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clean installing os x and ios on all my idevices… need to know a few things...

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Dec 10, 2012 9:52 AM

owing to the crap that ios 6 is, draining my iphones 4's battery life to 0% twice everday, while having used the phone for barely 30 minutes on each charge and inspite of the fact that it is a newly replaced phone, i decided to clean install ios on both my iphone 4 and my ipad 2.

 

also, since i got an ssd, which is smaller in size than my internal hdd, i can use time machine to restore so am gonna clean insall os x there.

 

i wanted to know anything i needed to know so as to see to it that i dont loose my data and also i dont end up restoring any corrupt file on my os x or ios resulting in battery drain or simply a bad installition.

 

i'm on a painfully slow 1 mbps connection which gives me a download speed of 128 kBps (= 1mbps). so u can imagine having to go through it again!!!!

 

at the top of my head i want to know how to restore...

  • notes
  • bookmarks
  • reminders
  • calendars
  • contacts

 

i am going to erase all of the above form the icloud to be sure i'm not syncing back in any bad file. i have heard  that it is some bookmark that is cauing ios 6 to drain iphone 4's battery.

 

i am gonna push doing this task until next weekend. in the mainwhile if i can find some solution to avoid clean install ios 6, it would be great.

 

i have already clean installed os x like a dozen times since downloading lion and now mountain lion! back in the days before leopard, my single installation of leopard was carried foward to snow leopard and to 3 different macbooks without a glitch.

 

i guess the days of reliable apple software are coming to an end! the immense hurry to pursue ever increasing sales figuers by realasing new and new stuff without fixing what is already there is leaving fanboys like me to rethink if apple is going to be the same.

 

its been more than a year since i was not able to maintain a 'flow' in my computing and digital life, thanks to the state ios and os x have got into! not cool...

 

any help and insight is truely appreciated...

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 13 inch, 2.4 Ghz, Mid 2010
  • CT Level 6 Level 6 (14,955 points)

    Thanks for the updates!  Hope you get that spellchecker fixed!

     

    All the best!

  • gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,075 points)

    AceNeerav wrote:

     

    i have already clean installed os x like a dozen times since downloading lion and now mountain lion! back in the days before leopard, my single installation of leopard was carried foward to snow leopard and to 3 different macbooks without a glitch.

    Hi, having done this as many times as you purport, I would suspect a hardware problem. Especially RAM.

  • Eric Root Level 6 Level 6 (13,790 points)

    If you want to run a hardware test based on gumsie's input:

     

    Apple Hardware Test: http://support.apple.com/kb/PH11342

  • gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,075 points)

    AceNeerav wrote:

     

    Gumsie and Eric, thanks for your reply. I have got my hardware tested several times at the apple service center. each time it has been some issue with Lion or mountain lion.

     

    Ok, well I can't argue with that. I'm just looking at it from the point of view of lowest common denominator. (I know the OS is also common but I'm talking multiple copies being corrupt can't surely be the issue?).

     

     

     

    so i wanted to know if a clean install of iOS would solve the iOS 6, iphone 4 battery drain issue FOR CERTAIN?

     

    I'd be surprised if it casued more problems. Give it a shot, you haven't got much to lose other than time. As always, back up first.

  • gumsie Level 4 Level 4 (2,075 points)

    Not sure about that, I have some bookmarks and no problems here. Maybe the sites they bookmark to try to update in the background or something?

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