How long does it take for iTunes to backup your iPod or iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by Kohkane, Aug 8, 2008.

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How long?

  1. Less then 5mins

    39 vote(s)
    42.9%
  2. Less then 10mins

    12 vote(s)
    13.2%
  3. Less then 20mins

    1 vote(s)
    1.1%
  4. OMFG IT TAKES FRACKING FOREVER.

    39 vote(s)
    42.9%
  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    It takes mine about 2 or 3 mins after the first backup..
    I'm just curious because I've seen people complaining that it takes 20 or 30 mins to backup their iPods... :confused:
     
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    WillJS

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    #2
    My 16GB iPhone w/ oh say.. 7 apps takes maybe 20 seconds or less. No kidding.. My iPhone was put into this world by Jobs himself. :)
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    #3
    My 32GB Touch with 20+ GB of music, a couple movies, and about 12 apps takes less than a minute to backup
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    It's THAN THAN THAN THAN

    less THAN

    I refuse to vote because of this. THAN!!111!!!one!!eleven :p
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    I'm sorry? o_O :p
     
  6. macrumors member

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    #6
    Backup

    Yes, it takes under 5 mns for me, but I have only about 15 songs on my touch and a few podcasts and one video. I know people who carry their whole music collection of several thousands songs....I bet it takes them longer! So, is this a question that can be answered meaningfully without further info?

    Beth
     
  7. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I've posted on two sites. Here and iPod Touch fans. On IPF the majority of the people say it takes 2-3hrs to back up. Here the majority of the people say it takes less then 5mins. So I'm guessing having a little more info would be nice...I have 665 songs and about 19 or so apps and it takes less then 30secs now to backup.
     
  8. macrumors regular

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    it takes my ipod touch 32gb 10sec's - 15sec's
     
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    Blakely028

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    #9
    My 8GB iPod touch with 450 songs, 5 movies and 20 apps takes around 10 minutes to do the backup. Then it takes another 5 minutes to sync :eek:
     
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    Ivan P

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    #10
    15 minutes and counting for my current backup...
     
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    iParis

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    #11
    Like... really F***ing long!
    I have a 6Gen 80GB iPod and it acts like how a Windows 98 on crack would after a curious little 12 year old boy who just did his first porn search that lasted 3 hours, especially when I try to sync it.
    Well... depending on how much music I'm putting on that wasn't there before.
    If I sync all my music and it has nothing on it, it then takes about... hmmm... I have never tried that but I think it will take a really long time considering I have 60GB of music.
    BUT I JUST PLUGGED IT IN AND IT WON'T EVEN SHOW UP IN iTUNES, AND IT'S BEEN PLUGGED IN FOR LIKE 30 MINUTES!
    Ugh, >.<
     
  12. macrumors 6502

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    10-20 minutes, but a couple of my backups have taken over 1 hour.
     
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    scotty96LSC

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    #13
    Never had a problem. Less than a minute to backup from the beginning.
     
  14. macrumors member

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    #14
    I've a 16 gig Touch with about 14 gig of "stuff" on it. Backup takes 5-10 secs, with the whole sync taking far under a min. I never timed it. Can't understand why people have these huge times.
     
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    JML42691

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    I have an 8 GB iPod touch, usually, with the first syncing of the day, it will take my iPod about 2-3 minutes to back it up, but last night when I synced it, it took over 50 minutes just to do the backup, yet alone the sync. And the only difference was that I installed 2 free apps on the iPod and downloaded a song (also on the iPod), hardly anything that should make it that long. Apple should make a way for this to go faster or optional.
     
  16. macrumors regular

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    #16
    Only takes my iPod Touch about 10-15 seconds.
     
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    mavis

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    #17
    Both my Touch and my iPhone 3G take about 30-45 minutes. I've got about 50 apps installed on the phone, 40 on the Touch. I've disabled backups in iTunes because the delay is just not worth it to me.
     
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    PMB

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9.0.1) Gecko/2008072820 Firefox/3.0.1)

    about 30 minutes before it is done, and thats only 10 apps, and 6 gig of assorted stuff
     
  19. macrumors member

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    #19
    lol, good ol Windows 98
     
  20. macrumors 6502a

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    #20
    WTF? I have 28 GB of the 30 GB available on my Touch and it only takes me about 30 seconds to back-up my Touch when I plug it in.

    What's wrong with all your chit?

    EDIT: I take that back. Now that I installed 3 "pages" worth of apps on my iPod Touch this most recent back-up is taking me 10-15 minutes. The one previous to this only took a minute. What gives?
     
  21. macrumors newbie

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    #21
    my 8gig touch takes anywhere between 15-30 mins usually. it sucks
     
  22. macrumors newbie

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    #22
    my question is also where is it backing up too ... HD ? :rolleyes:
    Mark
     
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    SnowLeopard2008

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    #23
    yes... essentially a folder/location known to itunes. anyways, my backups take less than a minute. just do the backup the first time and unless you totally change a bunch of things, the next backup should be quick.
     
  24. macrumors member

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    #24
    Jeez, how full is that 8GB iPod?
     
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    iParis

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    #25
    I'd say maybe halfway full.
    450 songs would only take up about 2GBs.
    And the 5 movies don't take much if you convert them for a smaller quality which takes up less space.
    It he bought them off of iTunes then they're going to take up plenty of room.
    And most apps are only a few mbs.
     

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