raymac46 Posted October 12, 2016 Share Posted October 12, 2016 Are you folks ready for my latest Lillian update? Lillian has had an iPad for a few years and (God help me) I have supported her even though I don't have one myself. I always told her though if it's a major issue she has to contact Apple or the ISP - I won't spend a lot of time on something of limited value to anyone else. Anyway Lillian's iPad had (she says) developed some strange problems with connectivity and crashes. She contacted the ISP and they told her maybe a new tablet should be in her future. So she bought the absolutely top of the line iPad Pro - 12.9 inch screen. This is the technical equivalent of the Little Old Lady from Pasadena and her Shiny Red Super Stock Dodge. I spent a couple of hours setting it up for her. It really is a beautiful piece of kit. Got her online, email and browsers working, Facebook and all the Crappware she had previously downloaded installed. Today she called and said she had already totally borked the iPad. I was ready to tell her to take it back to Apple. Turns out she accepted an update which started iCloud - Apple's new backup and restore service. As part of the install it asked her for credit card info in case she actually wanted to BUY an app someday. Lillian freaked out because she isn't allowed to do any financial stuff online. So naturally the whole iPad went pear-shaped as far as she was concerned. I dismissed a couple of screens, the iPad started normally and within 20 seconds Lillian was happily playing Mindless Mountain Slots or whatever her favorite gambling game is. No money involved of course. I told her iCloud was OK - it has replaced iTunes as Apple's way to restore lost data. "But I didn't have it on my old iPad." "Yes but this isn't your old iPad." So now you know the rest of the Lillian story. For the moment. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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