Resolved iPad Slow Syncing

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  1. JackieInCo, Feb 2, 2014
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    JackieInCo macrumors 601

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    So I got tired of the incredibly slow syncing on my 128GB retina Mini and turned on cloud backups. That sped things up a lot but now, just adding 10 new songs takes almost an hour to sync. I have 11,000 songs on there with 22GB free.

    It seems to hang forever on figuring out what music to sync. Any ideas how to speed this up?
     
  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    Mac or PC? What kind of USB port are you using 2.0 or 3.0? Have you tried a different port?
     
  3. JackieInCo, Feb 2, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2014

    JackieInCo thread starter macrumors 601

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    It's a 2010 white MB. It syncs the music super fast, it just hangs for ever on waiting for changes to be applied. It stays on there anywhere from 20-45 minutes. Part of the slow sync is also determining apps tp sync though I have less than 100 on it.
     
  4. Miguel760 macrumors member

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    I'm having the same issue syncing with my 2012 Mac mini. I buy all my music through iTunes so I'm just gonna turn on automatic download for music. This is pissing me off.
     
  5. JackieInCo, Feb 3, 2014
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2014

    JackieInCo thread starter macrumors 601

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    I found the solution.

    Rebuild the iTunes Library. I did that last night and today, my iPad synced a new album and the whole process took less than two minutes.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1451

    Depending on the size of your library, it may take several hours to do. I did this overnight so it was done when I woke up.

    Also, go into preferences in iTunes and uncheck the box to copy files to iTunes media folder until after this completes or else it will copy everything to your computers HD and fill it to capacity.

    The first time that you sync after rebuilding, it will have to sync all the music all over again because it's anew library although you keep all the play counts and last played info, it just is a new library anyways. After the first sync, it will be super fast again.
     

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