7 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2010 6:51 AM by Double-cloud
Double-cloud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hey people, I don't know if anyone have had this problem, however, Im really annoyed by my ipad now...

Anyway, my problem is that whenever I sync my ipad on to my computer, it tells me to restore it, because it has some sort of issue that I can't figure out. Well, then I have no choice other than restore it. But after I restore it, I realize that all my apps are gone, even the ones I paid for!! Is there any way that I can get those apps back without paying again? And why does it keep on telling me to restore it?

I also have a problem that Im not sure if it is related to the restoring issue, but I found out that after I restore it, my "side-turning lock" has been changed to a mute lock. Is that suppose to happen?

Someone help me!! Thanks!! > <
  • King_Penguin Level 10 Level 10 (106,445 points)
    The function of the switch has changed in 4.2 to be a notification mute button (so if, for exampe, you are watching videos or listening to music the button will mute, for example, email notifications). Rotation lock is now a software function - double click the home button to bring up the taskbar, slide to the left, and press the button on the far left; pressing the home key again closes the taskbar; to turn of rotation lock repeat the above.

    In terms of apps you should be able to re-download them without paying for them again (as long as you use the same iTunes account).

    Can't help with the restore issue.
  • Andy :] Level 2 Level 2 (400 points)
    You can re download apps for free;

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht2519

    In iOS 4.2.1 the previously orentiation lock has been change to a mute switch. To access the orentiation lock now, double tap the home button to bring the multi task tray, swipe the tray to the right and on the far left that is where the lock is.

    Regards

    Andy
  • igmackenzie Level 4 Level 4 (2,285 points)
    Double-cloud wrote:
    Is there any way that I can get those apps back without paying again?

    You can redownload any apps from the App Store for free.
    I also have a problem that Im not sure if it is related to the restoring issue, but I found out that after I restore it, my "side-turning lock" has been changed to a mute lock. Is that suppose to happen?

    Please look around this forum for other threads on this subject.
    Basically that is correct. The screen lock function has moved to the MT bar.
    Just double tap the home button, swipte to the right and there you'll see it on the left.
  • Ian Parkinson Level 6 Level 6 (10,440 points)
    Are your Apps not already in iTunes? Or did you buy them on the iPad and not sync them back to iTunes?

    If they are not in iTunes then as the previous poster said, you can download Apps as many times as you like as long as you use the same iTunes account that purchased them. You will not be charged again for them.
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 8 Level 8 (37,780 points)
    Welcome to the Apple Discussions.

    The position lock switch was changed to a mute switch with the iOS 4.2.1 update. The mute is for the system-generated sounds only. To use the position lock, double click the home button, slide the multitasking bar all the way to the right and the position lock function will appear as a screen activated function.

    You should not have to repurchase apps...you can redownload or restore from backup to get everything back on your iPad.

    The iPad should not have to be restored repeatedly...does it tell you why? What does iTunes not like that it thinks a restore is needed?

    Are there other issues that may be associated with or indicators of the problem causing the need for restoring?
  • Double-cloud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks a lot!~ =D
  • Double-cloud Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have no idea why it keeps telling me to restore it. Whenever I connect my ipad to my computer, itunes pops out and it says "iTunes cannot read the contents of the iPad. Go to the Summary tab in iPad preferences and click Restore to restore this iPad to factory settings." Any clue where does the problem come from?