I just updated my iPad 2 to iOS 5. At the step for setting up iCloud, I said no to iCloud. My iPad appears to be stuck at this step, displaying "setting up iCloud" for over an hour. The only recourse appears to be to start over, which suggests that the iPad will be erased. What can I do about this? Thank you.

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    If you are in possession of a backup from before the upgrade, an erase and restore will be the fastest route to a working iPad. Check in iTunes since it forces a backup before the update begins so unless you don't have possession of that computer, you should be covered.
    – bmike
    Commented Oct 22, 2011 at 12:05

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My iPod Touch was stuck on this screen. I powered off and on and it unstuck.

see: Apple Community Forums


Restart the iPhone and redo the iCloud steps.

Down the bottom of the page try clicking "Skip this Step".

Also works if you don't want to set up a new Apple ID..

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