Lost apps in IOS5 upgrade

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by GatorsUF, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. GatorsUF macrumors newbie

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    How can I restore the apps to my wifes iPhone? I synced before I ever did any update, and then I updated. It for some reason deleted all her apps and when I plug it in to iTunes it only shows the apps that come with the update. Syncing again does nothing.

    I read you could restore from and old backup, but when I click restore it says its going to reset factory settings...

    Is there anything else I can do? Seems everyone I have talked to had issues during the update process with losing contacts or apps or both.
     
  2. GraphicsGeek macrumors 6502a

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    You have to restore from the backup you made. Restoring will delete everything on the phone but it should back it up first.
     
  3. GatorsUF thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I restore from a backup. Unless there is something I am not seeing I think it deleted my backups or something...

    I hit sync before I updated, and to my understanding it was supposed to backup the phone before it updated. But I don't see any backups unless I am not looking in the right spot.
     
  4. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020

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    Click 'Restore'. Once it's completed you will have a two options. One will offer to set up as a new phone and the other to set up from a backup. Obviously you choose the latter.
     
  5. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    Or more easily, right-click (control-click) the iphone on the left side of the iTunes window and select "Restore from Backup..."
     

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