As the iPhone Turns: Beginnings

Written By: JoJoisms - Sep• 14•13

As the iPhone Turns continues with this episode.

After all that work I did to find that the back up had already done its job on its own, my dh took over to activate my new iPhone for me.

Mr. Techie, who said using the phone was EASY, had a terrible time setting it up.  You apparently need a password for this and a password for that.  Here a password, there a password, every where a password…

I hope I remember them all!

Next we had to import the contacts, set up some apps and take away some icons.  Then I got a tutorial on how to make a phone call, take a picture and text–of which the next day I remembered NOTHING!

After that, we purple-ized it a bit.  I got to choose a purple background to put on the home page and put a purple rose on the other page that shows up when you start the iPhone.  I had a heck of a time figuring out when I should touch and when I should swipe.  And don’t get me started on how difficult it is to touch a small icon with my finger tips when I have long nails!

So after all that set up, we still didn’t have time that night to set up my Outlook or record my greeting.  Not to mention the fact that I still don’t have my personalized, monogrammed, purple case!

Stay tuned to this blog for more episodes of As the iPhone Turns!  And please leave an encouraging comment.  However, if you call my cell phone, don’t be surprised if I can’t figure out how to answer it!

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  1. Earleen Matthews says:

    I know the pain you are going through. My son recently bought me an iPhone and it is tough learning something so new. But, as I am learning more each day it is easier. I just got a text this week that I can go to a Verizon store for lessons. (free)
    You can practice with me, if you want. Just try to take a picture and send to me.


  2. Marie Anne says:

    Just think, when you get through all of this, you can make big bucks by publishing iPhone for Dummies.

  3. JoJoisms says:

    Thanks, Earleen. I’ve been practicing w/my dd. I learned to type on a manual typewriter. I am very fast, but you can’t type that way on an iPhone. I just don’t like it. I may not really use the text feature. Would like to use the camera though. Wonder how that works…

  4. JoJoisms says:

    Hey! Now THERE’S an idea!