mode, you can release Home and begin scanning your iPad as follows.
When the scan finished, you can preview the whole data on your iPad. Select those files you want to get back and click "Recover" button to save them on your computer.