Software upgrade wipes out all folders

Discussion in 'iPad' started by wateron, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. wateron macrumors regular

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    What a pain in the butt - just did a software upgrade on my ipad and all my folders are gone & the apps are all jumbled up. I have hundreds of apps and they are now in a complete mess. This has happened before on my ipod, I am not going to upgrade my software anymore - Apple you are a pain in the ass!
     
  2. ilugram macrumors member

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    Do a restore from backup... it should bring back your folders
     
  3. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

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    Been there, done that, first thing I tried, no folders restored
     
  4. doboy macrumors 68000

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    Was the iPad jailbroken prior to software upgrade? If so, I think that may be the culprit.
     
  5. aristobrat macrumors G5

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    Is iTunes on your computer screwed up? I've upgraded my iPhones and iPads tons of times and have never had my folders magically disappear after an upgrade, or a restore not put everything back precisely how it was when it was backed up. :confused:
     
  6. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

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    No jailbreak, original software and as I said, this has happened with my ipod in the past also
     
  7. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

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    If iTunes is screwed up it doesn't look like it, seems normal, no problems other than the one mentioned
     
  8. zerolight macrumors 6502

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    Just re-restore and choose an older back where you know the folders are intact.
     
  9. doboy macrumors 68000

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    That's weird. I guess Apple really hates you since only time I've noticed folder messing up was after I jailbroke my iPhone and installed hacks that messed with folders and dock.
     
  10. TheWheelMan macrumors 6502a

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  11. zerolight macrumors 6502

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    Happened to me several times when upgrading. The fix is always the same. Force a restore, choose a backup - recent if no sync and backup performed after screw up, older if need be.
     
  12. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

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    4.3.3
     
  13. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

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    Even thought I backed it up numerous times it only shows the last backup prior to the software install which is the one I used
     
  14. wateron thread starter macrumors regular

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    Used the backup prior to the install - didn't work
     
  15. Lotso macrumors 6502

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    It's happened to me before also. It doesnt make any sense.
     
  16. henry72 macrumors 65816

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    It happened to me once but nothing to do with the software update.
    When I got my new iPhone back, restored everything but not the apps position :( So I have to arrange them and put them into folders. I can feel your pain bro. The iOS 5 with iCloud backup, they better be more stable.

    PS: I restore it from backup quite a few times, that was just very unfortunate.
     
  17. taipan61 macrumors 6502

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    it's happened to me before too, did a second restore with the same backup and it came out fine, everything was back to normal.
    it doesn't make sense and when i was in the apple store and asked about it they said they've never seen that...
     
  18. pooryou, Nov 8, 2011
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    pooryou macrumors 65816

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    This is happening to me right now on my new iPhone 4S.

    It's really pissing me off, I canceled and restored from backup and it's still happening.

    EDIT: Restoring from backup multiple times after letting it sync all the apps fixes it.
     

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