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Sync....sank....sunk....
My iPhone has stopped talking to Twobor.

I don't know for how long.  While I was away, I got the nag screen:



(Well, two weeks, in my case. It's the idea that's the important thing.)  So I sat down yesterday to do it, also because I wanted to sync calendar entries, some of which I made on my phone while away.  I plugged it in to the usual USB port, heard the ding noises on both ends, and waited for the phone icon to show up in iTunes.

Never did.  I tried all the logical fixes:  switching ports; switching cords; checking phone, iTunes and Windows for any needed software updates; rebooting both; even mucking in Device Manager on the PC. Still nothing.

One last thing left to try: I brought the phone home on my lunch hour and plugged it into Groot.  Apple is very picky about what you can sync with what, and had I left it connected, it would've wiped all music and calendar entries from the phone, so I didn't let it go that far- but the iTunes on Groot at least recognised that there was a phone on the other end of the cord.

And so, safely back at the office, I set out to make a Genius Bar appointment.  Their support website appeared to be down, so I called the local store.  Best they could do was tomorrow afternoon.  To avoid a trip to the Galleria, I even took the final step of uninstalling the current iTunes on here and reinstalling it from the download of it I had to reacquire a month or so ago when I got Twobor.  Still not syncing.

I even had a scathingly brilliant idea.  Maybe they've improved syncing so you can do it wirelessly now instead of mucking about with USB cables? Of course you can. All you need to do is enable it. By adjusting sync settings. On the iPhone tab of iTunes. Which, until you've changed the setting, you can only change by connecting it by USB cable. Grumble grumble grumble.

We'll see how the real geniuses do tomorrow.


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