I actually did this quite awhile ago, and am only now posting this question. I updated my iPhone 4 to IOS 5 within hours of its release, and the first thing I noticed was that the handy notepad I use for recording daily lists and whatnot has been wiped clean. I did backup my phone before doing the IOS 5 upgrade, and have not synced my phone since, so i will assume my 40 or so notes are somewhere on my PC. It is my work PC, and I am using Outlook. Can someone please instruct me on how to go about setting iTunes to a) give me my old notes back, and b) not remove them after future syncings? The fact that the default setting is to remove these notes is grounds - in my book at least - for someone to be skinned alive. I have seen similar posts on missing notes, but no follow through on their recovery. To say that I need these notes is an understatement and most certainly redundant. Now... Who can help me? Much appreciated, in advance!