Super Slow App Syncing

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by Ensoniq, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. Ensoniq macrumors regular

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    I'm wondering if anyone else is having trouble syncing Apps that you've bought via iTunes into the iPhone or iPod Touch. Trouble meaning snail-slow syncs.

    Before I installed the 2.0 firmware, I had downloaded 74 of the free apps so that I'd be ready to get them installed. Now that I have 2.0, all my music and videos re-synced at normal speed to my iPhone 1.0, but app syncing is so slow I am going insane!

    How come it was relatively quick re-transferring 6 GB of audio and video, but 127 MB of apps is still syncing after nearly 30 minutes here? The amount of data is like the equivalent of 40 songs of 3 MB each, which would take like 2 minutes.

    Anyone else seeing this slowdown? Does syncing each app require a connection to the iTunes store, which maybe is making things slower considering how many troubles Apple has had today?

    Thanks!
     
  2. kinchee87 macrumors regular

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    It's slow for me as well. When you load music on, it's mostly a direct file copy from your computer to your iPhone/iPod touch. With the apps, they probably go through an installation phase on the iPhone/iPod touch and that would require a bit of cpu time and writing files to different parts of the file system.
     
  3. 00hkelly macrumors 6502

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    I was wondering about the slow installation too, but the above explanation makes sense.

    But wow, 74 apps!! What are you going to do with all those????
     
  4. App1€ macrumors regular

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    Yeah that and backing up my iPhone is taking a year and a day, all I did was take it off for a second to show off my light saber =P now I have to wait forever to put more on.
     
  5. Ensoniq thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nothing, probably...I've already deleted quite a few. I just downloaded the ones that sounded interesting so I could try them out.

    I am finding that many are either buggy, or silly, or not my cup of tea. But at least they were all free apps. I feel sorry for those who have to pay for an app they decide they don't like. ;)
     
  6. punitnaker macrumors regular

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    I bought Super Monkey Ball via the App Store on the iPhone rather than through iTunes. And its taken about 2/3 minutes to sync the app :(. I thought i broke it already!
     

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