Syncing, restoring and resetting 5s

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by gsusser, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. gsusser macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2012
    jersey city
    I've been battling a syncing issue for probably a couple of years as have others.

    Anyway, that's not the point of this post, though related. I tried syncing my iPhone 5s using IOS8, first time. I wanted to update my music. I got the dreaded "waiting for items to copy" message at the end (step 6 out of 6) that never goes away. I canceled the sync and tried again. Same thing. Then I did a sync and unchecked off the box, "sync music." Then I got the dreaded "other" that filled up the status bar on bottom rendering a sync impossible. Or it could have been the other way around - that happened before I did the sync with no music.

    So, what now?... I forgot how I used to fix this as I haven't had this problem for a while (see below). I tried restore and it tried to install IOS8... again! ***** if I was gonna make this an all day project so I canceled. Do I need to do a reset?

    [My syncing issues lessened tremendously when I unchecked the option to make the files smaller.]
  2. kerr macrumors member

    Jul 12, 2010
    I restored my i5 last week without a hitch.

    Now I can't restore a backup of the i5 to my new i6. (NB: the i5 is running iOS 7)

    Am very frustrated.

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