Welcome to iPadForums.net Guest - Click Here to Register

Recovering lost calendar data

This is a discussion on Recovering lost calendar data within the iPad Help forums, part of the Apple iPad Discussions category; Hello all! I've accidentally erased the last 10 months of my calendar and notes on my iPad calendar the last time I sync'd. Is there ...

iPadForums.net is the original Apple iPad Forum! Registered Users do not see these ads. Please Register - It's Free!
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 11
  1. #1
    iPad Noob!
    Member #
    64731
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    England
    Posts
    2

    Exclamation Recovering lost calendar data

    Hello all! I've accidentally erased the last 10 months of my calendar and notes on my iPad calendar the last time I sync'd. Is there any way to recover this? HELP!!!

  2. Ads


  3. #2
    iPF Legend
    Member #
    28530
    Liked
    1523 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Walla Walla, WA
    Posts
    15,431
    You haven't been syncing with anything?

    It might be in the backup. If you have not changed anything significant on the iPad since that sync, and have not synced again since losing the data, try this. If you've added any important documents or other media since taht sync, save them off the iPad before proceeding.

    First, without connecting the iPad, go into iTunes Preferences, the Devices tab, and turn off auto-syncing.

    Connect your iPad to the computer, in iTunes right click on the iPad under the Devices tab and choose Restore from Backup.

    Depending on exactly when the last sync was, you may or may not get you calendars back.

    I recommend that you get a Google account and start syncing your calendar with it. You can also sync your contacts if you set the account up as an Exchange account on the iPad. This will help prevent these kind of mistakes, and give's an online way to get to your calendar when the iPad is not available.

    Setting up Google Sync with your iOS device : Mail, Calendar, & Contacts - Google Mobile Help

  4. #3
    iPad Noob!
    Member #
    64731
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    England
    Posts
    2

    Thanks Twerppoet

    Thanks twerppoet. Unfortunately, for some reason, the system won't allow me to right click on the iPad under the devices tab. What to do next?

  5. #4
    iPF Legend
    Member #
    28530
    Liked
    1523 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Walla Walla, WA
    Posts
    15,431
    Sorry, not the tab. The Devices list. Its in the left column of your main iTunes screen. The iPad will only show up there if it is plugged into the computer.

    I got my terms mixed up. The Devices tab is under iTunes Preferences, and is where you should turn off auto sync. You can also see a list of your backups (only one per device) and see when the last one was done. If it is after you lost the info, or a long time ago, you should skip the restore from backup.

  6. #5
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    158446
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    montreal,qc canada
    Posts
    1
    how do i prevent my calendar from deleting past months

  7. #6
    iPF Legend
    Member #
    28530
    Liked
    1523 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Walla Walla, WA
    Posts
    15,431
    Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > in the calendar section change Sync to All Events.

  8. #7
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    301657
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    New York
    Posts
    4
    Are your syncing the iPad with a computer or iCloud?
    If not your data is gone. The iPad only keeps a limited amount of data by default. Change the Settings/Mail, Contacts, Calendars/Sync to All Events if you do not want older events to be removed from the iPad. If you are syncing the iPad with iCloud and/or a computer the older events will sync back.
    More details information about iOS visit: iOS Data Recovery Tips & Topics
    Last edited by cindyaimee; 10-08-2013 at 01:33 AM.

  9. #8
    iPF Legend
    Member #
    28530
    Liked
    1523 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Walla Walla, WA
    Posts
    15,431
    Thank you for trying to help, but the question you are replying to is over a year old, and the person asking it never came back for an answer (or didn't post a reply if they did).

    It's a good idea to keep an eye on the dates when you come across a thread using search (Google or local) as I assume you did.

    Good answer, by the way.

  10. #9
    iPF Noob
    Member #
    302327
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Posts
    1
    Hello - I'm having the same problem and I tried what you said and my calendar did return... until it sync'd then it was gone again. I even turned off the auto sync and unchecked to sync my calendars (under the info tab in iTunes) any other suggestions?

  11. #10
    iPF Legend
    Member #
    28530
    Liked
    1523 times
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Walla Walla, WA
    Posts
    15,431
    My advice is to turn off calendar, contacts, and other syncing in the Info tab of iTunes, then set up you computer and all devices to sync through an online service like iCloud, Gmail, or Yahoo. The direct syncing of this kind of data in iTunes is a legacy from when it was the only way. Besides the inherent limits of this type of syncing it also seems to work less reliably every year.
    Last edited by twerppoet; 09-23-2013 at 03:07 PM.


Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-08-2011, 07:37 PM
  2. Lost iPad2 calendar
    By karenjd in forum iPad 2 Forum
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-31-2011, 04:25 AM
  3. Please help - app data lost??
    By lisacj in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01-06-2011, 04:00 AM
  4. lost everthing on calendar
    By chasteve in forum iPad OS
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 11-24-2010, 04:41 AM
  5. Calendar lost when sync
    By aswitzer in forum iPad Help
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 07-27-2010, 07:43 AM

Search tags for this page

apple iphone lost calendar info?
,

how to recover calendar on ipad

,

how to restore deleted appointments in ipad calendar app

,
ipad 2 calendar lost data
,

lost calendar on ipad

,
show all past lost events on ipad calendar
,
totoar 9850
,
where is my deleted ipad calendar
Click on a term to search for related topics.

Tags for this Thread