Extremely slow iPhone Sync

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Ecualung, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. Ecualung macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2009
    Hey all,

    I tried looking through the forums for a similar topic-- I found several people complaining about an extremely slow iPhone backup. However, that's not the problem I'm having-- my issue is with syncing.

    This started happening all of a sudden a few days back.

    First of all, when I plug my iPhone 4S into my USB port, it takes a VERY long time to "mount" and appear in iTunes. Then, every step of the syncing process takes a very long time, such as "preparing to Sync," "syncing," and "finishing up." The "backup" phase isn't any different but it doesn't seem to be the problem. Syncing even a very small podcast takes a long time, as does any small app update. We're talking 10 minutes for small things. I'm currently syncing an app update that looks like it will take a couple hours at least.

    Any suggestions? Should I try wiping and then restoring from backup? Or should I try removing all applications and then seeing if any of them remained "stuck" on the phone as some people suggested for fixing the slow backup issue?

  2. Ecualung thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 13, 2009
    Well, updating to iOS 6.1 fixed the problem. For now, at least!

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