Last week my phone up and died on me. It was pretty old — at least according to current standards. It was an iPhone 6 that I’d been using for the past 3 years. And I’d been noticing the battery was not staying charged anymore.
Then one day — kaplooey — it just wouldn’t start up at all.
Luckily, I’d been pretty diligent with keeping it backed up to the Cloud, so didn’t lose all of my files, photos or videos. And even luckier, we happened to have another phone laying around the house. My partner had an old 6 plus that he used before upgrading to the X. So I was able to have everything transferred to that device, and get it activated.
However I did go 3 entire days with no phone whatsoever — Which wasn’t actually as catastrophic as one might think. Then again, I do work entirely from home, so it’s pretty easy for people to get in touch with me. If I had a job that required a fair amount of travel, I’d want to have a phone handy.
But had my phone lived for a few months longer, I most likely was going to upgrade anyway. And definitely would have looked into a way to trade in the older model for some sort of compensation. So the following article is something I’d like to keep in my back pocket, for future reference.