HELP! Updating & seems to be stuck on "restoring iPhone apps"

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by lissajeff24, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. lissajeff24 macrumors newbie

    Oct 13, 2011
    So I have gone through the process and it downloaded the new software, told me it was back at factory, re-started a couple of times and then it was restoring and now it seems to be stuck on "restoring iPhone apps"'s been doing this for probably 30 minutes or so...what can I do?? :confused: :eek:
  2. elaniemay macrumors 6502


    Oct 11, 2011
    California, USA
    Do you have a lot of apps? My husband has about 180 applications and it took about 45 minutes for that screen to go away. Your phone appears usable (and is, for the most part) because in iOS5 you can use your phone while it is syncing. Don't disconnect, in other words.
  3. lelisa13p macrumors 68000


    Mar 6, 2009
    Atlanta, GA USA
    If you have a lot of apps it will take an inordinately long time to add them all back. You just have to keep a watchful eye on the process but find something else to do while you wait so it won't drive you crazy. :)

    Mine took more than 45 minutes for 224 apps.
  4. Jordan9 macrumors member


    Aug 30, 2011
    I didn't really keep a close eye on it but mine took around 30 to 35 minutes with 120 apps

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