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OMG I HATE iTunes SO MUCH.
The latest drama: trying to unlock my phone from Optus. Apple in their infinite wisdom dictated that the only way to unlock your phone from your provider is to do a backup and then a restore of the phone. How retarded is that on every level? The last time I tried to do it it wiped an app off my phone and I lost all my UK 2010 GPS tracks. I was devastated.
Tonight I was having another go at it on my new phone. I dutifully backed up the phone, then hit the restore button. Except I got an error:
"iTunes could not restore the iPhone "Kazza the Blank One" because not enough free space is available on the iPhone".
Except there was over a gig free.
So I *BATTLED* clearing things off it. Photos are easy enough through Windows Explorer, but podcasts, music and audiobooks play hard to get, and it's not intuitive how to do it. Had to fight and fight with it to remove the files.
Got to nearly 3.5 Gb free. But do you think the phone will restore? NO! I renamed the backup file directory and did a whole new backup. Both directories were only 6Gb in size. Still it wouldn't restore.
So now I'm going on yet another trip where my phone won't onlock and I'll be forced to use Global Roaming if I want to use my phone at all.
Apple, you SUCK!!!!
Edit. I deleted another couple of gigs of photos to get it to more than 6Gb free, which was the size of the backup directory. Now it seems to be restoring..... Let's see if Apple screws me over in some other way next ...
Yesterday morning I drove to Sydney.
But first I had to fight with iTunes. One of the crappiest pieces of software ever. Rivalling our proxies and IDS software. At least our proxies have a nice, friendly, easy to use interface. iTunes: forget it. I need to Google how to do anything in it. Nothing is intuitive.
Stu had the Harry Potter books as audio books, and I wanted to listen to one on the drive. So he gave me the files. Firstly I had to figure out how to get them into iTunes (that wasn't easy but managed it eventually after Stu figured out that you need to be in a very specific spot before File, Import will actually *do* anything). Then I had to get the file onto my phone. After finally finding the audio books section (there's a sub-tab under the Books section) and making sure it was ticked for syncing, I tried to sync it. But even though I could see it transfer the file and it all looked like it was working, it simply wouldn't show up in the audio books section of the phone. It's simply not there. Even after a reboot of the phone. One suggestion I found online was to put it into a playlist so I did this, and could finally see the book in the playlist (but still not in audiobooks). I fricken *HATE* iTunes and Apple. Get your act together guys!!
Book loaded, off I headed to Sydney to visit the parents before Dad's operation tomorrow.
A couple of interesting things on the trip: got random breath tested on the Federal Highway, just a count to ten one, and there was a great big rock hanging off the Hanging Rock Road sign :)
We had some lunch, and talked, and Peter H came over and we watched a slide show of the parents' last trip to NT/WA and had roast pork for dinner and then I headed home again. Very long day. Dad is not doing so well. We'll know more after tomorrow ..
"Updating to iOS 6.0 will delete all the apps and media, including iTunes Store purchases on your iPhone. To preserve your content, apply this update on the computer where you sync apps, music, videos and photos. Updating on this computer will only preserve contacts, calendars, text messages and other settings. Please do not interrupt the update, which may take an hour or more to complete."