iPhone: Erase, Rinse, Repeat

I’ve previously mentioned my displeasure at Apple’s efforts with iOS 13, it really is the Windows Me of the iPhone world. I have the latest iPhone 11 Pro, so you think I’d be sitting pretty, however recent releases of iOS 13 have really been problematic for me with non-responsive apps, Safari not loading sites, and now App Store just not downloading updates, they begin the process and just spin, spin, and spin a whole lot more.

I gave up today and decided to backup the iPhone to iCloud and then completely erase the iPhone and settings to start anew. Drastic, I know, but my frustration has really started to reach unseen levels with this version of iOS. The whole app reinstall process was unbelievably slow, I ended up having to cancel Lightroom, restart the iPhone, re-enter my iCloud password despite having entered it within the past hour, and then the app would finally install.

Adobe Lightroom losses

I am so annoyed with Adobe Lightroom right now, none of my recent photos were backed up, in fact all photos from the past 4 years from this app appear to be lost. Thankfully I do still have my old iPhone and will be able to recover many photos, those some from my Bali trip lost. It’s stupid cloud backup method, separate to the phone’s iCloud backup appears to be at fault here. I may need to reconsider using this going forward and invest more time in using Halide instead.

It’s frustrating to suffer this setback, however I hope one step back and three steps forward with the other issues resolved? That said, as I experienced issues with trying to install Lightroom attempts to access Appstore via Settings did lock the settings app up, so am not willing to accept all is hunky dory just yet.

I read that Apple is adopting a new approach of using flags in apps development ad is used with google and Microsoft, this following members of the development team to flag their portion of the code as being excluded from compilation and increasing quality of the final compiled code, hopefully. This is sorely needed as the past few years quality really does seem to have dropped, just wish was sooner not later.

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