Man, I hated to Push That Button…But I Did it Anyway!
There are some buttons you just don’t want to push. And once you do there is no going back. The fear of what might result is staggering. But you know you have to take the plunge and jump through the hoop or else…
Such was the case with my Droid.
We’ve been good friends for some time, but recently things have not been so good.
Apps closing on their own or not working at all, periodically being unable to make calls or disconnect calls, multiple taps on numbers or icons with nothing happening, and just general freezing up on occasion, among other quirks.
Rather virus-like. Been there done that on my laptop!
The gradual increase in grumbling and 4-letter words was indicative of mounting frustration that, after much procrastinating and my own feeble attempts to fix, finally resulted in a visit to the Verizon Store (“no I don’t recall the system password, I never use it”)and then a call to tech support – yuck, I always hate doing that but ya do what ya gotta do.
Well, it was actually OK. But…
The fix? I needed to do a factory data reset (“erases all data on phone”) after making sure (hopefully) everything was backed up. Hitting that button left me a bit breathless and weak in the knees, knowing what all was in this phone after almost 2 years. And wondering what would I find after the fact.
It’s been OK. Reinstalling apps is not a big deal…there weren’t all that many, and some I won’t bother with since I found I never use them.
Some contact information is goofed up but almost 4000 contacts appear to be intact. Hopefully I will discover that is really true.
My Droid seems to back to normal, and my swearing, at least at the phone, has subsided.
It’s not an experience I wish to repeat soon. Technology is wonderful, but sometimes it drives you nuts, and makes you yearn for the simpler life. Buttonless.