Why does it take Forever to Backup?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sahni130, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. sahni130 macrumors 6502

    sahni130

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    Hello everybody,
    I have an iPhone 3G running the latest software-2.1. Recently my phone has been taking forever to backup- like 10 minutes or more. When I first upgraded to software 2.1 it used to take 2 minutes or less to backup. Does anybody know what is happening or how I can fix this problem?
     
  2. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    Have you added a lot of apps? Maybe try a restore.

    I have 2.1 and it only takes 3 min. max (and I have 8 pages of apps)
     
  3. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

    sahni130

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    I only have 2 pages of Apps, not much at all.
     
  4. westernmass macrumors 6502

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    have you recently added apps with the phone not through pc or mac? when I add apps via the phone then sync it takes a little longer. 10 minutes is really not that long. There was a time it took 45 minutes. Anyway, if you have not added apps not sure what it could be. Search around here it has happened to others.
     
  5. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i did directly download some apps to the phone. is this what is causing it?
     
  6. westernmass macrumors 6502

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    All I can say is that in my case it does take a little while after I download something directly. It has to create the back up. After that first one the next sync should be much faster.
     
  7. sahni130 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    all of my backups are sow.
     
  8. gadgetdad macrumors 6502a

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    I have 7 pages of apps, and my backups arent sow. Only takes secounds. When is the last time you have restored? Maybe a refresh will help?
     

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