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iPad (1) may have a reprieve longer than my headache

October 31, 2013 - Paul Giannamore
Found an alternative to the complete scuttling of the iPad (1) that I hadn’t used yet: The complete factory reset option.

I used to worry about losing “stuff” by doing that, but I realized I had no “stuff” on there anymore other than apps and a lot of 1973 Dodge Charger pictures downloaded before the last episode of “Burn Notice.” The feeling is gone, the show is over, the iPad is crashing too much, so bye bye old Dodges.

The reset was painless. And unlike the backup and restore as an already registered iPad option that I used a month or so ago, it started totally fresh. Nothing was in there. Nothing was downloaded. And when I installed apps, it blissfully asked if, because I’m driving a functionally obsolete iPad (1) now, if I would prefer using older versions of my apps.

So, I’m back to reading the AP wire, a version of Chrome that doesn’t seem to crash, and maybe Facebook and Twitter in a more stable configuration.

I don’t know. I’ll have to test today. Because when I finished the retune and app download, I realized the little headache I had earlier in the day Wednesday had turned into a full-on, your sinuses need to be drilled and bled, I wish I could blow my eyeballs out of my head headache. It was not the iPad that did it. It is the darned weather. Get cold or get warm, but please, stop the up-and-down stuff. My head cannot take many more bad sinus days this fall.

So, I’m taking back at least half the hateful left-behind-by-Apple thoughts I had. I wasn’t left behind, but I was too unaware to realize I could rebuild right where I am.

Now it’s up to the device. Will it crash while trying to write a Facebook post? Will it crash while longing after F-150s on eBay?

Will it live until Christmas and into 2014 or will it be traded in and turned into a nice, shiny Android pad of some sort?

Stay tuned. I'll know as soon as I try to use it today.

If this headache goes away.


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