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Ipad 2 upgrade from iOS4 to iOS6

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Guys,

A bit of disaster.

I did upgrade the iOS4 to iOS6 on iPad2 . I did backup the data, trasnferred all purchased items.

When I pefromed the upgrade and all was upgraded I only got the main screen with no previous data, items. When tried to restore from the backup it sais it can only restore contacts, emails...

I can see in the iTunes that additional apps are there, also purchased items....

How to bring it back to the ipad?

Thanks
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by:s3e3
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If you sync'd your ipad with itunes one of the options was to sync apps. This would bring all your apps back automatically.

If not open itunes and just re download all your apps under the purchased screen.
The icloud backup would of also handled this in the future.
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by:John Hurst
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When you look in iTunes, when did it do the last complete backup?  If you backed it up by iTunes, it should be a recent date.

If no luck, do a reset of the iPad (for iPhone, this is Settings, General, Reset and Erase all content and settings). This takes you back to out of the box, and then the iTunes Restore should work.

Make double sure you have everything before you start. I restored a new iPhone this way (zero content).

... Thinkpads_User
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by:Remap
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I did perform the backup of the ipad just before the upgrade. Did it manually buy right clicking on the ipad in iTunes and chosinfg to backu it up.

I know that one more backup was done by iTunes automaticaly before the upgrade.

When I connected the iPad in the first place  I was asked if I want to sync it. It also said It will replace the content in Itunes with the content from iPad. I cancelled it. That is why I did the backup

How to bring that backup now back to iPad after the upgrade of iOS?
I could not figure it out
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by:John Hurst
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If the IOS upgrade went bad, then that may be why the restore is not working.

So what I was suggesting earlier was a complete wipe of the iPad and start again.

... Thinkpads_User
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by:Iphonehelper
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itunes will only back up your contacts , settings camera roll and any other synced stuff.
so if you didnt sync your apps then itunes will not back them up
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by:Remap
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The upgrade of the iOS went OK without any error or issues.
I know that I transferre the purchased items and did the backup if the iPad as explained above. It took a while to finish. I can also see as I mentioned that apps are there in the iTunes. Just do not know exactly how to bing it all back
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Even if you did transfer the purchased  items, that doesn't mean that you had your apps synced with itunes
They are not the same, so if "sync apps" was not checked (turned off) before the back up,
Then iTunes will not backup your apps and saved data in apps
Thats my point
And sorry for my bad english
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So long as all your data and apps are on your computer and in iTunes, a wipe and re-install of your iPad should work. I have done that before with iPhones.

.... Thinkpads_User
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thanks
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@Remap - Thank you and I was happy to help you with your iPad.

.... Thinkpads_User
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