Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!

Fix iOS SpringBoard home screen crash Apps
Over at the Mac Observer, Dave Hamilton told of an iPod touch whose SpringBoard would repeatedly crash. (SpringBoard is the iOS equivalent of the Finder.) After trying a number of troubleshooting procedures, he narrowed it down to an iCloud issue, where corrupt data was causing the crash. Hamilton found info in crash logs indications of what was causing the crash. He eventually deleted a folder on the Mac that was linked to the iPod (com~apple~TextInput) and this resolved the issue.

iCloud has been, for me, a common source of dismay. I've not found it to be reliable enough to entrust any important data to it - though for some data, such as contacts and calendars, you have no choice. I've had to go through complicated procedures to reset different types of iCloud data several times to resolve syncing issues. This crashing problem is just another of the issues that iCloud can be responsible for.
    •    
  • Currently 3.67 / 5
  You rated: 5 / 5 (6 votes cast)
 
[8,403 views]  

Fix iOS SpringBoard home screen crash | 3 comments | Create New Account
Click here to return to the 'Fix iOS SpringBoard home screen crash ' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
Fix iOS SpringBoard home screen crash
Authored by: redfood on Apr 18, '13 08:28:16AM
though for some data, such as contacts and calendars, you have no choice

Apple calls it iCloud but contacts sync using cardDAV and calendars sync using calDAV. Both protocols are more mature and reliable than iCloud document sync or core data.

You also do have a choice- you can turn off "iCloud" syncing and turn on syncing in the calendar and contacts setting and have it use different DAV servers or an exchange server.

I sync my calendar with Google but I find Google pollutes your contacts with email contacts you would never want on your phone.

Edited on Apr 18, '13 08:29:55AM by redfood


[ Reply to This | # ]
Fix iOS SpringBoard home screen crash
Authored by: keirthomas on Apr 19, '13 06:18:38AM

I totally agree, Kirk.

I use Pages on my Mac and on my iPad. I really want to be able to edit documents on both -- I want to work on my Mac, then grab my iPad and edit there instantly. The first problem I had was knowing if and when documents synced. Sometimes it would take a minute or two -- I'd open Pages, and 60 seconds later I'd see the "updating" animation appear. Unlike DropBox there's no status symbol alongside documents so I had no idea IF a doc had synced apart from guessing at the date.

Sometimes I messed up and began editing a document before the sync happened. Then Pages would complain I had two versions of the document. One thing Pages can't do is compare docs! So I had to save both the docs to my Mac's hard disk and use Microsoft Word to compare them. Crazy!

iCloud in Mountain Lion is Apple's second attempt at iCloud after it was introduced in Lion and it STILL doesn't work. I suspect that, like most old tech companies, Apple just can't do online services. I find this really hard to understand but there you go.

Right now to edit docs I use Google Docs via Chrome on my Mac, and the Google Drive app on my iPad. This works as it should but the editing features within Google Drive are extremely primitive. There's no Tab key, which is a real annoyance.

---
__________
Author of Mac Kung Fu
Over 400 tips, tricks, hints and hacks for OS X
My tips blog: http://keirthomas.com/blogging

http://pragprog.com/book/ktm



[ Reply to This | # ]
Fix iOS SpringBoard home screen crash
Authored by: keirthomas on Apr 19, '13 06:22:59AM

Although I do find useful things like Preview and TextEdit's iCloud storage. I can see the point there -- create something, then just close the app. It'll be there when you need it next and there even if your computer is reduced to cinders in a fire.

---
__________
Author of Mac Kung Fu
Over 400 tips, tricks, hints and hacks for OS X
My tips blog: http://keirthomas.com/blogging

http://pragprog.com/book/ktm



[ Reply to This | # ]