My iOS 5 Upgrade

I upgraded my iPad “Classic” to iOS 5 yesterday. It took a fairly long time to download but at the time that I downloaded it it was fairly early.

Once the upgrade was downloaded, the upgrade itself didn’t go too smoothly. First, I kept getting this error about not enough space to upgrade. Hunh? Anyway, I tried a couple more times and iOS 5 installed.

Then the reboot. ALL my applications were REMOVED from their folders. As I automatically put newly downloaded apps into folders I was shocked into finding NINE (9) pages of apps! Grumble, grumble… Fifteen minutes of life lost forever cleaning that mess up.

All my apps were still there. Great! I would have had to have been really patient to download all of those apps again. Especially given the overload on Apple’s servers.

Okay, now that everything has been tidied up, time to actually use the damn thing. Oh, oh… Why have all my passwords – not only passwords, usernames too! – have disappeared. These aren’t “critical” usernames and passwords, just junk ones that I’ve set up to access various web sites. Ones that I haven’t actually entered in months… Grumble, grumble…

Anyway, after getting these annoyances straightened out I was pleasantly surprised that my data, or at least what I’ve looked for, was still there. All of my movies were still there. Each app still had to be reconfigured – e.g. VLC didn’t have any settings.

Oh, and restoring from backup didn’t work either.

About Mike Pelley

Let’s see… A little about me… I’ve been around information technology since 1983 with computers such as DEC Rainbows (weird machine – the standard DOS couldn’t format its own floppy disks – remember them? – and I had to format them on a friend’s IBM PC) to Radio Shack TRS-80 to Apple ][e and Apple //c in the beginning. I have programmed in 8-bit assembly language on 6502, FORTRAN and COBOL on IBM System/370 (and I still hate JCL), VAX BASIC and COBOL (and a weird and massive WordPerfect 4.0 macro) on DEC VMS (Alpha), C/C++ on Digital Unix (ALPHA), and C/C++, Perl (it may be powerful but I still hate it), PHP on Linux (Red Hat, Centos, Ubuntu, etc.). I have work with databases such as Digital RDB (later to become Oracle RDB), Oracle DBMS, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL on VAX, Alpha, Sun and Intel. Check out my professional profile and connect with me on LinkedIn. See I still think that Digital created some of the best ideas in the world: VAX clustering, DSSI disks (forerunner to SCSI) and the Alpha processor (first commercial 64-bit processor – Red Hat screamed on an Alpha!). DEC just could not seem to be able to give air conditioners away to someone lost in the Sahara Desert! VMware is one of the best ways to get the most out of an x64 server. And I have tried Oracle VM, Virtual Box and Microsoft Virtual Server. Outside of that I am a huge military history buff starting in the early 20th century. I love Ford Mustangs (my ’87 Mustang GT was awesome) and if I had the money I would have a Porsche 928S4. If I had a lot of money I would have a Porsche 911 Turbo. I also play too much AmrA 3 Exile mod. Over 5,000+ hours... I have a wonderful son, Cameron. I have a long suffering (Do you really need all that computer junk?) wife, Paula. I live in Paradise, Newfoundland and Labrador.
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