Posts Tagged ‘iOS OS X nonsense’

iOS/OS X Nonsense – Part 13 of 100


Today is Thursday, January 19. My iphone would not play any audio unless it was previously saved to the phone. Any streaming audio or video (youtube, apple music, etc) would have a nice glitchy static noise approximately every second and if there was video, it would not be in sync (also wouls not be N’SYNC, but that is not a bug).

So, now that Apple’s phone is the new Windows Computer, I rebooted it. 

When it powered back up, an iMessage my wife sent me on January 9th finally arrived. It appeared as the newest message even though the date and time were correctly listed.

iOS/OS X Nonsense – Part 11 of 100


Looks like the iOS 10 compass works as well as ever. 

iOS/OS X Nonsense – Part 10 of 100


iBooks now allows iCloud syncing that mostly works (more to come on this subject, I’m sure). Maybe. Or maybe I just haven’t used it enough to know how bad it is. Today I tried to download on of the iBooks synced via iCloud. It appeared to download but then when I clicked to open and read the book, I was shown this error message. 

I clicked “Settings” because I know this is wrong. I know I have enough available space for this 40-page books.

Or maybe this book is 20GB? (It is not.) Or maybe iPad requires 20GB of available space at all times? (Then “available” doesn’t mean what I think it means.) Or maybe it is yet another bug in iOS, like the one that forced me to reboot twice just to get iMessage working after updating to iOS 9.3.1 yesterday. 

iOS/OS X Nonsense – Part 14 of 100


There is oh so much wrong the the TV app in iOS 10. So much wrong with the way replaces an app it does not functionally replace. So many things wrong with the way it was rolled out. So many bugs. 

But let’s start at the beginning… like this onboarding screen. 

iOS/OS X Nonsense – Part 9 of 100


Pretty cool seeing this retro error message 10 minutes after starting the download. 


iOS/OS X Nonsense – Part 12 of 100


The ability to search in the iOS Settings app was added in iOS 9 over a year ago. The percentage of searchable items is still so low that I don’t bother using it. Some items are searchable, most aren’t. Some categories are searchable, some aren’t. Not even all top level items are searchable. 

Apple has a tendency to release thjngs before they are finished. They appear to be okay with never finishing many of those features. Maybe it is because there aren’t enough people using them? Possibly. Maybe they would be used by more people if they worked. 

iOS/OS X Nonsense – Part 8 of 100


So how does this even happen? I don’t understand how there can be a newer version of Photos or how there could be a library from a newer version. This library is an empty library created by Photos.

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Luckily, I refuse to use Photos. This only appeared because I plugged my phone in to charge and Photos still opens automatically when a “camera” is plugged in.

iOS/OS X Nonsense – Part 7 of 100


4:05 PM – My iPhone receives a phone call from a GA number. Rings twice and stops.

4:10 PM – I look up the number. It is a spam caller so I block the number and delete the call from my call log. 

5:15 PM – The 4:05 PM call notification appears on my lock screen again. I open the phone and see the “1” notification badge on the phone app. I open the app and see the call is in the call log again. “That’s weird,” I say. “What’s that?” my wife asks. “I blocked this number and deleted the call earlier today and now it is back,” I answer. Then I click the info button and see that the number is still blocked. I go back to the call log and point at the item. My wife and I see the item disappear. “Did you see that?” “Yes. Weird.”

8:00 PM (ish) – The 4:05 call notification shows up on my phones’ lock screen again. The call is in the log again. The number is still blocked. The call does not disappear from the log like last time. I delete it again. 

iOS/OS X Nonsense – Part 6 of 100


I’m sure there is a completely valid excuse for this sort of thing.

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And I’m sure I don’t care.

iOS/OS X Nonsense – Part 5 of 100


Decide you don’t want to use iMessage on your iPad because it is shared between several members of the family. 

Turn iMessage off.

Accidentally open later and realize all of your messages are still there for anyone to see. Awesome :/

I have blurred the messages and names below because showing all of the messages and senders but not allowing any access to them because you’re not logged in is the worst idea I’ve heard all week.