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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Phonzoxd, Sep 22, 2017.
Is this normal? Its been sitting at full bar like 1.5hours now.
Are you on fast wifi? I always use iTunes for restores. Much faster....
Yea its pretty fast, like 50mbps.
I was trying to restore on itunes but it ask for password and i didnt know what it is. I thought it was your apple id password but its not.
The password iTunes was asking for relates to your encrypted back-up file. This password is something you set when you checked that box and performed a local back-up on iTunes.
Yea but i dont know what it is. And when i go to change pwd it ask me for my old password.
O well, but for now, is this normal? 2hours plus now.
That's not entirely strange. Restore times can be impacted by server loads at Apple (likely higher than normal today), and the size of your backup. It can often take several hours for a restore to complete.
Sounds like a long time. Maybe the Apple servers are being hit pretty hard considering this is launch day. All you can do is wait it out...
Is it safe to force shut it down? If so how can i do it?
In the same boat. Bar is a tiny sliver from being full, and has been like this for a while. Been waiting about 1.5 hours already, so just gonna wait it out for a while longer.
Let it run.
How big is your backup?
Got tired of waiting. Did a packet capture on my router and found the phone was pinging a t-mobile DNS server periodically, but that was it -- no connections to iCloud -- so I figured the restore must be done. So I forced a hard reset, and it booted up right away and seems to be restored. Crisis averted!
YMMV though, and note that the hard reset process is DIFFERENT for 8 versus 7.
I understand that your concern is for iCloud restoring. I just want to impress that this truly is a no-frills, almost guaranteed method to a smooth restore. Often quicker than iCloud too.