Friday, October 14, 2011

All My Apps Disappeared When Upgrading to iOS5

I upgraded my iPhone 3GS to iOS5. All my apps disappeared promptly. Here are instructions on restoring some of your apps:
In ITunes, on the left side select your iphone under "DEVICES" (I don't know why they shout at us in all caps).
Then on the horizontal menu bar across the top, select "Apps".
In the upper left corner of the window, select the "Sync Apps" checkbox.
In the app list below, check all the apps you want to restore.
Then in the bottom right select "Apply".

This reloaded all but my apps living in a subfolder. They are still missing. I'll update here if I can bring them back.


Amanda said...

THANK YOU! You totally saved my life here. :)

K. M. Walton said...

I echo Amanda's thoughts here!! A humongous thank you to you, Mitch.

Anonymous said...

This helped so much! Thank you! I was freaking out for a second.

Anonymous said...

Since this didn't work for me, I found another way to go about it that I thought I'd share- go to the app store and go to uploads. There's a section marked "purchased" where it lists all the apps you've ever put on your phone. You can just recheck them to install on your phone :)

Anonymous said...

The first idea didn't work for me either, so thank you to "Anonymous" who posted about going into Purchased in the app store ... saved me!

Anonymous said...

You are a LEGEND! Thanks :)

Anonymous said...


So simple and no one, and I mean no one would respond to all my requests from the app providers.