ok, so where's all my stuff?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by njsp, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. njsp macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Upgraded and lost all info, apps, music, photos, etc. help!!!
     
  2. lukester macrumors 6502

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    I had the same problem and started clicking on the menus here and there and got everything back.. don't ask what I did
     
  3. sence macrumors newbie

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    You are not alone my friend, had this issue with three mac devices
     
  4. onthecouchagain macrumors 604

    onthecouchagain

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    Bump. This happened to me. How do i get all my music/apps back? Is it only a matter of syncing it to the computer again via iTunes?

    EDIT: all my music is back, but how do I get my apps back? None of them are showing up even after syncing. Any help would be great.
     
  5. njsp thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. HengenJL macrumors 6502a

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    Right click on your device in iTunes and select restore from backup, now choose the backup that was done before upgrading to iOS 5. This should restore all content that was on your device.
     
  8. njsp thread starter macrumors newbie

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  9. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    Just for future reference, in all probability, you disconnected the iPad/iPhone before iTunes had restored everything. On the pc, at least, Apple's done a poor job of telling you when the upgrade is done (it doesn't). After the firmware upgrade, but before the actual restore of apps/music/videos/etc., the device appears functional, and iTunes doesn't appear to be doing anything. At this point, many people probably think that the upgrade is complete, and disconnect and start playing with it. Unfortunately, iTunes actually hasn't finished the restore, and disconnecting will result in an empty device. If you leave the device connected and wait a long moment (be patient!), iTunes will pop up a tiny dialog box saying that apps are being restored, and this restoration can take an hour or two, depending on how much stuff needs to be restored.
     

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