Going back to iOS 6

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Adamsappel, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. Adamsappel macrumors regular

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    My iPhone 5 was updated to 7.06 but it has issues. I want iOS6 back but jow do I do this?
     
  2. Ann P macrumors 68020

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    You can't as they stopped signing iOS 6.

    What issues are you experiencing? You can try updating to 7.1 to see if things are smoother.
     
  3. Adamsappel, Mar 12, 2014
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    Wifi sync which is also not resolved by 7.1 as confirmed elsewhere on this forum. I need local sync because of third world infrastructure issues, which is true for the majority of global internet users. Services are unreliable and insanely expensive, also only available in major centra.

    My phone is right next to my computer. I am at the tip of Africa. Why do I have to pass through a server in California to let the two devices sync? What is wrong with tethering a cable or even Bluetooth? Where is the logic in this?

    A year ago, the undersea cable was ripped apart either by a trawler dragging its anchor or saboteurs off the coast of Egypt. That disrupted services across a continent that is three times the size of the USA. Yet especially American vendors cannot see how out of tune their reasoning is.

    A Nokia Asha, being a basic feature phone, can do what a mighty iPhone 5 from the most valuable company upon earth cannot.

    Apple does not understand how progress works. If something isn't broken, then don't fix it.
     
  4. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    ...you can still use a cable to sync??
     
  5. Adamsappel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Notes does not sync via cable any longer, sadly. And soon, all cable sync will be gone, according to dearest Apple.
     
  6. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    I'm 99% sure Apple never said they're getting rid of syncing with a cable.
     
  7. Adamsappel thread starter macrumors regular

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    I cannot vouch for it but seasoned Mac admins from various angles in the global community hold this opinion. Apparently Apple wants to force everybody through the cloud. It is to be expected, yet it is premature with at least a decade.
     
  8. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Cite? Apple has fever said that they will get rid of syncing via a cable - something I find hard to believe since they just invested a lot of resources in developing Lightning.

    That’s an opinion, not a factual statement. You even said “Apple” said it. So did they or didn’t they? And if they didn’t, then it should be pointed out that “seasoned mac admins” doesn’t mean anything. The only opinion that matters is Apple. They get to choose things.
     
  9. maflynn Moderator

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    I've never heard that, I think at apple isn't going to abandoned this aspect anytime soon. Its still the primary means to sync large amounts of data, like movies, tv and music.
     
  10. Adamsappel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Look. I am not here to argue and if you want to read it yourself, do an online search as that is what I now would have done. It is to be expected as the entire world is going to be forced to use it…….no conspiracy theories but, sadly, part of an ancient prophecy slowly coming true before our eyes.

    It would be premature as global interconnectivity is far behind the First World.

    (To save you the trouble, here is one example: http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=1225375)
     
  11. Adamsappel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Usb sync capability via sync-mac

    Have a look at http://www.sync-mac.com as it may seem to solve all issues in Expert and most fields in Free edition..
     
  12. Adamsappel thread starter macrumors regular

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    "Fury as OS X Mavericks users FORCED to sync contact books with iCloud"

    An interesting read indeed, where this is being confirmed. It comes at a shock to many people, as one can imagine.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/07/apple_mandates_icloud_contact_syncing/
     
  13. flottenheimer macrumors 65816

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    Local sync sounds vital to someone in your situation. And I wouldn't bet on Apple coming to the rescue. Have you considered switching to an OS/phone that supports what you need? Being stuck on iOS 6 sure doesn't sound like a solution that points very far into the future.
     
  14. Adamsappel thread starter macrumors regular

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    We just love Apple and would not want to leave its shores yet we do consider emigrating back to a place we fondly and jokingly refer to as "the hell of Gates". Hopefully nobody gets offended. We did have Windoze 8 and loved much of its features. It did not hog resources and the Metro GUI was buried under Classic Shell, so we have fond memories of Microsoft and their excellent service, enhanced by equally impressive service from Dell.

    We are new to Apple and bought an iPhone 5, 5S and MBP less than a year ago, or as recent as November 2013, yet already much of the sync-ability is gone.

    We sadly divorced from Nokia thus also Windows, because Lumia is not supported by Nokia Suite.

    The purpose of this post is to a) clarify how safe it is to use third part elements without the risk of Apple negating it and b) what third party solutions can still be found, be it free or paid apps.

    We bought Apple for local sync ability because broadband is not available to us, same as about the bulk of the global Internet population. iCloud services including sync functionality therefore is mostly impossible. Using iCloud sync where users are stuck with GPRS/Edge or, alternatively, insanely expensive data services, is a real nightmare. Then there is a problem with signal availability. 3.5G+ is only available in major centres on three continents and even then, it is not always reliable. Users should have the choice to decide whether to use local sync or the iCloud.

    For example, Africa has roughly 1 billion people and a 15,6% internet saturation. This number is growing at a whopping rate of 3,600%. Three thousand six hundred per cent. Most of these users are relatively poor and cannot afford dearly expensive 3G/4G/LTE. They make use of 2G mostly and even then they have to only use the Internet when it really is necessary, so as to keep it being affordable. Mobile phones are being used mostly for Mixit, Whatsapp, BBM and WeChat. Of course, we are all dreaming of fast LTE and cloud services that will be making our lives easier, yet it remains evasive. People do not understand the vast distance and areas involved, and I am posting a link here to put Africa, for example, to give you some perspective. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-together.html

    Now imagine the enormous cost of erecting infrastructure and then to recoup it from a user base. Africa, parts of Australasia, Oceania and South America all suffer from the same problems and it even is evident that some European users are being affected adversely.

    Apple, Nokia and Blackberry are losing market share very fast and especially Apple and Nokia are antagonising their loyal user base by not realising how these millions of people live and work. Samsung is taking Africa by storm and especially dual-SIM units sell as fast as it can be imported. Most users in developing nations need two or three mobile phones each to have signal from the various service providers, as that obviously is another variable to factor into the equation.

    In the past, Apple had removed iSync and it is impossible to install/run it under Mavs. Already iSync cannot even be installed since ML as Apple won't allow it. Same with LibreOffice which works much better than its daddy OpenOffice, yet we cannot install it. And herein lies the point: if Apple denies Sync-Mate in future, we're stuck. And it can be expected after reading the article below and similar ones.

    https://groups.google.com/forum/#!to...es/IdPiXSDTGgw

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11...ntact_syncing/

    http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtop...f=19&t=1225375

    Can Apple therefore also flag the remainder of 3rd party sync apps as "untrusted" and disallow use of those? Should we rather return to Windows for this functionality?

    A request: Comments welcome but please keep it to the point, constructive and let us find solutions together. Please do not even ask "why do you not want to use cloud services" as that would expose your lack of understanding of the global computing environment and that you have not read my post attentively.
     
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    Just FYI, the most recent betas of iTunes have re-introduced local calendar/contact syncing.

    So..yeah..
     
  17. Adamsappel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the advice.:)

    I am having endless trouble with Calendar sync via iCloud and it keeps telling me "Moving calendars to server account" :confused: and this goes on for forever and a week, not allowing me access to the Calendar app any more. I am frustrated beyond belief. :eek:

    Of course, I cannot get into Calendar at all, so I cannot edit account settings, because that message pops up as soon as Calendar starts. :mad:
     
  18. Adamsappel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks……..but I get moderated frequently. The truth apparently does not set free but bring about gagging and shackles. :rolleyes:
     
  19. braddick macrumors 68040

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    Your impersonation of my mother-in-law in uncanny.
     
  20. Adamsappel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Never make fun of a mother-in-law……as she can be no fun! :D
     
  21. Adamsappel thread starter macrumors regular

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    Beta......is not "betta" and, when several official release caused systems to fail, is it best advice to suggest the usr of software in experimental state?
     
  22. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    Not sure what you're saying..but, they're adding the ability to sync calendars and contacts again through iTunes, so they're not completely forcing everyone to iCloud.
     
  23. Giuly macrumors 68040

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    Are you sure that you aren't confusing WiFi Sync with iCloud backup?
     
  24. Adamsappel thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have been using notes functionality quite intensively on both Windows and several Linux distro's. I do hope that Notes sync also will return to iTunes.

    Using a beta release means using an unstable release still under development. One had to bevwilling to deal with possible quirks. This is what I have meant by "Beta is not better".
     

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