Really long iTunes syncs

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Scott6666, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. Scott6666 macrumors 65816


    Feb 2, 2008
    The new 2.0 firmware on a 1.0 iphone.

    Syncing is now taking forever (20+ mins) because it spends a ton of time "Backing up". Anyone else running into this?

    I'm adding and subtracting apps. Wonder if this is cause?
  2. nomadpass macrumors member

    Mar 1, 2008
    Dude... I COULDNT agree more. Backing up for me too forever. What is this backing up and why is it taking 7+ mins??
  3. greenmymac macrumors 6502a


    Oct 25, 2007
    Tulsa, Ok
    Apple has a lot of things They need to fix....
  4. byron_hinson macrumors 6502

    Jun 3, 2003
    Apps have settings and saves to backup now so it may well start to take longer to backup.
  5. Decrepit macrumors 65816


    Sep 6, 2007
    Foothills to the Rocky Mountains
    Make sure you're on a direct connection, or connected through a USB 2.0 hub.

    I accidentally plugged my iPhone into a USB 1.1 hub and it was terrible. 2.0 it chugged right along.
  6. peterhenley macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2008
    I'm getting "sync is complete" even though it's still copying music....the rotating arrows are spinning on the left side by the iphone device.......??
  7. HawaiiMacAddict macrumors 6502a

    Dec 28, 2006
    On one of my Macs of course
    Aloha peterhenley,

    I got that today, on the first sync with my "new" 8GB "iPhonePod touch". I decided to keep my 1st gen iPhone, so it is now, effectively, an iPod touch. My wife wants to use it to watch movies and listen to music. She really wanted to use it as a cell phone without the data, but that's not going to happen with AT&T, but she really loves the User Interface.

    That being said, I noticed the same thing today. iTunes indicated that it had completed the sync with my 1st gen iPhone, but the spinning arrows continued for another 30 seconds or so. I'll watch after I complete my initial sync with my iPhone 3G to see if this continues.

  8. Fuchal macrumors 68020

    Sep 30, 2003
    It now backs up your applications and their data and settings in addition to your contacts, calendars, SMS, notes and phone settings
  9. Mark Booth macrumors 68000

    Mark Booth

    Jan 16, 2008
    When I installed the "illegal" firmware 2.0 on my original iPhone on Thursday, I saw this same behavior. Every time I connected it to iTunes it did a FULL backup and took forever.

    I'm pleased to say that my new 3G iPhone does NOT do the same thing. After I activated the 3G and sync'd it to move over my music and files, it still did a full backup on the very next sync. But since that point, it only does the quick backup, just like my original iPhone did in the past.

    As has been mentioned, the "illegal" firmware 2.0 update is said to contain some developer debug code. The "illegal" one (found and installed by thousands on Thursday) is 7 MB larger than the one Apple released on Friday morning. So.... if you have the early firmware 2.0 update that you manually downloaded and installed, perhaps that is the cause of the problem. The firmware 2.0 on the iPhone 3G does NOT behave the same way.

  10. peterhenley macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2008
    Thanks for confirming I'm not nuts - understand it syncs apps now but it said it was done....

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