I have three or four different topics that I’ve created drafts for and I’ve been sitting in front of the computer for 5 hours today and still this post is late.
I’m typically a punctual person. Very timely, this one.
But something happened and I couldn’t fix it. I couldn’t stop it. I had to accept it and move on.
I had to reset my phone to factory settings
A couple weeks back I was trying to update an app on my phone when I got a little pop-up notification that I didn’t have enough space on my phone for the update.
I made an almost audible guffaw because I had just recently deleted about 400 pictures and 20 videos and a few applications I was no longer using.
So being the iPhone connoisseur that I am (sarcasm) I followed the directions on the screen to get to my usage where I could see what was hogging all my space.
The applications and programs are listed in order of how much memory they are using…so it’s actually quite easy to figure this out.
4.2GB?! I don’t even know what a GB is, but I assume it stands for “gravy boat” and my messages are hogging 4.2 gravy boats! That’s a lot of gravy boats!
“That’s not bad. That’s an easy fix!” I say to myself. “I’ll just go and delete all my text messages. I don’t need to keep them anymore!“
This proved to not be so easy, in fact. When I deleted a conversation, the rest of them would freeze in place and when I would click on it to open it, I could only see the most recent text in the conversation. The only way to fix this was to restart the phone and then…surprise…the recently deleted conversation was magically back on my phone.
I tried a hard reset (press and hold top flat ovally looking button and round with square button until apple appears on screen) but that didn’t fix anything.
Luckily I had backed up my phone this morning on my computer and made sure all my pictures were safely on the rarely-working-laptop. Actually, remind me to put everything on my external hard drive…
So I erased it.
The whole thing.
To factory settings.
Eventually the iCloud kicked in (what does this even mean? I picture a cloud that is raining applications and texts) and my contacts were all populated again.
But I don’t have pictures.
Or any texts from anyone.
Or any of my applications.
And it’s kind of fucking fantastic.
I feel so off the grid…
…you know, for someone
who is entirely ON the grid.
And now, not one of my applications is taking up any gravy boats. I have a few things that take up some kinky boots (KB) and one thing taking up 1.6 mexican beetles (MB.)
And that’s why I didn’t post something intuitive today.
That and I’m lazy, my brain is off and I want to go curl up in bed due to my insulin reaction to last nights noodles that I knew better than to eat…
Have you ever had to start from scratch with your
lifeline phone? What was the hardest part? What application takes up the most gravy boats on your phone?