Restoring iphone 5 from 4S backup? How long?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by kmichalec, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. kmichalec macrumors 6502a

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    Started a restore from backup last night on my new iPhone 5 64GB from a backup of the 4S 64GB. The 4S only had about 30 GB of pics/movies/etc on it at the time of back up. I kicked off the backup at 10pm last night. I checked this morning at 7am, and it's still restoring. It had made it through the actual system restore, and was now restoring the apps, but at a speed of maybe 1 app every 5 minutes. Is this normal? Has anyone else experienced this? Could it be because my 4S was jailbroken and the 5 obviously isn't?

    Just curious as to what everyone else is experiencing. :confused:

    Thanks.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    That's very long. My 16gb iPhone 4 -> iphone 5 (32gb) took about 15 minutes and I had the iPhone 4 filled to the brim.

    Are you restoring it from iCloud or iTunes?
     
  3. kmichalec thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Via iTunes with the new cable. Not via iCloud, and not over WiFi or anything like that. Actually, don't think you can do a restore over Wifi, so that couldn't be it. But it's running at the speed it kind of does when you are doing a Wifi sync.

    Was your 4S jailbroken or stock that you restored the backup from?
     
  4. kmichalec thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Strange. I stopped the sync, and started again. Same thing. So I stopped the sync, rebooted my iPhone and PC, and then tried again, and now it's flying. Not sure where the problem was, but it seems to fixed itself.
     

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