Did you have the iPad setup for manual manage apps and media?
It sounds like you're suggesting there were settings in my system that caused this to happen. No doubt.
But there was nothing on screen in the update process that warned me this would happen in any way that a non-geek like myself would understand.
Suggestions on how to undo the damage would be appreciated, though. I use my iPad for business and I wasn't expecting to spend this evening trying to revert this update in order to be employable in the morning.
I just thought I'd post my experience here so others don't go through the same aggravation. Thanks.
You probably pulled it too early. When I updated, the iPad it said it was ready to rock, but if you looked at the iTunes window it was still doing quite a bit of work restoring apps, contacts and mail.
Perhaps revert to your backup before you updated to iOS 5.
I found that reconnecting my iPad and making sure sync apps is selected, (as well as every other pertinent tab in iTunes is checked for whether you want it or not, like email accounts and calendars, etc), gets the apps back. Data remains lost and must be reloaded.
The big problem is that there was data in apps that is permanently lost because it wasn't backed up by iTunes - despite me choosing to according to the update screens.
I can't believe Jobs' would have let this happen. At least I like to believe that. Doesn't bode well, though.
Well if I go to iTunes Store I found that it still has all the apps I purchased...as always has been the problem with Apple unfortunately an ugly stain, is that they always want to assume all music you have on your device is stolen or pirated. I have quite an extensive CD collection for years that I have copied over to iTunes. All my music is still gone that I transferred over (about 800 songs). Looking for a way to get that back if possible.
You have to get apps directly from Apple so there is no issue there but, the music you brought in yourself--seems like I'm hosed for the moment...