The Boston Diaries

The ongoing saga of a programmer who doesn't live in Boston, nor does he even like Boston, but yet named his weblog/journal “The Boston Diaries.”

Go figure.

Sunday, July 01, 2018

Replacing the battery on my iPhone should not require rebooting my Mac

It wasn't as bad as that time 2½ years ago (no, really! you have no idea how bad it was back then) but it still left a bad taste in my mouth. The battery on my iPhone wasn't lasting as long as it used to. I would be lucky get to a day's charge out of it, and I don't really use it all that much (using Shazam was a death sentance for my iPhone—I'd usually get one use out of it before the screen would go dark).

On Thursday, Bunny and I stop by the Apple Store only to find out that a battery replacement would require an appointment, and the first one was for Saturday. Okay, Saturday it is.

At the appointed time on Saturday, we arrive at the store. I will say we didn't have to wait all that long, but on the down side, I would have to leave the phone overnight for the replacement.

Okay, picking it up on Sunday it is.

Today, I got the phone back. It works. I was able to check multiple songs with Shazam with no discernible battery drain, so things are looking up. Until I decide to pull some pictures off the phone.

Usually, I just plug in the phone to the Mac-mini I have, run the Photos app and import them. Only this time I coudn't. What should have been a minute operation turned out to be a grueling half hour torture test trying to find out what happened to the “import function” of Photos. I was able to finally resolve the issue by rebooting the Mac-mini!

Seriously, Apple? You're better than Microsoft! This shouldn't require a reboot! Come on!

I swear, they really need to bring back Steve Jobs.

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