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    Default itunes sucks, or im super stupid...

    it said sync my ipad before updating to ios5 with my main computer i've been using with my ipad...so i do... and it still wiped all my apps off and i think most of my other data...

    WTF

    i dont get what happened.
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    Did you create a backup during that sync before upgrading? Then restoring that backup after the upgrade?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patricksmangann View Post
    it said sync my ipad before updating to ios5 with my main computer i've been using with my ipad...so i do... and it still wiped all my apps off and i think most of my other data...

    WTF

    i dont get what happened.
    Syncing and backing up are two different things. Apple does a pretty crappy job at showing that SYNC is NOT BACKUP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrispyKrink View Post
    Did you create a backup during that sync before upgrading? Then restoring that backup after the upgrade?
    I guess not. Is this all behind us after ios 5, ota updates, & icloud?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patricksmangann View Post
    I guess not. Is this all behind us after ios 5, ota updates, & icloud?
    Yeah, if you set it up that way with iCloud to keep your backups. Once setup it will nightly backup when you plug in to charge over WiFi.

    Now, since you do sync with iTunes all your stuff should still be there on your computer. So, you'll have to move it all back onto your iPad.
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    Yep, to expand on what was said above, the steps should be:

    -Sync/Backup
    -Update to iOS 5
    -Restore From Backup Created in Step One

    (If you do that and still don't have your apps on your iPad, repeat the Restore From Backup step)

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