iCloud backup taking 24hrs+ to restore

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Matt T, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. Matt T macrumors regular

    Matt T

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    I received my iPhone 6 yesterday and immediately began restoring my iCloud backup, and more than 24hrs later it is still restoring. I understand Apple's servers are probably being hammered at the moment but my backup wasn't that large. It's also chewing through a *tonne* of my broadband quota - I've gone through about 50GB more data than usual and, backup restoration aside, I'm not using any more data than usual.

    Is anybody else experiencing the same thing? Any ideas why a ~15GB backup would be taking 50GB+ of my quota to restore?
     
  2. Solver macrumors 6502a

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    Yep, iClould restore was slow. Started after dinner yesterday. It finished loading but still was intermittently updating apps well into the night. Was finished before I woke up.

    Normally an iCloud restore takes just a couple of hours to fully update everything on my rather packed 32 gb device.
     
  3. Matt T thread starter macrumors regular

    Matt T

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    Apple must have bugged my line because my restore literally just finished :)
     
  4. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    So its normal for my photos to still be "resorting" after 12 hours? So far it just says downloading when I open the photos app.
     
  5. Matt T thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mine was doing that too (like I said, for 24 hours) - and I have 14GB worth of photos. So yeah, I'd say it's normal for now.
     
  6. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    I don't have 14 GB worth. My backup is about 6 GB. I guess I'll just not panic and let it sit overnight.
     
  7. cassini007 macrumors member

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    Same here. It took me 3 days to complete the process.
     
  8. Photography macrumors 65816

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    Here is an article on Apple's support site that answers all the questions you may have on restoring from iCloud backups.

     
  9. Matt T thread starter macrumors regular

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    Interesting - thanks for that. I wonder if the restore process could be completed faster if the device downloaded the all the files first before restoring them. It seems strange that a 4GB iTunes file downloads much faster than 4GB worth of iCloud data.
     

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