Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Never Upgrade


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.


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.


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