LONG iPhone Backups interrupted

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by doobs, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. doobs macrumors regular

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    WTF is up with the iPhone Backup process that takes over 1 hour for me with 33 small apps? It is extremely excessive and has to start over completely when it is interrupted by a phone call....wtf?
     
  2. JTrain23 macrumors member

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    Same thing happened to me last night. I was doing the initial setup in iTunes. I am pretty sure it has something to do with the apps. What I did today was plug in to iTunes.... when it started syncing I slid the "canel" bar on the phone and synced the contacts manually.... That was the only thing I wanted to sync at the time.... Hopefully they (Apple) can shorten the process.... We'll see.... :rolleyes:
     
  3. Mitch1984 macrumors 6502

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    They should do it so it only backs up the stuff you don't have on iTunes like sms and settings.
     
  4. t0mat0 macrumors 603

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    < 2 minutes per installation. You able to do 33 manual installs on your computer in a normal user fashion? If it's excessive, then do a few at once, or just leave it overnight, and you can get a big backup done too...
     
  5. mdwsta4 macrumors 65816

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    ha! funny, i was going to post the same thing. WTF is up with 'backing up' before syncing the phone? mine takes maybe a minute or two, but still, that's an annoying wait. i don't get why 2.0 has to do this especially if none of my apps change?
     
  6. Wolf103FM macrumors regular

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    I finally came across how to skip the backup process. and it only took 28 seconds to sync afterwards. (I let mine do a full backup once before I did this)
    Quit iTunes, go to terminal and paste
    Code:
    defaults write com.apple.iTunes DeviceBackupsDisabled -bool true
    to re-enable the backup, just change true to false.

    http://gizmodo.com/5029121/how-to-disable-iphones-backup-process
     
  7. rioja macrumors regular

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    Thanks!! My backup was about 15-20 minutes. It was killing me
     
  8. mavis macrumors 68040

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone 3G (white): Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5A347 Safari/525.20)

    Thank you indeed! On my twenty-third restore now; those hour-long backups (which I was never actually able to restore from) were a major pain.
     
  9. doobs thread starter macrumors regular

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    It just occurred to me that you can put your iPhone in Airplane Mode to avoid phone calls that might interrupt the long Backup process.
     

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