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    Home Forums AskWoody support Non-Windows operating systems iOS add widget bug

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      • #2305458 Reply
        DriftyDonN
        AskWoody Plus

        from Reddit,
        I was moving my widgets around and most of my app folders exploded. I now have 15 pages of apps. Has anybody else experienced this?
        several other folks also complaining- anyone else seen this issue?

      • #2305483 Reply
        Kirsty
        Da Boss

        @driftydonn – you have created a topic without any context. It appeared to be a question, asking for our assistance. However, I discover it is an unlinked Reddit repost, from 11 days ago.

        What was your purpose in posting it? Topics need to have sufficient context to be appropriate for posting here 🙂

        I was going to ask what iOS you were using, but having found the source, I’ll save my breath (and hopefully save others’ too).

        • #2305574 Reply
          DriftyDonN
          AskWoody Plus

          I humbly beg your forgiveness. I neglected to include my OS-IOS 14.01 and Iphone 11 as harware(not that the phone matters, only the OS. I updated win10 w/ last tuesdays patch quite unintentially and the setting for my trackpad was set to on when mouse connected. I discovered this late this afternoon and possibly submitted this accidentally w/ a palm click or whatever it’s called.

          BTW, the purpose of the post is found in the question”Has anybody else experienced this?”

          It was my poor skills that caused this.

          Please forgive my transgression. and thank you for your understanding.

           

          • This reply was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by DriftyDonN.
          • #2305579 Reply
            Kirsty
            Da Boss

            the purpose of the post is found in the question”Has anybody else experienced this?”

            Would this be a general enquiry, or because you have the problem yourself?

            • #2305582 Reply
              DriftyDonN
              AskWoody Plus

              I haven’t added any widgets so it is more in line w/ a general inquiry. I made the mistake of trusting Apple’s rep as quality software only to find I have to update nearly as often as win10 ( I think you posted somewhere folks shouldn’t be too eager to install new updates until it’s been shown as reliable) Well I saw that AFTER I updated (my fault) so have been skittish with regard to adding anything new since this last update. I will mark this as resolved and research on my own so as to not waste anyone’s time.

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              • #2305583 Reply
                Kirsty
                Da Boss

                It’s not a waste of people’s time to get feedback as a precaution, in the circumstances you describe – now that we have the groundwork laid out 🙂

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      • #2305584 Reply
        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        I made the mistake of trusting Apple’s rep as quality software only to find I have to update nearly as often as win10

        Apple releases a new major update version of iOS *once* a year, unlike Win 10’s twice-a-year ‘Feature’ updates and monthly (Patch Tuesday) ‘quality’ updates schedule.

        It’s usual for iOS to receive additional ‘incremental point’ security updates and bugfixes in the days/weeks/months immediately following each annual major update release.

        So – as iOS 14 has recently been released – it may *seem* like ‘nearly as often’, but it isn’t… and will soon die down until the next major version update in Fall/Autumn of 2021.

        (Plus, of course, with iOS you get a choice of whether to install updates… by just doing nothing. 🙂 )

        I will… research on my own so as to not waste anyone’s time.

        You’re not wasting anyone’s time. IMO “Has anyone else experienced this?” is a very valid query and one that I often use here… so keep them coming. 🙂

        Hope this helps…

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        • #2305586 Reply
          DriftyDonN
          AskWoody Plus

          That is pretty much what I have discovered. I purchased an 1phone 11 in April- my first foray into Apple land. I truly was fed up w/ android and google and twitter and facebook etc ad nauseum. I don’t recall the exact version I rec’d but it was 13.xx? within a week a’new’ patch (for lack of a better word) was released. Since then there has been 3?4/5? updates released- be they full feature  twice a year or mini patch tuesday- like , I still had to back up , download, install etc. Sadly, I purchased the phone from Boost- several of the features were not supported- like receiving phone calls when a certain data stting was engaged(roaming, LTE -I really dont recall but someone at Apple support walked me thru the process of setting up the phone in order to work w/ Boost. And it never would have occurred to me to use itunes to upgrade/update/patch whatever on order to use wi fi(boost data plan was minimal) Again Apple support to the rescue when I finally was able to get boost/dish to unlock the phone I had paid in full – I wanted to change carriers in order to use the full feature set. ie wi fi calling.

          In any event I was really dismayed to discover Apple releases software almost as often as the hated win10- the reason I became a member here- monitor win10 updates. In any case, here I am w/ another piece of hardware that requires a babysitter as often as a user.

          So, as you say, I dont have to update. Like I dont have to update msfts win10 I s’pose.

          I appreciate your information re: the schedule to be aware of.

          And I will tread more lightly before posting especially after an accidental win10 patch tuesday accidental install(again my own fault.)

          Be safe

      • #2305596 Reply
        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        I purchased an 1phone 11 in April… I don’t recall the exact version I rec’d but it was 13.xx? within a week a’new’ patch (for lack of a better word) was released. Since then there has been 3?4/5? updates released- be they full feature twice a year or mini patch tuesday- like , I still had to back up , download, install etc.

        Unless your phone supplier unwrapped your phone and updated it beforehand then you would have received it with the base version of iOS 13 in April. Your iPhone would then have notified you of subsequent ‘point’ updates (13.0.1, 13.0.2, 13.0.xxx, etc.) of bugfixes and security updates. This is all quite normal following a major iOS release and they usually tail off after a short period of time. (You could have just ignored these ‘point’ update notifications but, IMO, you were wise to accept them.)

        Then, in mid-September, iOS 14 was released, followed soon afterwards by a 14.0.1 ‘point’ bugfix update… which is where we (up-to-date) iOS users are now.

        Sadly, I purchased the phone from Boost- several of the features were not supported- like receiving phone calls when a certain data stting was engaged(roaming, LTE -I really dont recall but someone at Apple support walked me thru the process of setting up the phone in order to work w/ Boost. And it never would have occurred to me to use itunes to upgrade/update/patch whatever on order to use wi fi(boost data plan was minimal) Again Apple support to the rescue when I finally was able to get boost/dish to unlock the phone I had paid in full – I wanted to change carriers in order to use the full feature set. ie wi fi calling.

        IMO there’s two issues there… 1) Your unhappiness as a new iPhone user with your initial supplier (and subsequent assistance from Apple); and 2) your quite understable lack of familiarity with the Apple ecosystem, e.g. your iPhone itself and iTunes. It sounds like you may now have a different carrier… so time to move on from that?

        Any lack of familiarity with iOS, iTunes or any other question you may have can very probably be answered here on AskWoody… so fire away with any questions. 🙂

        In any event I was really dismayed to discover Apple releases software almost as often as the hated win10- the reason I became a member here- monitor win10 updates. In any case, here I am w/ another piece of hardware that requires a babysitter as often as a user. So, as you say, I dont have to update. Like I dont have to update msfts win10 I s’pose.

        The update schedules and mindsets between the two companies are different and are often discussed here. At it’s simplest – Apple notifies you of available bugfix and security updates as and when released (there’s no schedule)… and leaves it up to you whether or not to download/install them. (And there’s pros and cons about whether to use iTunes for updating.)

        By comparison, Microsoft releases bugfix and security updates on a *regular* monthly schedule unless an issue is critical… in which case it releases a (fairly rare) ‘out of band’ update.

        When Windows 10 was first released Microsoft gave little or no choice when these updates were applied but, after much criticism, has gradually introduced the ability to semi-control how long updates can be delayed before automatic installation of them (without using third-party utilities).

        Hope this helps…

         

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      • #2306766 Reply
        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        Good points from Rick on iOS updates. As Rick said, there’s only one major iOS release per year (the other updates are minor updates, usually for security/bug fixes, although occasionally Apple will slip a few features into “point” releases that didn’t make it in the major upgrade). And you choose when you want to update and are in full control over updates.

        Don’t forget, we have an AskWoody Apple Update list that offers guidance on when it’s safe to install Apple Updates, and we give them a test before we give the all clear.

        Since you’re still generally new to Apple (it is a major transition), ask away when you have questions. As Kirsty mentioned, the more details you can provide with your questions, the better we can assist (Apple device, OS version, specific issue, and any possible steps that caused the issue). The more details we know, the better and quicker we’re able to give you a resolution.

        Nathan Parker

      • #2309857 Reply
        DriftyDonN
        AskWoody Plus

        Interestin info – I was surprised to read that security updates aren’t really all that necessary to install. (paraphrased from Nathans last post) Security to me is paramount .  But based on the info provided here and on the Apple Update List, I guess I’ll just stay on 14.01

        Thank you!

        • This reply was modified 2 weeks, 6 days ago by DriftyDonN.
      • #2309860 Reply
        Nathan Parker
        AskWoody_MVP

        We’ll be updating the Apple Update List this weekend. 14.1 is safe to install. We’ll test 14.2 and let you know when it’s safe to install.

        Nathan Parker

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