Is it just me?
I know that back in the day Apple’s motto was “It just works”… And - in reality, whilst a lot of the time it did, there would have been plenty of times that it just didn’t, too.
But - has it seriously gotten a lot worse?
I know I’ve posted on here a few times lately about things that should have been simple and that Apple have solutions to make it simple - and yet - it just doesn’t go that way.
This past few days I’ve been trying to migrate iPad A to iPad B, and then iPad C to iPad A. IE - There’s a new iPad, and we’re shuffling down the line.
Apple has an automated, wireless process to help migrate your data - settings, and apps - from 1 device to another without needing a computer… BUT, it easily seems to get stuck in a loop, going round and round without resolution, which is what’s been happening to me.
When I tried connecting the iPad/s to my Mac, it errored saying there was an incompatibility. No information about WHAT was wrong however… I assumed Mojave was too old, so didn’t continue. Later, I found out that yes - it will work on my computer… I have no idea what software was updated, but eventually was able to proceed, only to then fail to copy over a backup of 1 of the iPads to another one, because the iOS was too old on the iPad. This however made no sense… (as the iOS on the backed up device was older than where I was trying to put the data…)
Overall - just a very frustrating experience, with a lack of feedback from Apple to tell me WHY it can’t do the processes it’s trying to do.
I presume this is because Apple has long ago made the assumption that their consumers are idiots.