At last I have upgraded my Ipad 3 from iOS 6 to iOS 8. I had procrastinated about it for quite some time but finally decided to make the jump.
Actually, to be completely honest with you I did it because one day I turned on the iPad and got a weird image on the screen. It looked like a power connector that was supposed to charge the iPad and the word “iTunes was above it. I tried turning the iPad on and off multiple times to no avail.
I was like…”say it isn’t so!!
Doing some research on the matter, I came to find out that I would need to restore the iPad with iTunes. Fortunately for me I had already backed it up on my old beat up bestie of a laptop the Fujitsu Lifebook 4215, That proved to be a rather Capital Idea becuase I was going to need iTunes with an internet connection in order for my baby to come back.
I was wrong, and I just can’t be without you!!
So, after a few days, I went to the library and started the restoration process. One of the reasons that I had procrastinated about upgrading to a new version of iOS in the first place is that I already had games that I had played for a very long time on it. I also was concerned about the many pictures and videos that I had accumulated over time and I really didn’t want to start over.
That would be a real bummer!!!
Goodness, it did take forever and a half to do the restoration process over wifi and the whole time i was anxious that some error message would show up on the screen, strategically once I got to 90% finished.
Considering that this had taken roughly two hours I would have shouted a rather loud D’oh! ala Homer Simpson style.
Gratefully the test of my endurance came to an end and finally I had a device updated to the latest version of iOS.
Unfortunately, nobody’s perfect so I came across some problems that I will likely rant about later.