A Sad Break-Up…

How is everyone this Monday?

We’ve just had a lovely warm weekend here in the UK, a real taste of summer (or perhaps all the summer we are going to get, according to some!). I’ve been out and about quite a bit lately, visiting some wonderful places, but have one small problem. My iPhone has decided, for some reason, to stop talking to my iMac (or maybe it’s the other way around). There’s no apparent reason for the break up – they were getting along just fine until one day, they weren’t. Now it’s all ‘Do you trust this computer?’ and ‘Enter your passcode’ requests, as though they’ve never met before, and I’m not sure how to bring them back together again.

It’s a bit annoying, as you can imagine. Not change-my-life annoying, but certainly frustrating. I use a lot of photography on my blog, and I take those photos on my phone. So the fact that these two erstwhile good friends are now on the outs puts me in a tricky position. I have to email and post and try to slide my images in through some sort of electronic back door, and frankly, I don’t want to do it anymore. I had a chat with a young man at the Apple Store, who felt it might be something to do with two-step authentication, but I’ve turned all that off and it has made no difference.

Whatever has happened between these two is serious indeed, so I’ll be spending some time over the coming days trying to make peace. If anyone else has ever had this problem, and knows any sort of negotiating tactics that might work, please let me know. I’d love to get them back talking again.

Oh, and I’ve just sent the manuscript for Under Stone, Ambeth Book Four, to my lovely editor, Esther! Huge sigh of relief…


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37 thoughts on “A Sad Break-Up…

  1. Apple phone updates often produce ‘little glitches’ like this. It’s probably worthwhile talking to a ‘apple’ tech at Apple … or not … I guess it depends on how many hoops you have to go through at the moment versus the hoops of talking to a techie. Either way you get hoopled.

    1. Oh yes, hoops upon hoops πŸ˜€ Thanks for the input – I think I may have to succumb to the tender mercies of Apple support at some point – hopefully they can successfully negotiate a peace treaty of sorts πŸ˜‰

  2. Interesting. The only time my photos don’t move across from Halphone to Halpad is if I have a backlog on the cloud. But I’ve got a different problem. Halpad won’t let me stay logged in to sites I normally keep permanently signed in. Haltop will though. Apple for you?

    1. hehe, thank you πŸ™‚ Sounds as though Halpad is being a bit difficult – that’s really weird too. It’s like they have a mind of their own, sometimes *looks around nervously* I’m hoping I can restore relations between phone and Mac, but am not feeling confident about it…

  3. That is *always* how I have to get photos for my blog. My phone isn’t connected to my laptop. It really is a pain. Anyway, congrats on getting that manuscript off! πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks, Craig πŸ™‚ The MS has been hanging around for quite a while, so it was good to send it on to the next stage of the journey. And yes, hoping I can get this photo thing sorted soon!

  4. If the guys in the Apple store can’t help, then I hope their technical support can, Helen. I’m guessing you’ve done all your updates on both your computer and iPhone?

    I too had to switch off the Apple two-step authentication as I wasn’t able to play music through Apple TV anymore because there was nowhere on the TV to enter the code Apple sent me to confirm it was me. Plus, I was a little put off as I got a message on my iMac saying that somebody was trying to update a new device using my Apple ID in Middlesborough!?. However, my photos are still coming through. I do get the message ‘enter your password’ popping up all the time, and I do sometimes get mixed up as to if it’s the password for my email account or my iCloud account that my iPhone is asking for. As others have said, technology can sometimes drive us crazy.

    I hope you find a solution soon. Keep us updated.

    1. Thanks for your kind words, Hugh – sorry to hear the technology demons are bothering you too. I’ve been getting the same things, weird messages like someone’s using my Apple ID to sign in elsewhere. Urgh. All their updating to something that worked perfectly fine in the first place reminds me of something else not a million miles from here πŸ˜‰ If it ain’t broke…
      Will definitely keep you updated x

  5. Sometimes people (and electronics!) just grow apart? Haha. Hopefully you get it sorted πŸ™‚
    Well done on submitting your Manuscript! Fantastic achievement. Wishing you the best of luck for it!

  6. This is hilarious. I hope they’ve reconciled by now. ..maybe they’re just bickering like old marriedsπŸ˜‚yes it’s funny until mine start acting up. …

    1. Thanks, Marjorie πŸ™‚ I may have managed to broker a slight truce, but they’re still not talking directly. Have to do a bit more work negotiating haha.
      And thank you – it felt good to let that book go (although I’m not finished with it yet). Hope your writing is going well x

      1. Oh, those final edits! They always take longer than expected, don’t they? I have fingers crossed for you, and look forward to reading the finished product this summer πŸ™‚

  7. I’ve just had the exact same thing happen. They are like two former middle school BFFs–telling on each other every time, and all “unauthorised login from unknown device”. Seriously?

    1. πŸ˜€ I’ve been doing that now as well – perhaps the enforced separation will teach them to love each other again lol.
      And you are so lovely! I love how much you love Ambeth, and thanks so much for being a beta for number 4. Coming soon… πŸ˜€

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