Backups take forever now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CaptSaltyJack, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. CaptSaltyJack macrumors 6502

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    When I connect my iPhone to iTunes, it takes quite a while to back up now. It didn't before, anyone know why this is happening now?
     
  2. greenmymac macrumors 6502a

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    Backup iPhone Slooooow

    Has anyone noticed how slow it is when your iPhone starts to sync ( when it "backs up" your iphone)
     
  3. greenmymac macrumors 6502a

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    LOL i just posted this!!! I guess iPhone users have ESP
     
  4. chrismac00 macrumors 6502a

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    Same thing happened to me too. But I was using 2.0
     
  5. ncsmith4 macrumors 6502

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    "Backing Up..." taking forever?

    So I updated to 2.0 and all was working, and then I plugged my iphone into the comp to sync another app, and now its doing like some sort of MAJOR backup that is taking FOREVER! Has anyone experienced this???
     
  6. sfwalter macrumors 68000

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    Yes me too! I think its a 2.0 issue.

    I came home and did a sync it took about 20 minutes. I unplugged and tried again and again it took just as long.
     
  7. kevo0822 macrumors regular

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    It takes so long!! It seems like it's "backing up" my iPhone by pulling a Time Machine and copying the entire phone's contents to my computer...

    (I don't have any reason to think that except for the fact that it takes so long to complete the Backing Up Your iPhone step...)

    I'm sure it's not supposed to take this long... must be a bug, right?
     
  8. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    Same here, I think it's because it's backing up the Apps as well.
     
  9. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    It was slow on mine even before I downloaded any apps.
     
  10. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I was about to run out of the house and did a quick Sync, I found out it is no longer a quick sync the hard way.
     
  11. ncsmith4 macrumors 6502

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    Will it do a "backup" every single time you sync? Or do I just need to let it finish one time?
     
  12. DenniZ macrumors 6502a

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    Depends what's their to back up, usually if its only a couple of text messages it takes no time.
     
  13. kevo0822 macrumors regular

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    Really? For me it seems to be taking ages even if I simply unplug then reconnect my iPhone.
     
  14. CaptSaltyJack thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Confirmed. I sync.. everything is up to date. Unplug, plug back in, and it backs up! Takes about 1-2 minutes for me, but still, seems unnecessary.
     
  15. ninethirty macrumors 6502a

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    Mine was doing that after the update today, but after a restart its just regular syncing...
     
  16. CaptSaltyJack thread starter macrumors 6502

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    iPhone restart or computer restart?
     
  17. seangw macrumors newbie

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    Same problem here

    Having same issue, although its more like 20 min.

    I only have half of the drive full too!

    Here's my spec's, maybe we can find a commonality (is anyone NOT having this problem?):

    - iPhone (1st Generation) running 2.0 (installed early)
    - iTunes 7.7
    - 2.3 GB Audio, 827 MB Photos, 439 MB Other
    - About 18 applications installed
    - PC (Windows Vista)
    - Sync'ing with outlook calendar / contacts (which I have syncing with google calendar)

    I've never had this issue before today.
     

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