Every once in a while my iPad 1 would have problems doing my nightly sync with my MacBook Pro. It would do the backup and then freeze just before completion, roughly 95% of the way through according to the status bar. I've tried leaving it at that state for hours, but it never changes. My only solution is to stop the sync, reboot the iPad while deleting the backup file for the iPad in iTunes, and then plug the iPad back in. It takes a while to get that intial backup done again, but it works. That was an occasional issue, but in the last week or two it's been a constant occurrence. I get it pretty much every day now. I go through my workaround described in the previous paragraph, and I can even plug it back in right away and it backs up a second time normally. But sure enough when I try to sync the next day, same old problem. This is now an annoyance. Latest software is running on all devices. I have several GB free on the iPad and plenty of disk space on the MacBook Pro. Given all that, is there a solution besides wiping out my iPad's contents and starting completely from scratch? I'd be more interested in knowing what is causing this condition to reappear every day. From what I've read as I've poked around for a solution, perhaps too many backups have been done on this device (18 months almost) and I've exceeded some folder limit in the backup area or something. But if I delete the device backup file, shouldn't that start me fresh?