Backup time

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by archdelux, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. archdelux macrumors 6502

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    How long do your iphone 4S or ipad 2 backups take over wifi?

    Mine seem to take 30 mins or so each... is there something wrong, or is this just how it is?

    It seemed that initially when i was backing up my iphone to icloud it took seconds, but it seems that much more information is being backed up if i back up via wifi to my computer.. is this right?
     
  2. archdelux thread starter macrumors 6502

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    noticed that it takes less time when plugged in, but then what is the point of wireless sync if it takes 30+ mins to sync everytime.. am i alone in this, or is this a common issue?
     
  3. saving107 macrumors 603

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    My first backup took maybe 20-25 mins, but each backup theirafter has taken 1-2 mins each time (wether its plugged in or unplugged).
     
  4. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    I haven't timed them but my Wi-Fi syncs are not that much longer then my cable connected ones. They maybe a tad slower. Usually they take a couple of minutes.
     
  5. daveathall macrumors 68000

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  6. wpc macrumors regular

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    Trying to backup mine... says 38 hours remaining!
     
  7. Mr.C macrumors 601

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    That doesn't sound right.
     
  8. daveathall macrumors 68000

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    After saying that yesterday, it took 30 minutes this morning.
     
  9. saving107 macrumors 603

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    Everyone needs to remember that their could be many variables for the various back-up times, example:

    • Camera Roll images and the HD 720p-1080p videos (length of videos + how many movies)
    • Time of day or night the back-up initiates.
    • Content that is being backed-up.

    iCloud backs-up once every 24hrs (when plugged into a power source), so keep in mind that a many people upgraded their iDevice to iOS 5 between 10am-7pm, so a back-up at 2pm may take longer than a back-up done at 2am (less devices trying to back-up in the a.m. timeframe).
     

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