iTunes 7.7.1 :: Backups still slow as molasses

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by plumbingandtech, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. plumbingandtech macrumors 68000

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    Just and update for those that thought the new version of itunes would speed up the back up.

    No.

    It does not. Sadly I am well into an hour for my current "sync" and it is still not done yet.

    (yes you can cancel that but every so often I like a full back up.)

    Here's hoping 7.7.1.1.1.1.1.1.1 fixes this.
     
  2. bbplayer5 macrumors 68030

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    So click the little X at the end of the "Backing up" window. Jesus, not that hard. Why whine about something you can stop from even taking place? It will sync your phone like normal after you click the X.

    And if you like to do it every so often do it before you go to bed!
     
  3. plumbingandtech thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Jesus. Read my post. I know I can do this already. So why don't you try reading instead of being a rude little commenter?

    That's a workaround NOT a solution and it leaves you without a full back up.

    What part of not backing up if you do this are you not getting?

    Because I ditched my landline and do not want to leave my phone on the other side of the house while I sleep.
     
  4. plumbingandtech thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Here's some more info on disabling the backups.

    Note: This leaves you in a bad state if you have to back up:


    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20080727060037590

    and a GUI app to do it:

    http://www.twelvepin.com/twelvepin/backupdisabler.html
     
  5. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a

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    my phone backs up in 5 seconds. just make sure whatever apps you have on your phone,download them in itunes also. this fixes the long backup time!
     
  6. plumbingandtech thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Interesting.

    If you download say 3 or 4 apps and then sync. Does the back up stage go fast as well?
    :confused:

    (Also, how many apps would you say you have in total? I have 40 or so.)
     
  7. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Not true. All my apps are on my computer and backups take forever.
     
  8. XianPalin macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded to 7.7.1 last night, did a Sync and got stuck in the hour+ long backup. I was about 90% through, and heard the email notification noise, so I picked it up and slid to unlock to check my email.... :D

    Of course, it was "Slide to Cancel Sync", and I screwed myself :mad: I gave up and went to bed.
     
  9. plumbingandtech thread starter macrumors 68000

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    :):D

    When I am doing a back up sync, I cross my fingers and say "No one call me" over and over for over an hour!
     
  10. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    Same here...i went through 3 backup attempts last night. Each time I needed to access my phone for something before the almost 2 hr backup was complete. So annoying.
     
  11. trunksu macrumors 6502

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    there was a thread awhile back about turning off the crash reports would speed up the backup to 5min or less? :confused: wished i had bookmarked it when i saw it at work.

    i read in another thread a great way to not get disturbed during a backup is by turning on the Airplane mode before you sync.
     
  12. plumbingandtech thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm trying to find the thread too. The one I read covers the iphone for the seatle times?

    + good tip on airplane mode!
     
  13. trunksu macrumors 6502

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  14. tjespo22 macrumors 6502a

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    I have 14 apps. And what I said in
    My
    First post works for me, I also have the other thing set to font send info to apple
     
  15. trunksu macrumors 6502

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    i have both apps on itunes and on my phone and it still takes 4ever (1-2 hours of backup).
     
  16. plumbingandtech thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am beginning to wonder if some of us are suffering from a corrupted sparse image*

    *is that the format our back ups are saved in?
     
  17. darkfiber macrumors 6502a

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  18. 212rikanmofo macrumors 65816

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    back up is taking forever here also, over 2+ hours for me... i have 16gb iphone with 1gb free space. Sigh!
     
  19. darkfiber macrumors 6502a

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    Heck, I got a 11GB a free space on a 16GB iPhone and it took well over 2 hours to backup and at the end it gave me an error messsage.
     
  20. Wormy23 macrumors member

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    I've got 10 apps on my 8GB iPhone and it only takes 2-5 mins to backup. Using iTunes 7.7.1 and 10.5.4.

    I usually 'reboot' my phone every week... will that help? Reboot your phone and try backup again?
     

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