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susanr July 16th, 2013 6:47pm

Is your cell phone possessed by demons? I think mine is.

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puppysmilez Aperture Laboratories
07/17/13 8:53 am

My iPhone's lock button is like my neighbor's deadbeat husband. It won't work.

Jungle in the dog house
07/17/13 12:14 am

No, that just the NSA electronics in it.

Futurama St. Thomas Estate Fortuna
07/16/13 7:57 pm

I believe I have electronic voodoo.

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susanr Colorado
07/16/13 8:17 pm

Oh, it was pretty easily fixed... Once I found the hidden place to control it. Since I never use the app, I'd forgotten there was a general audio player control. Then I just wondered what weird stuff other people had encountered.

arste New York
07/16/13 5:04 pm

Yep. And every time I get it near water they all flock to a select group of keys to prevent them from working.

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smacc DunningKruger
07/16/13 4:35 pm

My iPhone asks for the apple ID over and over again. If I enter it it will say it incorrect. If I reset it it won't work the next day. I know it right because apple remembers it an informs me I can't use it again. Very frustrating no new apps.

susanr Colorado
07/16/13 7:09 pm

I can't imagine never getting new apps. It sounds like your phone isn't linked to that Apple ID. I'd ask in the Apple discussion forums, to start.

beanD California
07/16/13 4:24 pm

My phone doesn't receive text messages until at least 2 days after they're sent.

susanr Colorado
07/16/13 7:10 pm

I don't get some from my daughter until long after they're sent, but I think the problem is on her end.

jonfrei the boonies
07/16/13 3:54 pm

I had a battery eating demon once -- tracked it down to a single app, which I deleted... (100% to 30% over the course of an hour on an iPhone 4S - now I get an easy 16 hours...)

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susanr Colorado
07/16/13 4:06 pm

That's a good demon to know about, & eliminate!

Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
07/16/13 4:15 pm

What app was it, if you don't mind telling?

jonfrei the boonies
07/16/13 4:18 pm

Google Lattitude+
As soon as I deleted it, battery consumption returned to normal. I only used it with 2 other people, so it was no big loss...

helloWorld Triggered SJW
07/16/13 9:38 pm

Probably because it was constantly recording your location and reporting it to the server. Very quick drain would result.

jonfrei the boonies
07/16/13 9:51 pm

Yep - constant GPS + data = battery sucker...

Zod Above Pugetropolis
07/16/13 3:47 pm

All of my iThings are possessed by demons, and I'm pretty sure they get reinforcements and new, more devious mission assignments every time I sync with iTunes. There are demons in the devices, but iTunes is the Devil.

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susanr Colorado
07/16/13 4:07 pm

Hahaha! I haven had problems with iTunes (that I'm aware of) but I've hear some horror stories.

susanr Colorado
07/16/13 4:07 pm

Ooh... friendly ones, kinky ones, or spammy ones?

Zimmeress Make Me Laugh
07/16/13 3:18 pm

Today it is. My Google Maps just suddenly stopped working so I had to log out, log back in and turn the phone on/off. THEN it decided it was okay.
I think it's PMS'ing more than demonic actions at this point. Maybe yours is male?

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susanr Colorado
07/16/13 4:09 pm

That could be part of the problem... I hadn't considered that!

cato Santa Barbara, California
07/16/13 2:58 pm

Obviously, it's an Apple product.

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JustJess Laguna Beach
07/16/13 1:13 pm

All good with my iPhone 5! Love it :D

auraelys The answer is 42.
07/16/13 12:49 pm

Isn't that what autocorrect is? ;)

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susanr Colorado
07/16/13 4:10 pm

Yes. I'm convinced that both autocorrect and Siri have achieved consciousness, & are conspired to screw with our heads. So there's that...

blackphoenix New York
07/16/13 12:48 pm

I literally just got a new phone a few hours ago. So not yet! I would have said yes about my old phone. It was so glitchy!

Ariella LovePeaceNHappiness
07/16/13 12:19 pm

It might be. It constantly freezes up on me and shuts off by itself. I'm thinking about getting that Samsung Galaxy actually. Maybe it will be better than my iPhone.

satiricalnick meh
07/16/13 12:19 pm

Only bad thing is youll be downgrading your soh experience.

Ariella LovePeaceNHappiness
07/16/13 12:22 pm

Yeah, I didn't even think about that, Nick. :-/

satiricalnick meh
07/16/13 12:32 pm

But thats tonys fault, not androids fault.

Rosebud Ohio
07/16/13 1:41 pm

As long as you have Wi-Fi, you can use the iPhone for SOH still. That's what I do :)

MrMilkdud
07/16/13 12:17 pm

Anyone who has ever read Terry Pratchett knows that such devices are powered by imps.

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Shazam Scaramouche, OH
07/16/13 12:14 pm

My home screen is the chic from the Exorcist!

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/16/13 12:08 pm

In my opinion, computers are like fire: if you don't know how to properly use it, it goes out of control, but if you know how to use it, it's extremely helpful.

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FutureMD be nice to people
07/16/13 12:04 pm

My phone is like a moody teenager. I tell him to do something and he does something else. Then he'll crash, whine, and move slowly when I tell him to do something.

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goalie31 OrthodoxCatholicChristian
07/16/13 12:01 pm

my droid x was. my iPhone 4s and droid razr Maxx HD hqve been awesome

mandimoomoo Home of the Huskers
07/16/13 12:00 pm

Mine likes to close SoH randomly while I'm browsing polls...really weird

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susanr Colorado
07/16/13 4:12 pm

Yeah, that happens to me too. I usually close the app, quit all open apps (I often find I have 10-15 open - but not always!) & that *usually* helps a lot.

satiricalnick meh
07/16/13 11:59 am

Oh yeah. My android is possessed. It crashes at random times when browsing chrome. I still love my little possessed monster though.

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susanr Colorado
07/16/13 4:13 pm

They are very lovable, even with their quirks.

thndrstrike Salinas, California
07/16/13 11:56 am

My old phone was... It would randomly tap everywhere on screen for no reason.

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TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/16/13 11:53 am

My Android is possessed by a little green robot - no, wait, that's just the trademark.

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susanr Colorado
07/16/13 11:48 am

My iPhone suddenly started showing cover art from iTunes as my lock screen graphic, instead of the mouse picture I drew myself & have used for years. I just QUIT all apps. ALL. When I put my earbuds in, some spoken-word story is playing...

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susanr Colorado
07/16/13 11:49 am

No idea what it is. Checked again - no apps open. WTF? Has anything like this happened to you?

Kris Humidity Central
07/16/13 11:51 am

What's the spoken word story?

Turn it on and off...?

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
07/16/13 11:53 am

Go to your music app, Now Playing, and hit the Pause button.

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
07/16/13 11:55 am

My iPod 5 does freaky things with the keyboard, but nothing as weird as that!

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/16/13 11:55 am

It always shows the cover art of whatever's playing.

susanr Colorado
07/16/13 12:04 pm

Thanks, I figured it out. The icon for the Apple Music app - which I virtually NEVER use - is hiding & doesn't show in the open apps area, unless you slide the seemingly blank area to the right. So it was open but didn't show up.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/16/13 12:07 pm

That's the music player. It shows whatever app is playing audio at the time.

susanr Colorado
07/16/13 12:08 pm

I still have no idea how it got turned on - it's on the last page of apps where I almost never go.

Freaked me because my audiobooks are all in the Audible app, which was CLOSED.

I still think the phone is possessed.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/16/13 12:10 pm

If you go to the audio player and hit play, you don't need to open the app.

susanr Colorado
07/16/13 12:11 pm

Thanks, Puppy, I know that's the music player. But since I never use it, I wasn't anywhere near it, & it was playing a story not music (& I THOUGHT all stories were in another app) it confused me.

susanr Colorado
07/16/13 12:15 pm

What, then, is the audio player, and where is it that I would turn it on?

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/16/13 12:15 pm

Understandable. Phones are freaky sometimes :P

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/16/13 12:17 pm

Double tap the home button to open the multitasking bar. Then swipe your finger to the right (so you're going to the left) and you'll see rotation lock/mute and the audio player.

supertylerguy Andromeda
07/16/13 1:35 pm

You can also double-tap the home button from the lock screen to access music controls.

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
07/16/13 8:09 pm

I've started Voice Control accidentally a few times—in my pocket of all places!

susanr Colorado
07/16/13 8:15 pm

That's funny, FIAT. Happened to me when I was getting off a bus. I still can't figure out how I triggered it.

PuppyLvr In love with Listgarten
07/16/13 8:18 pm

If you hold down the home button, Siri pops up. You can also set it to turn on when you hold it up to your ear.

FrozenPhoton Behind the Shadows
07/17/13 6:50 pm

It sounds like you are playing something!
Check all your music apps...
(Radio, Podcast, iTunes, Music and so on...)