Saturday, August 6, 2011

iTunes: Backing up, Updating, and Restoring Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch software

Backing up Your Data

No, you really do not want to know how to do this, but you should bookmark the URL below for the inevitable day...

My iPhone4 telephone speaker died. The stereo jack and speakerphone still worked just fine... I delivered my injured phone to the Apple Store where the Genius Guy said, "I'm so sorry for your loss" then handed me a new phone. 
I knew what this meant.

  • It was all gone, all but the basics
  • It was going to take time (about 45 minutes) to restore
  • I would never know what I really lost - until I needed it

Application restore including basic configuration, no problem. Music... no problem. Cloud based application data, no problem. I think I lost a few photos, a few PDFs and some thing else. But I just can't quite put my finger on it.

I think the feeling is akin to losing your cat. Yes, you can always get another cat, but it will not be the same.

[Ouch] Two devices in a month

My Dell XPS420 decided to BSOD after one of the gazillion MSFT patches. I caught a glimpse of a message saying the NVidia Kernal was doing something bad... Booted, downloaded new driver, fixed, under 30 minutes. (PTL)


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