DO NOT DISCONNECT the iPhone/iPad until apps/music/videos/etc. are restored

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by TLewis, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. TLewis macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2007
    left coast, US
    During the iOS5 upgrade, the iOS5 firmware will be installed, and the iPhone/iPad will reboot. At that point, the device will be minimally usable -- HOWEVER, no apps, music, videos, etc. will have been restored. Please resist the temptation to disconnect and play with it. If you do so, you will end up with an empty device. If you leave it connected, iTunes will automatically detect it and then start restoring apps, music, videos, and everything else (after a moment, a pop-up dialog box should appear to tell you what's happening). This can take a long time, however (for my 32GB 3GS, it took over two hours).

    (The above is true for windows iTunes. I imagine it's also true for OS X iTunes, but I really don't know.)
  2. fw221 macrumors member

    Mar 12, 2010
    I did that, but stuck it back on the dock and it's putting everything back now. :rolleyes: Newest iTunes with Lion.
  3. irDigital0l Guest

    Dec 7, 2010
    I dont touch it till its ALL finished. Pretty common sense.
  4. TLewis thread starter macrumors 65816

    Sep 19, 2007
    left coast, US
    It's nice to know that iTunes is smart enough to do that. :D


    You'd think so but, judging from how many people are complaining that their apps are missing, probably not. :eek:
  5. SonomaFlyer macrumors newbie


    May 8, 2010
    Didn't touch the device after process started and got tons of errors. Clicked restore and it did its IO5 update and wiped the IPad 1. However, it won't restore any music, videos or apps. It says the IPad can't be found :cool:

    I decided to hold off upgrading my other Apple devices until I get this somehow sorted out tonight :eek:

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