App store gone, but iTunes is still present

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  1. Dawnstar

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    My app store has disappeared, but my iTunes is still visible. I spotlight searched it, but nothing came up. Please help!
     
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    Have you tried the old restart/reset* option?
    Try this first;
    Restart the iPad: Press and hold down the Sleep/wake switch on the top edge of the iPad for few seconds until the red slider appears, slide this across to shut the iPad down. Restart the iPad by pressing the Sleep/wake switch until the Apple logo appears.

    If that doesn't work, try this:

    Reset the iPad: You can do this by pressing the Home button and the Sleep/wake switch on the top the iPad's case and holding them down together for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo. The iPad should then reset itself. The boot up process takes a few minutes and then the iPad should be responsive again. More here:

    *borrowed from Rich ;)
     
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    If you restrict the installation of apps in Settings > General > Restrictions, the App Store icon will not be visible.
     
  4. Dawnstar

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    My restrictions are on, and it pops up a screen telling me to insert a password that I never set.
     
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    What is the password??????????????HELP!!!!!
     
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    help!!!!!
     
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    If you don't know the password the, only way to recover the iPad is to do a restore (not restore from backup, that would put the password back).

    Be sure to save important files and documents off first. You will have to sync your apps back from iTunes (if they are there) or download them again from the App Store.

    If you did not set the password yourself, then perhaps a family member or friend did it for you. Ask around.

    There is no easy way around the passwords. If there was, any kid could quickly bypass it; the computer savvy darlings.
     
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    How do you restore?
     
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    You connect your iPad to iTunes, select the device, go to the summary page, and choose restore. This will remove all data and apps from you iPad and return it the activations state. It will also update to iOS 5.1 if you are not already there.

    Once it is done your iPad will be in the same state as a brand new one. You will have to activate it. This can be done in iTunes on the computer, or (new with iOS 5) when you turn the iPad on it will walk you through the activation.

    You can also go to Settings > General > Reset > Erase All Content and Settings. I'm not sure if this will update to the current iOS 5.1. If not you'll have to connect it to the computer and iTunes to activate.
     
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    The[/B] reset all contents a settings also needs a passcode.:ipad-keyboard::(:ipad-case::ipad-back::thumbsdown::mad:
     
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