Backup taking forever under 3.0

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DotCom2, Jun 17, 2009.

  1. DotCom2 macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    I had a bunch of updates to some of my App's so after updating them through iTunes I went to sync with my iPhone and it is taking foreverrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I seriously thought something was wrong when the progress bar just wouldn't budge but it is moving but I mean c'MON! :mad::mad::mad:
    Anyone else experience a very long backup time after 3.0?
  2. gowanis macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2007
    mine was going for 90 minutes and i killed it. tried deleting my backup file and started it again. running for almost an hour now. i'm gonna go to sleep and let it run.
  3. wildcardd macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2007
    Denver, CO
    It is only the first backup that takes a long time. After that they should be quick again.
  4. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    I hope this isn't how it's always gonna be! :eek:
  5. sam011989 macrumors regular

    Jun 17, 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    yup, first backup after the update took about 45 minutes. i thin it runs off the same principle of Time Machine. first backup takes the longest because it backs up EVERYTHING, and all additional backups are shorter because they only backup what has changed sense the last backup.

    all old backups are unusable after you did the 3.0 update, so the computer needed to remake a full backup for the iphone/touch
  6. DotCom2 thread starter macrumors 68040

    Feb 22, 2009
    Oh good!
    THANKS! :eek:
  7. malolans macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2007
    Mine did not take 45 mins. Do you espn app? If so remove it and try to backup again. It would be faster..
  8. snowboarder macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2007
    and I thought something was wrong with mine...
  9. slu macrumors 68000


    Sep 15, 2004
    Mine took 20-25 minutes. But I only have an 8 Gig.
  10. snowboarder macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2007
    try killing it and retrying. I just did it and it seems much faster now...
  11. Resist macrumors 68030

    Jan 15, 2008
    Well I just backed up my iPhone and it took 30 minutes and there was nothing added or removed. Nor was it the first backup with new data. It should have only taken seconds for the sync!

    Hey Apple, do something about this!
  12. Scylax macrumors regular

    Jun 14, 2009
    6 hours + CANNOT be normal!

    Since updating to 3.0 i have not managed to sync my iPhone. I have tried 4 times, waiting between 3 and six hours. It has never got further than half way! I need help!

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