Why does my iPad suddenly take a while to sync

Discussion in 'iPad' started by dog352, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. dog352 macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    It used to sync everything in minutes. Now, when I sync, it usually takes more than ten minutes even though there aren't any new files to transfer. Anybody else having the same issue?
  2. iLiveUdie macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2010
    The more new content you get (either on the iPad or the comupter) the longer it takes!
  3. pooryou macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2007
    Backups are happening pretty slowly. Another problem that used to exist on the iPhone but was fixed. Hope they fix this soon.
  4. Simgar988 macrumors 65816


    Jul 22, 2009
    +1 along w/ cached webpages
  5. Slava macrumors member


    Oct 22, 2006
    Plus, sometimes there is a noticeable delay before backup/sync phases start.
  6. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Are you syncing any photos? I've found that turning off photo syncing speeds things up considerably. When you uncheck "sync photos" you are asked if you want to delete photos or keep them on iPad. Say you want to keep them. Then turn syncing back on when you want to update your photos, and turn it off again for regular use.
  7. below sea level macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2009
    My backups can be really slow (one was 15 minutes), but the actual sync part is about as fast as syncing and iPhone or iPod.
  8. gwynne macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2010
    This happened to me after I put several hundred MBs of comics on it with ComicZeal sync.
  9. master-ceo macrumors 65816


    Sep 7, 2007
    The SUN
    Only tried to sync once and h8 it. Couldn't sync on my main sync comp that i sync my iphone wth(macbook pro), because of OS.

    I will not be syncing any pictures or video to my ipad. Hopefully their will be a better way in the future. :apple:
  10. pooryou macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2007
    You can just cancel the backup if you want to.
  11. dog352 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2007
    Ah..the suggestion with the photos helped. Now, it syncs in seconds.
  12. OGDaniel macrumors 6502a


    Dec 24, 2009
    You could just cancel the backup, but that isn't wise all the time in my experience. This happened to me with my Touch, and if I don't hook up to my computer at least once every couple days it takes a long time. I'm sure this problem will be remedied with the next set of bug fixes.

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