Why does it take forever to backup your Ipad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Dammit Cubs, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. Dammit Cubs macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    Is it because my battery is at 50% and the power used to power the USB bus is being used to charge the ipad?

    Its taking like an hour + to backup my ipad.
  2. jodorowsky00 macrumors regular

    Feb 28, 2010
    first back ups are always the worst, because it backs up everything, later it just back ups the new files so there way shorter, unless your changing a mess of things like 26 episodes every time you sync.
  3. Zepaw macrumors 65816


    Apr 18, 2010
    Also, the charging is pretty minor so I doubt it is hindering your back up.
  4. Dammit Cubs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Dammit Cubs

    Jul 31, 2007
    Isn't my first backup.....I usually backup every 3 days.

    Reminds me of the 2G iPhones
  5. Jinkst macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2008
    London via Sydney
    Wow you must be backing up a lot of info. Mine takes a minute max to back up. And that was only when I hadn't done so for a few days.
  6. pooryou macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2007
    Seems like we have a regression of an old iPhone bug. Hope it will be fixed soon.
  7. 4DThinker macrumors 68020

    Mar 15, 2008
    Wait. Does it take forever or just an hour? If an hour is forever in your world, you may be suffering time dilatation disease. Quick, (if that's possible) see a quantum physicist! :D
  8. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
  9. nippyjun macrumors 65816

    Jul 26, 2007
    The problem is most likely due to one or more apps slowing down the backup. As I added more apps my backup got longer. Now it takes an hour.

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