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    Lost letter as I was writing it

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    Lost letter as I was writing it
    Hi There,
    Can someone tell me how to get a letter back that suddenly disappeared of my IPad retina screen as I touched the return bar

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    Lost letter as I was writing it
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    As you type, the letter is saved in the "Drafts" folder. Unless you accidentally selected the text and then deleted it (the "delete" key being right above the return key), it should still be there as unsent.

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    Lost letter as I was writing it

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    Thank you Chas_m.

    I have looked all over and even got my daughter to try to find it as she has the IPad air, it has just vaporized into thin air. Very upsetting as this was a large and complicated medical diagnostic.
    Many thanks anyway.
    Stjarna.

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    A letter back from what application? It's very possible that the application that you're using has an autosave feature built-in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stjarna View Post
    Hi There,
    Can someone tell me how to get a letter back that suddenly disappeared of my IPad retina screen as I touched the return bar
    Hello - which app were you using for writing the letter & which iOS do you have installed - might be helpful? Dave

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    Lost letter as I was writing it

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    Hi Dave, Sorry am I am so blond �� I Don't even know what IOS is , but I was writing an email, a very complicated and long medical diagnostics , so was really peeved off when it disappeared , don't relish doing it all over again.

    Something like this happened to me a year ago on my Mac laptop , while I was moving a letter to a folder, all my folders disappeared and have not been found so far even tho I took it to The Apple business Centre, they never found them either. They just evaporated into thin air in front of me, so did this letter.

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    Lost letter as I was writing it
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    Open your email account and see if there is a box entitled "Drafts".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stjarna View Post
    Hi Dave, Sorry am I am so blond �� I Don't even know what IOS is , but I was writing an email, a very complicated and long medical diagnostics , so was really peeved off when it disappeared , don't relish doing it all over again.......

    Hi again, iOS is simply the 'Operating System' that is on your iPad - simply go to 'Settings' > 'General' > 'About'; half way down look for 'Version', the current one is 7.1.1. Still not sure in which app you were typing your letter, e.g. as an Email, in Notes, in Pages, or in another application on your device? Dave

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    Lost letter as I was writing it

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    My version on is 7.0.4 IPad Retina , I Was using the normal Email Google .com account.
    Going into settings I saw that my Email address isn't on ICloud , thinking that my letter would be there somewhere ,so I did a ICloud one as well , but I am not sure if that helps in future if I am using a google account, I don't want to change my email address.
    Stjarna.

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    Lost letter as I was writing it
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    Ah, so now we've established that you weren't using Mail. Are you using a web browser to access Gmail by chance?

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    Lost letter as I was writing it

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    I thought I was using mail or google .com for my mail, I will have to ask someone here the difference between Mail and my google.com address, will let you know tomorrow, thanks.
    Stjarna.

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    Lost letter as I was writing it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stjarna View Post
    I thought I was using mail or google .com for my mail, I will have to ask someone here the difference between Mail and my google.com address, will let you know tomorrow, thanks.....
    Hello again - the iPad has its own mail app called surprisingly Mail w/ an icon similar to the one attached; you need to setup an account(s) in the app. But as now suspected, you were likely in a web browser, such as Safari, and entered your Google account (Gmail) w/i the browser - correct? If so, then as has been already suggested, you'll have to login to that account and see if there is a 'Drafts' folder where your letter may be? Dave

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    Lost letter as I was writing it
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    It could be that she IS using Mail, you can certainly add a Gmail account to Mail. One can also download and use the official Gmail app if one prefers, or as mentioned access it using Safari on the device.

    We'll have to wait and see which one it turned out it was, but in the meantime checking the drafts folder on Gmail but using a Mac or PC to log into her Gmail account might turn up the missing letter to, it's worth checking on!

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