iTunes "finishing synching" for over 2 hours

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by sclawis300, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. sclawis300 macrumors 65816

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    Any thoughts on what to do other than unplug my 5s? Never had this happen before.
     
  2. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    I've been seeing this on iPhone4S, iPhone5S and iPadAir as well.

    I found this tip in another thread: click the "Sync" button while it's stuck in that mode and it should stop after another quick sync.
     
  3. sclawis300, Nov 4, 2013
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    sclawis300 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That started the sync again but unfortunately it is still stuck on finishing.
     
  4. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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    Try reformat and clean install of iOS7 on the iPhone; then set up as new. It seems to have worked on my 4S and my 5S.
     
  5. dasams macrumors member

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    Not necessary as this is an iTunes bug. This happens to all of my devices since the last update and all I do is just unplug the device or stop iTunes. Apple will issue an update soon.
     
  6. sclawis300 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Lets hope so.
     
  7. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I just click on iTunes to disconnect the device. It happens now and then, but doesn't hurt when I disconnect..
     
  8. fiveainone macrumors 6502a

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    Happened to me, but since the sync icon wasnt on the device, I figure it was just iTunes. Unplugged it and got no error messsage so I don't think it's a problem.
     
  9. archrider macrumors 6502a

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    It's been happening to me using my new iPad Air. It's good to know it's a bug in iTunes. I don't want an issue with my brand new iPad. I just click the dismount symbol next to the iPad name to stop it. No problems doing that. I let it run for over an hour once before stopping it. it doesn't happen with initial start up of iTunes with the iPad connected. It only does it when I use the sync button to add some pictures
     
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  11. sclawis300 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    so does it actually complete the sync then, bust just looks like it is still working?
     
  12. g35 macrumors 6502a

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    That's what happens to me. I unplug it even while it gives that message, and after it's unplugged all the stuff appears to be synced. If I plug it back in, the sync button is greyed out suggesting that the sync was successful (ie. nothing left to sync, that's why it's greyed)
     
  13. AK10R macrumors regular

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    I had the same thing happen to me, I activated my 5s Saturday from back up.

    Then on Sunday I was going to do a restore from back up. iTunes started syncing when I pluged in my 5s and got stuck there.

    I waited a bit then clicked the "back up iphone" in the devices. I still had the back up from my iphone 4 but did not need it. It made a new back up and I ejected it when it finished.
     
  14. bradl macrumors 68040

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    Confirmed for me too, and I'm on a 4S, 6.1.2. I unplugged, plugged back in, synced the phone, and it didn't happen a second time. I'll sync again and report back, as I caught this last night.

    BL.
     
  15. firedept macrumors 603

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    Same here. All I do is hit sync a second time and that clears it.
     

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