ios 4 install: holy slow backup batman.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by vabunuc, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. vabunuc macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    Lanoka Harbor, NJ
    the update finished downloading in about 8 minutes, however the install isnt going as smooth. its been about 20 minutes and the little green bar isnt past the "a" in Backing up "soandsos iphone"

    im going to be here a while. lol. :D
  2. Foggy macrumors 6502a

    Jul 4, 2006
    London, UK
    40 minutes and I am at:


    At this rate, the first glimpse I will get of iOS4 will be on an iPhone4!
  3. vincecult macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    my green bar is under the k. its been about 40 minutes for me
  4. tjatsd macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    Me Too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 40 Mins. and STILL on "c". I have a 3G and just backed up about one hour before the 4.0 update went active. WHY SO SLOW BACKING UP??????????
  5. NevadaJack macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2005
    Las Vegas, NV
    Downloaded and installed in less than 10 minutes....:) Maybe the speed depends on the amount of data for backup but mine was quite fast.
  6. Paradigm macrumors member


    Feb 14, 2008
    I'm at 40 minutes and am as far vabunuc. Wow! This is slow. Need to get USB3 or Intel's Light Peak!

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  7. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I won't be able to try until later, but it might be worth unsyncing a bunch of content (I have about 20 gigs of video), updating, then resyncing.

    Would be interested to hear if anyone else has tried this and if it helps.
  8. RyanTheGeneral macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2009
    I did the back up last night, havent tried yet but maybe this will help me
  9. iadam09 macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2010
  10. vincecult macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    good news. mine was at the k for 50 minutes then jumped immediately to 95% and now onto the next step!
  11. vabunuc thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    Lanoka Harbor, NJ
    ok, i stopped the sync, and deleted all my music and pics and most of my txts. But it dosnt seem to be going any faster. I should have just left it alone. lol. :rolleyes:
  12. FerdiV macrumors member

    Sep 18, 2007
    Apparently the backups stops after just a few % so don't worry. Just wait a bit. Will probably take between 40 and 50 minutes.
  13. JonR356 macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2007
    Same here. Ridiculously slow.

    This is like my Aperture upgrade all over again. Maybe I should get on the beta test programme, or they should just improve their testing. :rolleyes:
  14. bahooki macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2010
    Its Apple, so we must forgive them. If it was Android. OMIGOD AWFUL SPEED! Anyway, just sitting around waiting for this idiotic thing to move even a teensy bit faster.
  15. callmemike20 macrumors 6502a


    Aug 21, 2007
    30 minutes and I still have yet to pass up B.
  16. stridemat Moderator


    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    If you don't want the Backup to go ahead then download the update. Option+click on update within iTunes and select the newly downloaded file. I have a feeling this should stop the long back up.

    Or boot into DFU mode and restore as you normally would.

    *I think!!!!
  17. Preds macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2010
    I setup my 32gb #GS to backup at about 11::00 am this morning... it's still going, and I haven't even tried to install iOS4 yet.

    I'm wondering it if has to do with content, as my phone has all but 1.4gb filled.

    I'm debating deleting all the music and movies before upgrading to iOS4 in hopes of the upgrade going quicker.

    BTW, my backup folder is showing 8733 files, and 3.42GB and slowly goring (though only a small sliver of bar is left until complete).
  18. JonR356 macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2007
    I guess we'll get the usual Apple 'silence' about this, then a fix will appear in a few days time.

    I wonder how widespread this is? Knowing only a small percentage of users are affected isn't too much consolation if you're one of them.

    Edit: 970 mb free on a 16gb iPhone here
  19. christophermdia macrumors 6502a


    Sep 28, 2008
    I have 11gb of data in my 32gb 3GS and it is backing up very fast. Started installing ios4 at 1:30, and its almost done with the backup process now at 1:40...
  20. rslygh macrumors newbie

    Jun 16, 2010

    50 minutes into the iOS4 upgrade and the green bar is under the K in the backup phase. I'm using a 8GB 3G iPhone with only a few hundred MBs of space used. No music, probably 5 TXTs, ~15 pictures, but 4 pages of apps. I don't think it has to do with the content because I don't think I'm even using 1GB of space. And of course, as soon as I posted this the backup finished and now it's onto the restore stage. I'm on a Win7 x64 PC with Intel Core2Quad Q9400 and 4GB RAM, so it's not the machine either.
  21. aluren macrumors 65816

    Sep 9, 2008
    Anyone know if I stop the backup process and resume later, does it continue where it left off or start from the beginning again?
  22. RobNor macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2010
    When did you last backup? If it was a while ago then it will be slow
  23. msuspar2003 macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    I started an hour ago with the back up and still under the B. Only have 1gb used on my iphone too. :eek:

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