Thursday, July 2, 2015

new iPhone 6 Plus!

So my family each got an iPhone 6 Plus as part of an updated contract with Verizon. They're all the 128 GB model; my parents got theirs on Tuesday while mine arrived this afternoon. From my initial impressions, the iPhone 6 Plus is really nice. It seems to be faster than the iPhone 4s and has a noticeably longer battery life. The larger screen also makes it easier to use. The only downside about the iPhone 6 Plus is its somewhat bulky size, but that's probably something I'll get used to.

However, there are two annoying issues. The first is that I'm having an extremely hard time importing my custom ringtones. Although iTunes indicates that the files have been synced to the new phone, they simply won't show up. I've tried several different solutions and rebooted the phone multiple times, all to no avail. This went on for about two hours, after which I eventually gave up. I don't understand why Apple has to make what should be a simple task so complicated.

The other thing is that I lost two months of progress in Angry Birds Epic after syncing my files to the new phone. I used to play the game on the iPad 2 and iPhone 4s before switching to the Kindle Fire HDX due to iOS issues. The iOS version would frequently start lagging and eventually crash. I figured the app might work better on the iPhone 6 Plus, but when I copied the data over, the save file from the iPhone 4s somehow overwrote the current one on the Rovio servers. Shit happens.

While it's only a game, I'm a little pissed off about losing hours of work and tons of Lucky Coins. In any case, I've contacted Rovio customer support; let's hope this is something they'll be able to sort out. *fingers crossed*

July 3 update: Rovio managed to restore my Angry Birds Epic save file. Their customer support is pretty amazing. :-)

Currently playing: Angry Birds Epic


  1. Danny I am having the exact same issue that you are. I had really progressed far in my Angry Birds game, and the salesman at the mall assured me and my dad that any progress in the games I downloaded would transfer. Sad to say mine went back much further than yours. While on one hand I am happy it transferred, on the other I am really bummed that I lost my spot.

    Alison Henderson @ Expert Computer Repair Philadelphia

    1. Try contacting Rovio customer support. There's a good chance they'll be able to restore your save file.