I updated my iPad 2 to iOS 5 using my Windows PC.

I backed up my apps, calendar, mail, photos, etc. using iTunes before the iOS 5 update. However, although I got my apps, I am missing all the data in them! For instance: for iAnnotate PDF I am missing all my annotated files, in Note Taker HD I am missing all my notes, and most importantly in bizXpensTrkr I am missing all my business receipts and data!

Can someone please advise in layman's terms? I am new to Apple and used a PC to update.

  • Did you choose to restore your backup after upgrading? Oct 20, 2011 at 6:48

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Do you still have your backup?

Connect your iPad, right click it in iTunes' sidebar and select restore from backup (Sometimes it helps to restore from backup twice).

  • I have this same problem but as soon as i plugged my iPad in to back it up, it backed up again and wouldnt let me do anything else. is there a way to restore to an older backup?
    – user13177
    Nov 3, 2011 at 16:16

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