Is it just me, or does iTunes come up with a different excuse for not syncing with the iPhone each and every day?
Don’t get me wrong – syncing is pretty reliable on the whole, and whenever an error does occur, a resync or reconnect usually sorts it out.
Still, I’m amazed at the sheer number of things that can apparently go wrong during syncing. It doesn’t exactly inspire confidence, does it? I must get an error dialog of some sort at least once a week.
So I started collecting them (sad I know). Here’s the collection I’ve built up so far, over the last few months…
The iPhone sync error hall of fame
First up, we have the good old Microsoft-style “‘unknown error occured’ followed by unhelpful number” dialog:
…and its close “iPhone with no name” cousin:
Hurrah – a slight improvement! It got the iPhone name right on this day, and gave me a whole new exciting random number to ponder over:
Damn! It’s forgotten the name of the iPhone again. That’ll teach my iPhone to respond invalidly:
If in doubt, just call it an “iPhone”:
Oh dear, we do seem to be having problems today don’t we, iTunes? Let me give you a clue – it’s called “Matt Doyle’s iPhone”:
One end of cable is in iPhone. Other end is in Mac. What more do you want – blood?!
That’s funny – it worked half an hour ago:
Again – it was fine yesterday. So WTF is iTunes Helper? And why does iTunes need help today?
Not the cheeriest dialog on a Monday morning:
Not sure what the hell this means, but it doesn’t sound good:
I’ll remap your record identifiers in a minute, mate:
Backups are for wusses anyway:
I make that 14 different errors so far, and counting. Not bad!!
If I get any new ones I’ll add them to the list…