iPhone 3G takes 5 hours to back-up

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Cat1123, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. Cat1123 macrumors newbie

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    My iPhone 3G takes about 5 hours to back-up. I've tried getting rid of old back-ups, but that hasn't worked. Anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. rKunda macrumors 65816

    rKunda

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    Should be much faster. Maybe restore via itunes and use your backup. If that fails, start as new.
     
  3. Cat1123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'd like to avoid doing that, as starting as new would also wipe all my apps and their info...correct?
     
  4. rKunda macrumors 65816

    rKunda

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    No, if you restore then restore from your backup everything will be back as it was. Everything gets wiped if you set it up as a new phone.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1414

    It's easy as pie.
     
  5. Cat1123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I'll try it. But won't I be restoring from a messed up back-up?
     
  6. Hellishness macrumors 65816

    Hellishness

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    Right click on you iPhone under Devices
    Click Reset Warnings
    When the thing pops up and says something like 'Your iPhone contains diagnostic info that can help Apple' uncheck 'don't ask me again' click DO NOT SEND
    do this every time


    my iPhone 3G backs up in under ten minutes after this.
     
  7. Cat1123 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Seems to have worked like a charm! Thanks! I would have been so sad if my iPhone4 took 5 hours to back up...
     

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