Just backed up my 3GS for the first time...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by michael.hulcher, Jun 19, 2009.

  1. michael.hulcher macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    and it took about 2 minutes! I was kind of shocked. I don't remember my iPhone 3G taking anything less than an hour or so to back up. Ever. I wonder if this is just a product of having a much, much faster phone or what. Anyone else experience a blazing backup?
  2. bobsentell macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2008
    My 3G never took more than a few minutes. So, I didn't notice anything different.
  3. boatski macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2008
  4. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2009
  5. Mike2128 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2008
    This was a problem with 2.0 software to start with, too. They eventually fixed it, but ya, it is/was painful.
  6. garethjs macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    My 3G takes about 10secs on mac os.

    It took a good minute on vista.
  7. Atomicfission92 macrumors regular

    Jan 18, 2009
    I just backed up after adding and deleting some Apps on the iPhone side and on my 3GS it took 8 seconds, not counting the transfer of the new apps to my Mac. My 3G easily took about a few minutes to complete that same task.
  8. woodekm macrumors 65816


    Feb 24, 2008
  9. michael.hulcher thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2009
    OK. I'm not sure what to make of that. I've owned the original iPhone since launch day, the 3G since launch day, and now the 3GS. Syncing, beginning with 2.0 I think....always took forever for me. 30 minutes to an hour or so. The last time is backed up my (brand new replacement 3G on my brand new 13" MacBook Pro) in preparation for the 3GS, it took about 1:30. I'm confused....
  10. TehBest macrumors member

    Jun 16, 2009
    What??? You must have had a screwed up 3g...mine only takes like 20 secs.

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