For the last 6 months or so I have been running on my iPad Air 2 the iOS beta’s. I have had no issues in this time, and the odd thing I have experienced has been minor. This weekend I updated to the latest version of the beta and for 48 hours had no issues. However Monday morning I picked up my iPad where it had been on standby, and found a major issue.
All the app icons had disappeared and the entire screen looked corrupted. I then noticed that my email accounts had gone and I had lost WIFI. Later that evening I set about trying to resolve this and struggled.
Things I tried included, resetting the iPad, wiping the iPad, doing a recover and restore. While they would initially recover the Ipad after 30 minutes it would degrade again.
I was getting frustrated and debating what to do next. I then found an article that showed me how to install an older firmware manually. This involved downloading an ipsw file, which is an Apple image file. Once this was done I had to go through the usual restore process via ITunes BUT rather than do a normal restore I had to hold shift when selecting the restore option. This allowed you to select the file. Afer around 30minutes this completed, iPad rebooted and my iPad looked good.
A day later the Ipad is working fine with no issues. One thing that I did do though was setup the iPad as a new install just in case there was any corruption in the iCloud backup. This is a bit of a pain, but it’s gov e me a chance to clear out the Ipad.
I’m starting again on an experiment to see if I can move completely digital with notes and to stop using paper. I don’t think I will completely remove paper d making notes in a book. Sometimes it’s not appropriate and also at times it feels slicker to just use a Pen and paper.
I had tried a couple of years ago to make the move but never really committed due to practicality and also gaps in technology. I had tried to use Evernote which I am a fan of but they had started to introduce barriers with features that were free but now charge for. Also this was a personal account and never felt right. However when my last job switched to office365 I started to use OneNote more but struggled with the switch,
However having started a new job a few weeks ago and agile and smart working being encouraged with hot desking it’s time to give it another go and with the ability to work remote it’s time to give it another go. I have access again to One note but armed with an IPad which also has a data sim, I’m able to freely capture notes digitally when its not easy to use my laptop. I have started to capture copies of my physical notes as well as scans. I need to give some thought to my note structure though as this is something I find different in OneNote compared to Evernote.
This site is a place for me to put my thoughts on life, techno and sport. There will be things that interest me and also make me laugh. I’m not expecting to update this a lot but my plan is it will help me improve my thought process and how I write these to help me better do this in my day job. Plus maybe somewhere to put a few things I want to have a go at making and creating.
Which is in IT and has been for the last 20 years. The first 10 of which were tech support and the last 10 have been management, project delivery and service management.