iCloud Backup Restore Taking A Long Time

Discussion in 'iPad' started by w00tini, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    My iCloud restore (moving iP2 to iP3) says 9 hours. Anyone else having a long wait time noted on their new iPad setup?

    My internet is clocking fine (50mb/5mb) by all measurements I can tell.
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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    #2
    It's the amount of junk you're floating to the cloud. I would suggest switching to iTunes backup if you don't want to wait.
     
  3. macrumors 603

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    Yes, local backup/restore is always going to be speedier than cloud backup/restore.

    iCloud backup is great for everyday use and disaster recovery, but for a planned migration do it locally if at all possible.

    Especially since there might be just a few other people trying to restore from iCloud today... :rolleyes:
     
  4. macrumors member

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    #4
    Not surprising, tons of people are trying to do the same thing across the world, iCloud is probably insanely bogged down with iPad restores right now. Patience young grasshopper!

    :apple:
     
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    steve-p

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    #5
    They should borrow Dropbox's idea and copy over the LAN if there happens to be another device on there which has the up to date content.
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

    jps1012

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    #6
    can u switch to itunes restore after starting icloud backup?
     

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