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How do I downgrade my iPhone 4 operating system back to IOS6? I cannot stand IOS 7. (Vanity)
NoKoolAidForMe | 03-29-14 | NoKoolAidForMe

Posted on 03/29/2014 7:07:15 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe

I just downloaded IOS 7 on my iPhone, and I cannot stand it. It is draining my battery. I cannot delete messages or voicemails easily. The calendar function is difficult to navigate. I just plain don't like it. I tried to restore a backup, but that only restores contacts and music, not the firmware.

Thanks.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: apple; ios6; ios7; iphone

1 posted on 03/29/2014 7:07:15 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe
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To: NoKoolAidforMe
Mash here
2 posted on 03/29/2014 7:09:16 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

We are living the easiest existence ever experienced by the human animal...and listen to us bitch.


3 posted on 03/29/2014 7:10:22 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

Dammit!! I had an app on my smartphone and now I can’t find it!!! Can you help?? It’s very very important.


4 posted on 03/29/2014 7:13:58 PM PDT by BipolarBob (maybe I should add an LOL on this so you don't think I'm serious.)
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To: gorush
We are living the easiest existence ever experienced by the human animal...and listen to us bitch.

Hehe ... first world problems ;-)

5 posted on 03/29/2014 7:14:08 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (It is no more than a dream remembered, a Civilization gone with the wind.)
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To: gorush

I can’t decide whether to have lobster or steak for dinner and it’s driving me nuts


6 posted on 03/29/2014 7:15:41 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

For reference:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3133757/posts


7 posted on 03/29/2014 7:17:08 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

I don’t have an iPhone, so I didn’t pay much attention, but Rush spent a long time last week or the week before explaining the go-around for the battery drain. It’s on his website with pictures.


8 posted on 03/29/2014 7:21:28 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe
I'm with ya. I HATE iOS 7. I've tried "downgrading" and it didn't work.

The main thing I hate about iOS 7 is its "Droid like" UI. I really liked the older iOS interface.

I've pretty much put down my iPad Mini and gone back to using my original iPad. Stuck at iOS 5.3, but it's jailbroken and does everything I want it to do.

I pretty much feel Apple screwed the pooch on iOS 7 (gee, like MS did with Windows 8) and my iPad mini is for all intents and purposes, "a brick."

My very large fingers are just too big for iOS 7. I just got too sick and tired of "pressing the wrong thing" and having to carry around a stylus.

Dammit Apple, if I had wanted a Droid I'd have bought one. Oh yeah I DO own a Droid. A Google Nexus 7. Even Google was smart enough to know that "underlined text links" suck and largely doesn't use them anymore. Apple? MEH.

Anyone in the market for an iPad Mini 64gb WiFi model contact me via Freepmail.

9 posted on 03/29/2014 7:24:28 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

I have no complaints, but damned if I can figure out how to transfer my play list on my laptop to my iphone.


10 posted on 03/29/2014 7:24:35 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

Just hit it with a hammer and free yourself.


11 posted on 03/29/2014 7:27:45 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: BipolarBob

“Dammit!! I had an app on my smartphone and now I can’t find it!!! Can you help?? It’s very very important.”

There is an app for that.


12 posted on 03/29/2014 7:30:27 PM PDT by Lurkina.n.Learnin
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

http://gigaom.com/2013/10/17/still-having-problems-with-ios-7-try-one-of-these-reset-options/


13 posted on 03/29/2014 7:33:08 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

Following to see if it’s possible, can’t stand the 7 either.


14 posted on 03/29/2014 7:39:30 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

You must be doing it wrong, I suggest that on Monday you call their spokes person, his name is Rush Limbaugh and he can tell you all you ever wanted to know and a boatload more about Apple products. Oh that is is if you can catch him between Tea and Book monologues.


15 posted on 03/29/2014 7:50:26 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

If it’s draining your battery, it’s probably because it turned Wifi or Bluetooth or GPS on without your knowing. Try checking them and turning them off if they are on.


16 posted on 03/29/2014 8:33:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.")
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

I read somewhere that you cannot revert.

Bummer, right?


17 posted on 03/29/2014 8:37:46 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

The best way is to buy a Samsung.


18 posted on 03/29/2014 8:45:50 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Tried that. It wasn’t it.


19 posted on 03/29/2014 8:47:24 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: South40

Why didn’t I think of Google?


20 posted on 03/29/2014 8:47:53 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: Conservative4Ever

Transfer your playlist with Google. Really easy. Every time you add a song one place it just drops into the playlist in the other.

What exactly are you having trouble with?


21 posted on 03/29/2014 8:48:42 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I run wifi , Bluetooth and GPS in turned on mode always. Never have a battery drain problem. What device are you using?


22 posted on 03/29/2014 8:50:24 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

I have iOS 6 on my iPhone 5 and have heard enough bad about iOS 7 that I refuse to upgrade. I hope you;re successful.


23 posted on 03/29/2014 9:44:45 PM PDT by South40 (Liberalism is a Disease)
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To: PGR88

“I can’t decide whether to have lobster or steak for dinner and it’s driving me nuts”

Why not both? Quite delicious, and should help with the sanity situation as well.


24 posted on 03/29/2014 9:52:58 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Vote Republican in 2012 and only be called racist one more time!)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

I have had a few calls at work (Help Desk) from people who recently upgraded only to lose their contacts amongst others complaints.

I agree that the flat look is not as good looking as the one with drop shadows. Apple should include both options.


25 posted on 03/29/2014 10:05:29 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Conservative4Ever

Use iTunes.


26 posted on 03/29/2014 10:37:57 PM PDT by Yehuda (Pres Obortion, Sen.McAnus, Hillary Abedin Clinton all kiss the *ss of the muslim brotherhood.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Thank you for your reply. The iPhone is connected to the laptop. It shows up with its own icon as an external drive ie f drive. It will not accept the mp3 file when I try to drag and drop into the f drive. I hope that explained it well enough.


27 posted on 03/29/2014 10:42:41 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (waiting for my Magic 8 ball to give me an answer)
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To: All

I solved all of my iPhone issues by migrating to an Android based phone.

Not only does the phone cost far less, it performs better and my no-contract carrier is saving me about $500 a year over ATT


28 posted on 03/30/2014 1:06:39 AM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Has any President in history sunk to such a level of self-flattery & validation-seeking?)
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To: Conservative4Ever; NoKoolAidforMe; usconservative; jughandle; South40; minnesota_bound; ...

All you iGadget complainers better settle down or the AppleBois will drag you off to iReeducation camp....


29 posted on 03/30/2014 1:21:41 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: gorush
You want to hear about frustrating...I was driving to a restaurant yesterday and I was hoping to use the next red light to text my friend that I was running a bit late.

But guess what, I didn't hit a single red light! Nothing but greens all the way to the restaurant. I never had time to send that text.

Ended up I got to the restaurant right on time but damn, was I pissed. You never get a red light when you really need one. I was so angry!

30 posted on 03/30/2014 4:33:01 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: NoKoolAidforMe
If the backup didn't do the trick...


31 posted on 03/30/2014 5:45:41 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Mad Dawgg

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32 posted on 03/30/2014 7:32:15 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Not going there.


33 posted on 03/30/2014 8:21:08 AM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

Told ya...


34 posted on 03/30/2014 9:05:48 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: SamAdams76

:{)


35 posted on 03/30/2014 10:22:08 AM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: PGR88
"Dimitri! Lobster and steak for everyone!"


36 posted on 03/30/2014 11:22:16 AM PDT by Bloody Sam Roberts (Truth sounds like hate...to those who hate truth.)
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To: Mad Dawgg
All you iGadget complainers better settle down or the AppleBois will drag you off to iReeducation camp....

Oh no! Not iRe-education camp!

That was seriously funny, thanks for the laugh.

37 posted on 03/30/2014 12:29:23 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: Pikachu_Dad

I tried. You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make them drink.


38 posted on 03/30/2014 12:50:38 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Conservative4Ever

Perhaps try converting the file using another program on your computer.

Take it from your phone to another program.
Open it in that program and then save it.
From there transfer it to where you want it to go.


39 posted on 03/30/2014 12:52:21 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

My friend drank. When the power connector stopped working after a year, he was told to buy a new phone.

Not going there.


40 posted on 03/30/2014 4:00:13 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad (Impeach Sen Quinn)
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To: Mastador1

haha is he STILL plugging SNapple tea?


41 posted on 04/26/2014 6:54:48 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

Just yesterday someone I know had a new Apple 5S and clicked on an audio file from their email. They tried stopping the audio player by hitting the pause button as that’s how you’re supposed to stop it and it wouldn’t stop. Basically it was frozen so my first instinct is to instruct them to remove the battery as that’s what I would do with my Galaxy S2, and then I remembered Apple STILL doesn’t offer removable batteries for their iPhones, and the sheep never learn.


42 posted on 04/26/2014 7:02:12 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway
haha is he STILL plugging SNapple tea?

Been a while since you listened? He hawks his own brand.

43 posted on 04/26/2014 10:30:15 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Blue Highway

After the ordeal I went through to try to get IOS 7 off of my phone, I would equate Apple’s new operating system with Obamacare. It sucks and people are now forced to deal with it. I have used Palm Pilots, Blackberrys and iPhones, and IOS 7 is without a doubt the worst operating system I have ever seen. It’s like people are sheep being led to slaughter with this company. They charge ridiculous prices and people line up to pay.


44 posted on 04/27/2014 4:48:26 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: NoKoolAidforMe; Swordmaker

Yeah tell me about it. Matter of fact why don’t you tell FR’s own resident Apple guru Swordmaker. In his eyes, Apple can do no wrong and anyone that criticizes Apple is operating under what he calls FUD.


45 posted on 04/27/2014 6:22:20 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway

What is “FUD”?


46 posted on 04/27/2014 11:15:22 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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