iphone is stuck on syncing contacts

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by JosephEsquivel, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. JosephEsquivel macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    #1
    i did a restore and everything, and it seems to just stay on syncing contacts
     
  2. tobefirst macrumors 68040

    tobefirst

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Location:
    St. Louis, MO
    #2
    My computer at work was like that for awhile, I believe. The only way I was able to sync was to disconnect from the internet. I had to reach under my desk and unplug the ethernet cable. Try doing either that, or turning off your wireless and see if that allows it to go through.

    Not a very practical solution, I know. Mine eventually fixed itself somehow, I believe.
     
  3. JosephEsquivel thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    #3
    if i uncheck everything under the info tab, like contacts an calendar, it syncs my music and videos....gonna try i again after i get that on there
     
  4. JosephEsquivel thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
  5. Ilovemygeek macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    #5
    I had this happen to me. Check to make sure your not getting a warning about overwriting . It pops up under Itunes. If you close out that it should proceed to update your contacts.
     
  6. JosephEsquivel thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
  7. cazlar macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    #7
    Yep, ilovemygeek is right I think. I had this happen a few times (once with calendar, once with contacts). Both times it (isync or itunes?) was waiting for me to verify changes as too many had changed at once, but the notice was hidden under a bunch of windows. I'd been stuffing around trying to solve the problem for ages and felt stupid when I finally closed all the windows and saw the verify window.
     
  8. JosephEsquivel thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    #8
    yup, that was it, not my smartest moment....oh well, thats what these forums are for
     
  9. Ilovemygeek macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2007
    #9
    Oh I only figured it out after swearing at my laptop for about 20 minutes, so don't feel bad. lol
     
  10. matts1501 macrumors member

    matts1501

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2008
    Location:
    Mpls
    #10
    wow unbelievable.. just wasted an hour trying to figure that out.. haha a pop up under itunes.. who would have thought
     
  11. epicdeer macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2011
    #11
    stuck iphone syncing

    My iphone 4 suddenly was becoming stuck during syncing (on Contacts or Calendars).

    Eventually I found help in this article:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1627

    which told me to reset the sync services folder by going into the terminal app and typing

    /System/Library/Frameworks/SyncServices.framework/Versions/A/Resources/resetsync.pl reset

    Read the article for complete instructions.
     
  12. christie39 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2011
    #12
    hi - this is a great thread. I had that problem on my iPod touch (the background message about certain amount of data being changed) - when i agreed to it, then my sync worked. (this was a week ago)

    2 days ago i tried upgrading my ipad. i'm again getting stuck on either calendars or contacts (depending on how many times i plug and unplug :( ) but i'm NOT seeing anywhere in the background this window on the conflicts. could it be hidden. What's worse is now that i upgraded my ipad (tho it won't sync) i also CANNOT sync my ipod now.

    i wanna carve my eyes out with a spork. i need to get this fixed. does anyone know where this pop up conflict box might be hidden? i've looked everywhere. :( thanks!
     
  13. xkiller213 macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2011
    #13
    hmmm.. sometimes you might want to check if OUTLOOK.EXE is running in the background.. it might have hung, causing the sync to fail... at least that's what happened to me...
     

Share This Page