Sep
04

iPhone = Fragile Ecosystem

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I love my iPhone, I really do, but it’s proving to be less than rock solid. In the couple months that I’ve had it, I’ve had to do a complete restore at least 4 or 5 times now. I’m not really doing anything hard core on the device, just normal everyday tasks and phone usage, yet I continue to send it crashing to the ground.

I think I’ve narrowed down my particular problems to Apps, and specifically to something in the installation process. I can almost guarantee a phone lock up of some sort during an OTA app install.

If I do ANYTHING else at all while an app is installing, game over. If I install two apps at the same time OTA style, game over. If a call comes in while installing an app, game over. I will point out that I do have around 50 apps installed on my device, but still have plenty of storage available.

Fortunately I’ve had a fairly recent backup all but one time, and have been able to resume life again after a 2-3 hour restore and backup process. However, I crash and burn at the most inopportune times, like just before a trip out of town for the day. I’ll continue to watch the processes and see if I can narrow down the issue, but hopefully Apple will solve this with an update before long. I’m getting leary of playing Wheel of Crash on the iPhone.





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