Tuesday Tidbits #93 There’s a Fine Line between Love and Hate with Technology!

What a week! Let me start with that it was a fun week with friends and family. (Seeing them was exactly what I needed!) We finally got some needed rain. But then I had a technology frenzy occur! More on that later.

Hello Friends and Welcome to Tuesday Tidbits! And Happy September!

Having a glass of wine with a friend and looking at this view was good for the soul.

Catching up with each other, laughing and reminiscing made us forget the troubling times around us. Do you see Lake Erie on the horizon? We were actually in New York close to the Pennsylvania border. We sat along a beautiful countryside with lovely vineyards all around.

A family gathering with my siblings was a delight!

The evening finished with a fire and my sister in laws homemade wine. Lots of laughs …and can I say she is making some fabulous wine! We had no problem forgetting about our troubling times. 😊

The autumn flowers are in abundance… thank goodness… as they bring such welcomed cheer!

Especially when my cell phone decided to go into a tail spin deep into the dark hole of space shortage. Aaaaaaaaa!! Nope… it wasn’t photos. All my photos are backed up in 3 different places. I also got rid of all those annoying attachments. Apps were offloaded. (a new way for me to keep an app that I don’t use all that often but not delete it.) So… what was the problem?

Well… let me tell you… do you see that light gray spot on the above bar graph? That’s called Other. “Other” can’t be easily deleted like photos and apps… it’s hidden caches etc. inside your phone. Even though this bar graph is from my iPad… my cell phone “Other” was close to 16 GB. Yuuuupppp… way more then photos, apps and system.

By Gosh… I was going to figure this out without heading to an Apple Store (I have no idea where there is one around here) or calling our sons! So I headed straight to Google. Lol!

I learned what “Other” was and how it’s pretty much not needed. It’s all your caches, settings preferences, and data etc. that I don’t even remember anymore so why should my phone? There are a multitude of You Tube videos about how to remove it. I found one that was easy to understand and I followed all the instructions! iCloud was my best friend… I did a iCloud Back Up of everything on my phone and then with a leap of faith… I hit factory reset! 😳😮

My leap of faith almost felt like I was close to the edge of throwing my phone away!

Then… it happened… “Other” shrunk to 3 GB and everything still remained on my phone. Yes, I had to reset a few things in settings… but my phone talked me through it.

Thank goodness for the the great You Tube video. I now have a phone that’s cooperating. And I can get back to taking photos!

❗️(… please do not follow my actual steps as there’s a few more. The You Tube Videos are extremely helpful!)❗️

And now that my phone was working and since my sister came to visit with my brothers. I can now share these beautiful dishes she gave me to add to our kitchen. Thank you sister-friend.

I love a clean kitchen and a table set for dinner. And how about that new hooked rug? Perfect for the kitchen and perfect for Fall!

Here’s to a new month… Please be good to us September.

49 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #93 There’s a Fine Line between Love and Hate with Technology!

    1. Yes… it was a good week. It was lovely seeing everyone. I’m also proud that my cell phone is up and running! Thank you for the visit. Glad all is well with you in Norway. Happy week to you!

    1. I did it! Pretty proud of little ole me!
      And the plates are perfect for this country kitchen.
      Thank you for stopping by Judy. I enjoy your visits.
      Stay well!

    1. I love them too and a great week! Can’t ask for anything better… well except a vaccine for Covid!
      Thank you always for the visits!
      Happy Tuesday my friend!😊

  1. Good morning, Nancy. How wonderful to see friends and family once again…a beautiful vista! I feel your pain, I am having tech issues that are way above my head. I love the hooked rug and those dishes are perfect.

    Happy September dear one!

  2. Good morning, Nance! I’m so happy that you got to spend time with your dear family! I’m sorry you had all that trouble with your phone. Technology can be so frustrating! I always love seeing your beautiful kitchen. That brick work is gorgeous, and I’m swooning over those pretty rooster plates. What a thoughtful gift! Happy September, sweet friend!

  3. I am a Samsung user and I am postponing getting a newer model. Not because I’m “frugal” but because I fear that when I get one I will have to relearn EVERYTHING in order to use it. That’s probably not true but I’m a creature of habit 😉

    1. I hear ya! This phone is only 3 years old…
      I just get a bit perturbed that they go obsolete or slow down considerably in a short amount of time.
      I think I should get another year out of this one.

    1. You are so lucky! iPhones do too… but this one is getting a wee bit old and is slowing down a bit. So we shall see how much more time I can get out of it.
      Thank you for the visit!

  4. I’m glad you got your phone fixed. I can imagine how frustrated you must first have beenm and then how anxious if the factory reset would really work without problems!

  5. Hi Nancy! I love the happy picture of you, this must have been after your phone fix. Hooray for you. That’s a great feeling. I hate it when technology wins and I feel the defeat of having to call in an expert. YouTube is priceless! Glad to hear you’re doing well. Beautiful pictures! Take good care ❤️

  6. Sounds like a wonderful time with family!! The phone thing would have frustrated me….glad you were able to work thru it and glad you shared it as I am now looking at my IPhone to see where it is in that saving stuff we don’t need clue!! Have a great week!!

  7. You just have to love technology and the plethora of self-help instructions we can find online – you look like you had a ‘eureka’ moment 🙂 🙂 Love your new plates. They look absolutely perfect for your kitchen.

  8. Perfect kitchen setting ..everything looks lovely…I am not sure where that graph is even located on my phone…may call for help,one day. Love you..so glad you are enjoying the dishes..xoxo

  9. Happy Sept 1st Nance! Grrr … those tech issues are always so stressfull. Glad you figured it out. I need to transfer a bunch of photos off my phone and clean it up and I’ll definitely be checking for “other”.

  10. I swear there is a You Tube video on just about everything! My son fixed our dryer one day using a You Tube video!! Technology is wonderful, but also challenging and frustrating…what scares me is how totally dependent on it we are now! But what a blessing it has been during Covid and isolation! So glad you got to hang with your family. I am impressed that you SIL makes wine, do they have a vineyard? Those plates are fabulous!!
    Jenna

    1. She makes fruit wines and not from grapes. They were quite delicious. It has become a fun hobby for her.

      Thank you for all the love! Happy week to you!

  11. I used to have an iPhone and switched to Android. It’s been more user friendly. I need a new one but I keep holding on hoping this one lasts forever. I hate switching phones! I’m glad you had such a wonderful time with your family! Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Thank you for visiting Michelle… and yes, we are so dependent on these phones! I blog from my phone and iPad so… I need it. Lol!
      Have a great weekend!

  12. Aren’t you clever to get your cell phone is up and running without the help of Apple. Your country kitchen is decorated so cutely with your rooster collection and the plates are a lovely addition.

  13. As our friend Diane says above, you are indeed brave. I’m hoping my son shows up here soon so that he can do a good clean-up. The photos are grand, as usual!

    1. Thank you Angela. You will not believe how well this phone is doing now! Brave or not… I had to do something. Thank you for your kind words my friend! Stay well!

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