For the past few weeks I have been having problems with my iphone (mind you, the very same one I bought just 3 months ago – which just confirms what my husband is always telling me- that i am , among other things, a TECHNOLOGY KILLER).
The screen would freeze every so often and became ever more annoying as the freezing became more persistent.
So I finally called Apple Support to see what – if anything – I could do about said freezing problem.
After almost 20 minutes on hold, they informed me that i would have to restore my device by first backing it up to itunes. (Something i haven’t done in – well, EVER– ) so, being the Tech Dingy that i am, I had them stay on the phone with me to walk me though step by step exactly how to do that.
Yes, like a 3 year old. Only, a 3 year old these days knows how to use an iPhone better than I do.
Once I backed everything up – correctly- just as they outlined – I reinstated the phone and apparently emptied out every single remnant of anything pertaining to ME and MY LIFE ever existed on it. One minute I was verifying my location with my GPS and uploading proof of my existence with pictures to FB and the next minute Siri had No CLUE who I was. I felt so …………..DUMPED.
So when i tried to restore the backup BACK onto the phone- I got MORE than i expected.
The cloud, or – as i refer to it as : “The POWERS THAT BE ” – had reimposed EVERY SINGLE contact I have EVER had – EVER…….Clients from 1998, friends from 2002 (who have yet to make my Facebook page) plumbers and contractors from 2003, Nannies and Baby-Sitters from 2005.
Everyone EXCEPT my CURRENT contacts (like the new pest control guy who is due for a call or my favorite Sushi take out place whose name I can’t pronounce, let alone SPELL ).
But what really made me think about this entire ordeal was the APPRECIATION for my PAST that I got when I perused through the list of names. It was more like going down MEMORY LANE – and the thoughts and feelings I had when I saw a name of someone I hadn’t spoken to in years. (Some, admittedly, were negative but for the most part, warm and fuzzy.)
Then I felt OLD. Really Really OLD.
Life FLIES by. Enjoy every detail of it – or – at the very least, as much as you can STORE in your iphone.
Tomorrow we commence our 30 Day Challenge! Enjoy your TRICK or TREATING today- because tomorrow ALL Bets are ON!