Technology ~ iOS10 X 3 & Watch OS 3, 09/13

I guess 2 out of 3 is not bad, unless you use an additional 3 hours installing iOS10 on 1 phone.

That is what happened to me.img_1988

The graphic on the right was my “friend” for nearly 2.5 hours Tuesday afternoon [from about 2:10 – 4:20 pm EDT].

Thanks to Terri Clevenger, AppleCare iOS & Mac Senior Advisor, and some luck, I recovered and went on to complete the installation.

I learned that others had this problem as well. Apple said:

The issue has been “quickly resolved” and impacted a small number of users during the first hour of availability. In the meantime, if you haven’t done so already, you should back up your iPhone before downloading iOS 10.

Well, I take issue with quickly. Although the journey to solution was made pleasant by Terri, it was a bumpy one. The Update/Restore option was not available in iTunes. After an hour or so, we uninstalled and reinstalled iTunes and selected Restore. That selection failed multiple times. I then lost telephone contact with Terri. Having done so, I selected the Update option [something different–the luck part]. Finally, “the Apple” and a progressing status line.

When it was all done, my apps and data seem all intact. My diligence in backing up was not needed. Terri called 6 times; but, for some reason, my VOIP was not working. I answered her 7th call with my newly recovered iPhone 6S Plus, now with iOS 10, as I was using it to install WatchOS 3. That installation was uneventful and smooth as butter, as it was with the iOS 10 installation on my IPhone 6 Plus. That install took about 50-minutes.

As I said to Terri, I learn little from perfect installations. I am battle ready. Bring on the next iOS10 challenge. Thank you, Terri!

Author: jalexartis

Avid cyclist, who loves photography, technology, blogging & cooking...

2 thoughts on “Technology ~ iOS10 X 3 & Watch OS 3, 09/13”

    1. Sync iPhone 6S Plus Apps using iTunes
    2. Backup iOS 9.3.5 on iPhone 6S Plus
    3. Update iPhone 6 Plus to iOS10.0.1 [about 50-minutes]
    4. Update iPhone 6S Plus to iOS10.0.1 [about 50 minutes]
    5. Update Apple Watch from Watch OS 2.2.2 to Watch OS 3, using iPhone 6S Plus

    Steps 3&4 are now parallel rather than serial. I changed because of an afternoon computer call. This saves me about an hour, So far all is well–smoother than other OS updates. The two phones are about 8 minutes apart is updating. Boy, did the smooth take a DRASTIC change as you see above.

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    1. I’ll complete these tasks later. I will sync and backup before my 7 Plus arrives–hopefully Friday.

      1. Sync iPhone 6 Plus Apps using iTunes
      2. Backup iOS 10.0.1 on iPhone 6S Plus–Done 2:05 am, 09/14
      3. Backup iOS 10.0.1 on iPhone 6 Plus [later after setting iTunes up for a different account].

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