iCloud Question

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by markrox7, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. markrox7 macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2011
    I had to replace my iPhone 4S recently (hardware problem) and so I'm doing a restore from iCloud. My iCloud backup is 1.9 gb. At the Apple Store, the estimated time was 3 hours, but it went so slowly I decided to go home and restore my phone there. My home wifi is ~3 mbps and the iCloud restore is taking a long time still (it's making slow progress, estimated tim ~4 hours) Is anyone else's iCloud backup taking so long to download?
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    It will completely depend on your internet connection, as well as the load on the servers.
  3. markrox7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2011
    I realize that, and so I'm wondering if there's something going on with the load on the servers because the internet connection at the Apple Store was very strong, yet my restore went incredibly slow. I was wondering if anyone else was having similar problems with their iCloud backups.
  4. Masterfox72 macrumors member

    Jan 14, 2012
    How many apps do you have/ and or what is the size of your phone? I'm guessing 64 GB?
  5. markrox7 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 17, 2011
    It's 16 gb. My backup is 1.9 gb, 1.8 gb of which are photos. I don't have many apps, less than 10.
  6. CosmoPilot macrumors 65816


    Nov 8, 2010
    South Carolina
    Wirelessly posted

    One thing you need to realize is while your back up is 1.9gb, it is not a single file. Rather, it has to download each app individually, then your data, music, etc. each of theses has to "install" separately. This does take time.

    I recommend, just using the phone the first day as is, then do a restore at night while sleeping.
  7. bripab007 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 12, 2009
    And 1.9GB is not an insignificant amount of data to download over the internet, especially on a connection that's likely being hammered by plenty of other things/people in the store, strong wi-fi signal or not.

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