Tech Trouble – Advice Please?

Hi Everyone!  My iPhone 6 has been acting up lately.  Overheating, dropping calls, not receiving voicemails, blanking the screen to make a call so that I have to resort to asking Siri to call someone, etc.  I took it to the store in hopes of getting a solution, only to hear that I’ve almost reached memory capacity and because it’s more than 2 years old, it’s time for an upgrade.  So I’m having to look for a new phone which I find harder than buying a new car.  And that’s saying a lot!!

I’m thinking an iPhone XS is the solution, but before I take the plunge, I wanted to ask if anyone had one and if you like it.  While I’ve researched the new X series of phones, much of what is written is too advanced for my tech knowledge.  And frankly, the thought of having to upgrade and get used to a new phone with all the new technology feels daunting today.

If you have a moment and feel like it, I’d appreciate any help!  Thanks.

 

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10 Responses to Tech Trouble – Advice Please?

  1. I am Android phone user so I am not help in the advice part, but do have a couple thoughts about your phone if you want to keep it. a) does it have the latest software version? b) have you rid it of files and such that you do not need? c) have you tried factory resetting? [just trying to help you save a buck]

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  2. The V Pub says:

    I agree with the person above me. Off load some files (music and photos are fairly large files) to your PC. I have an Iphone 6, but miss my android. Why? Because on an android you can upgrade your memory simply by purchasing a mini sd card and add as much memory as you want.

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  3. Ijeoma says:

    I had a similar issue Janie. I backed up the phone to iTunes (and pictures to iPhoto (and then backed the computer up to an external hard drive), and then deleted all those files from my phone and was able to recover a lot of memory. Also note that when you delete pictures from your phone, they move into a separate folder on the phone called “Recently Deleted” and sit there for 30 days. to immediately free up your phone’s memory, you will need to go to that Recently Deleted folder and immediately delete those pictures so they don’t sit there for 30 days still taking up valuable memory space.

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  4. TJ Fox says:

    I’m not particularly an Apple fan for a number of reasons, so not much advice on that front. If you do have to get a new phone, seriously consider switching to an Android (I adore the Galaxy phones). They tend to be less proprietary and do a really good job of staying stable even if you are multiple versions of the phone out of date. From everything I’ve ever read, they are much less problematic overall than the iPhones. There will probably be a small learning curve to get familiar with a different style and design of the system than you are used to, but otherwise it would be a pretty easy switch. Just my donation for the day!

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    • janieleeds says:

      Thanks for your donation TJ! 🙂 I am still on the fence but when I went to the store again yesterday, they told me to wait until Thanksgiving if I can for the special sales. I will keep you all in the loop! 🙂

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