So I kept trying all week to upgrade to the new iOS, but never had my phone plugged in long enough. Today I finally accomplished it, but I couldn’t figure out my apple id. So I went to the apple store, and the girl there helped me. But she was suggesting I get icloud, so I can synch constantly with the cloud (and give apple all my personal life), which I didn’t want to do. She said that if I didn’t, that’s ok, but the explanation about how it all works and how I would be able to synch my phone in the future with Outlook and everything didn’t make any sense (as in: Outlook isn’t connected to the internet, so how can it synch with anything as she suggested?). End result now is that I do have everything on my phone, but if I plug in to my computer, it will erase everything.
Fine, ok. But then I’m supposed to select “restore from backup” which will take around 3 hours (during which time I am supposed to sit at my computer and do things so that my computer doesn't fall asleep), and then all my data won’t go missing. Fine, ok. But when I plugged in, I got an error message that says “iTunes could not connect to the iPhone “sunshinecowgill’s iPhone” because the pairing record is missing.” So now I don’t know what to do.
NEVER UPGRADE. EVER. Ack!
I have pictures on my phone that I don’t want to lose, and I don’t really want to email them all separately, either. Everything else is on my computer. I explained that I never upgrade because it’s always been such a hassle, I always lose things, and she said, “That’s too bad – it’s supposed to make your life easier.” Well, it never does, and today is no exception. I was really confused, and really almost started to cry (I don’t even know why, I mean, I like the photos, but who cares?), because why does it have to be so difficult? I left feeling ok about it, that I would just go home and do the restore from backup thing and get back to my life. Well, after I got the error message, I panicked and signed up for the evil icloud. Now apple has my personal life AND IT STILL DIDN’T SYNCH. All it has is a tracking device on my phone and no appointments or contacts, no music, no nothing. It’s just creepy. Right now, it says I still need to set it up on the phone, so maybe there's hope about staying unmarried to apple. But I'm not that hopeful.