I'm tired of restoring my iPhone!

nouveau-apple

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Every time Apple comes out with an update, they say you have to back up your data, plug it into a computer with iTunes and restore it again.

I don't even have a computer to back it up to. But it's a bit excessive to do it 3 times in one week cause of their updates.

The most recent one has a bug that puts a notification badge on settings when there's no nothing to notify.

And I find things in iOS are now more broken than they were in iOS 7. Safari crashes, can't select text?

You have to just keep restoring. It's the answer for everything. Restore restore restore!

Can't we do it without having to be hooked up to a computer all the time?

... :'(

I can't do this any more
 

sonicrobby

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Why not do an OTA update? Also you do know that you dont HAVE to upgrade right away every time right? just wait until 8.1, 8.2, 8.x to upgrade.
 

nouveau-apple

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The OTA update is what's causing the issues

I'm disappointed that in 2014 they can't make a product smart enough to not have to be hooked up to a PC.

When I had my Mac I used to have to restore once a week

But that's not the only place where iOS fails
 

rui no onna

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Oct 25, 2013
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The iTunes restore usually isn't necessary. You can always do an OTA update. However, I highly suggest waiting at least a week before updating. That way, you can wait for user feedback and avoid buggy updates. :)
 

tekkt0r

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Every time Apple comes out with an update, they say you have to back up your data, plug it into a computer with iTunes and restore it again.

I don't even have a computer to back it up to. But it's a bit excessive to do it 3 times in one week cause of their updates.

The most recent one has a bug that puts a notification badge on settings when there's no nothing to notify.

And I find things in iOS are now more broken than they were in iOS 7. Safari crashes, can't select text?

You have to just keep restoring. It's the answer for everything. Restore restore restore!

Can't we do it without having to be hooked up to a computer all the time?

... :'(

I can't do this any more
i agree. after 13 years, iTunes and restoring anything is still jacked up. I did an iCloud restore and then synced my phone (6+) to iTunes. For whatever freaking reason, it only copied every other song from all my albums. WTF?

iTunes is still Apple's worst product.
 

T5BRICK

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The OTA update is what's causing the issues

I'm disappointed that in 2014 they can't make a product smart enough to not have to be hooked up to a PC.
Sounds like an isolated case. There are many, many others who are able to use OTA updates without any issue. No PC required.

When I had my Mac I used to have to restore once a week

But that's not the only place where iOS fails
That just isn't normal. Something else is going on. I've had to restore my iPhone 5s several times but each situation was my own fault(jailbreaking, beta versions of iOS). I did have issues with battery life on early versions of iOS 6 on my iPhone 4s, so I'm not saying that there haven't been problems.
 

nouveau-apple

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1) do an over the air update.
2) iCloud backs up with out a computer.

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What issues does it cause?
Weird stuff. Once every time I would pull down to spotlight, the phone would go into grayscale.

And of course the annoying notification badge on settings that won't go away.

This is 8.0.2

Trouble selecting text and using speech selection.

And also in iOS 8 you're supposed to be able to use notification center to see other apps.

I have personal capital app and it's supposed to show my recent purchases but it actually doesn't.

It keeps saying "tap to activate"

That's why I don't use that feature
 

nouveau-apple

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Maybe you should try a android and leave us alone
That's a good idea I just found out the other day that iOS still isn't advanced enough to attach anything in an email except photos and maybe video but that's it.

How are you supposed to use the iPhone as a productivity tool when you can't even say, send your pdf resume, i9's and other files over email?

No uploading anything but pictures and videos in Safari either.

I know there's apps to get around it but still. Many of the apps are old too.
 

Newtons Apple

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I have always done my updates OTA, never had a problem. If I am at the office or house it defaults to my WiFi and it only takes minutes to complete. I back up once a week to iTunes and the 6 backs up nightly to the cloud.

All works pretty well if you ask me.
 

mintakax

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Dec 19, 2013
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i agree. after 13 years, iTunes and restoring anything is still jacked up. I did an iCloud restore and then synced my phone (6+) to iTunes. For whatever freaking reason, it only copied every other song from all my albums. WTF?

iTunes is still Apple's worst product.
Agree completely. Although better than it used to be, Itunes is a bloated, confusing piece of software. Apples worst for sure !
 

The Doctor11

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Weird stuff. Once every time I would pull down to spotlight, the phone would go into grayscale.

And of course the annoying notification badge on settings that won't go away.

This is 8.0.2

Trouble selecting text and using speech selection.

And also in iOS 8 you're supposed to be able to use notification center to see other apps.

I have personal capital app and it's supposed to show my recent purchases but it actually doesn't.

It keeps saying "tap to activate"

That's why I don't use that feature
It's a bug in the software. That happens either way.
 

nouveau-apple

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I've just about had it with the iPhone though. There is a lot better out there

•Safari crashes constantly I was trying to fill out a bank application and iOS just cannot handle it I think it's a problem with the predictive keyboard

And many other things
 

JayLenochiniMac

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Nov 7, 2007
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Every time Apple comes out with an update, they say you have to back up your data, plug it into a computer with iTunes and restore it again.

I don't even have a computer to back it up to. But it's a bit excessive to do it 3 times in one week cause of their updates.
We had to do this before OTA updates became available and even so, you're not obligated to freeze in your path and update right away.

You're just spoiled.
 

aristobrat

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Oct 14, 2005
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I've just about had it with the iPhone though.
You've made that clear in just about every post that you've made.

If upgrading iOS is a hassle to you, and iOS doesn't offer all of the features that you need, then seriously, the only logical choice is to find another mobile operating system that meets you needs.

It's not like Apple's going to come here, read your thread, and suddenly make it so Safari can upload XLS files.

I'm sorry that you're frustrated, but honestly, with the case that you've made in this thread, you've made it abundantly clear that iOS is NOT the OS that meets your needs.

That puts the ball in your court. Find an OS that does meet your needs, and move to it.
 

HenryDJP

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HAHA, that's cute. I never restore, just keep updating.
Me 2. I've never had to restore or use iTunes, although I do use iTunes as a local backup and have iCloud as redundant storage but the OTA's work perfectly on my iPad and my new iPhone 6Plus.

On a different note I'm seeing quite a long pattern of negative posts and thread starters with registration dates of September 2014. Hmmm.
 

nouveau-apple

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Apple is constantly implementing features and products that are hokey and broken. So this isn't new. I don't know if it's a rush every year to keep bringing new products to market but it's obviously not working for them. And then every time something goes wrong with an update that they pushed they say, oh, just restore it. But that's not a fix. It just leads to this never ending cycle of restoring it to factory settings.

But no they need to send all the iPhone's back to the actual factory and start over.

And I've been a lurker on this forum for years. Btw I couldn't complete it I'll have to call support and sign up that way.

I will be leaving iOS soon. I used to like it but it's just not what it used to be.
 

HenryDJP

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It's not like the changes can't be made. But Apple is constantly implementing features and products that are hokey and broken. So this isn't new. I don't know if it's a rush every year to keep bringing new products to market but it's obviously not working for them.

And I've been a lurker on this forum for years. Btw I couldn't complete it I'll have to call support and sign up that way.

I will be leaving iOS soon. I used to like it but it's just not what it used to be.
You seem to be the only one with this much problem. I wonder why???
 

jkeekij

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Oct 17, 2011
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...When I had my Mac I used to have to restore once a week
What on earth for???

I can attach PDF's, Excel files, word files, etc. and email them all day long from my iPhone. I'm not too sure why you're not able to.

Obviously the Apple brand is not for you, and you may be better served moving on.
 

pish6969

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Sep 10, 2014
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Not according to news. Restore to factory settings. Restore to factory setting. Restore to factory settings.
I've never restored anything by hooking up to computer. Everything saves to icoud. All updates I do OTA. what's the issue?

Only time I ever plug into computer is to resync if I add new songs to Itunes, but never to restore.
 
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