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Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2009 4:18 PM (in response to firstname.lastname@example.org)*** how annoying is this?!!!!
Same **** thing! Both on my iPhone and iPod touch after updating both to iTunes and iPhone/iPod software.
Did Microsoft work with apple on this update?HP Quad core intel, Windows XP
Currently Being ModeratedSep 10, 2009 6:46 PM (in response to drewt1)quick note to say thanks to drew ,,,as this trick changed my backup from being 50% done after 2 hours to being done in 10 minutes ! Love it when u get one of these tips on the forums that works !iphone 3GS, iPhone OS 3.0
Currently Being ModeratedSep 11, 2009 3:39 AM (in response to bourkee9)The first backup was slow, after that quick. Maybe they are using a backup routine that is similar to Time Machine? Anyway, mine is right now.24" iMac, Mac OS X (10.6), 1 T Time Capsule, Apple TV, iPhone 3GS, iPods, Macbook Air
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2009 2:10 AM (in response to email@example.com)It looks like Apple have created a major issue.
It is also affecting me. After successfull upgrade to iTunes 9 + iPhone (3G) 3.1 it just hangs at 'Backing up "xxxx"'s iPhone'
After 1 hour the progress bar has not moved. Unpugging & rebooting have no effect. Can't cancel the sync in iTunes with (x) or by cancel on phone. Seems locked up.
Come on Apple! This is crazy, has this update been tested?
I'm on 32bit Windows 7 RTM which was workign fine with iTunes 8 + iphone 3.0.1Iphone 3G, iPhone OS 3.0.1, (Actually OS 3.1)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2009 4:17 AM (in response to BossHoggUK)Why on earth do we all have to go through such hassle when Apple introduce a new update to the items they sell us?
They obviously do test them but looks like there's a lot of problems that don't appear on the models they test out.
I'd given up backing my phone up since Wednesday but as I'm transferring to a new PC I do want to get a back up on this one just in case.
I'd removed mbox mail from my phone and the back up definitely speeded up after that (albeit taking 15-20 minutes rather than the three minutes it usually took before the new software/firmware but obviously that first back up does include more than usual).
I've also done the re-set warnings, re-boot (which takes a longer time than it used to), and now the back up has gone back to less than three minutes, but that's without mbox mail which I'm now re-installing.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 12, 2009 9:17 AM (in response to drewt1)Awesome! Worked for me too. Thanks!
YES encountered this before, to fix: hit the x in the backup top portion of itunes to stop it. Right click on the iphone in devices on left pane and select "reset warnings" Then disconnect iphone, reboot. When you replug the phone in it will say " send diagnostic info to apple", select no, then the backup will take a few minutes only. Hope that helpsMacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)
Currently Being ModeratedSep 13, 2009 3:00 AM (in response to drewt1)I have had a different issue really. It is not so much the backup that is the problem. That now works fine. My problem is that my iPhone seems to take forever to actually sync. I just decided to stop what was going on three hours of sync to try your method, hoping it would address the issue of the long sync, but no luck with that. I almost wish I could go back to iTunes 8.2.1, but wouldn't, simply because that would always crash and I would have to restart.
Your input on this would be extremely helpful.MacBook 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.5.8), iPhone 32GB, OS 3.1; iTunes 9, MacBook 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2009 1:53 AM (in response to skiphunt)Doesn't work for me. Tried it twice. Still taking very long to do the backup.MacBook Core 2 Duo, 2 GHz, 2 GB RAM, Mac OS X (10.6), iPhone OS 3.1
Currently Being ModeratedSep 14, 2009 4:13 AM (in response to firstname.lastname@example.org)iPhone Syncing can be slow with OS 3.1 and iTunes 9. If you have lots of photos taken on your iPhone and still in your Camera Roll on the iPhone, you need to get rid of them in the Camera Roll and sync them back from iPhoto as an album. Otherwise, all photos on the phone will be backed up every time you sync. That takes a lot of time.
To speed up iPhone syncing, download photos from your phone to your computer, then delete all photos in the Camera Roll on the iPhone. It makes a big difference. Here’s how:
1. Ensure the iPhone is connected to your computer.
2. Open iPhoto.
3. Select the iPhone in the Devices list in the left column.
4. Select all your photos in the camera roll.
5. Make sure to uncheck ‘Hide photos already imported’. This is important so you will be able to delete all photos in the Camera Roll on your iPhone after the sync.
6. Click Import All.
7. Make sure all your photos imported properly (check the # of photos in the dialogue box that appears)
8. Click the Delete Photos button at the end of the import.
9. Make any new albums you want, delete any photos you might have previously imported.
10. Quit iPhoto
11. In iTunes, select your iPhone under Devices in the left column
12 Click on the Photos tab. Select any new events or albums you created or want to sync back to your iPhone
13. Click on the Sync/Apply button
14. Watch in wonder how much quicker your backup of the iPhone proceeds
I can't believe how much quicker my sync is after downloading 212 photos from my camera roll. My backup used to take forever. Now things are much quicker. Can't believe such a simple thing made such as difference.MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2009 3:07 AM (in response to email@example.com)I'm also getting frustrated by this. I even wiped my phone and started completely fresh to see if that helped. It didn't.
Here's hoping that 3.1.1 or something comes out soon, cos this is going to drive me crazy. I love to sync my iPhone just before I leave home and this makes that sync very unpredictable. Will it force me into a backup that could take 5-20 minutes randomly, when no data has changed on the unit? Who can say?MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.1), iPhone 3G, OS 3.1
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2009 8:34 AM (in response to firstname.lastname@example.org)I'm having this issue start again just recently (like the past month)
1. I have done a restore of the device
2. I have no pictures on my iPhone right now, I use Simplify so I don't keep them on the iPhone
3. I've reset warnings and looked at the log files, it's only 4k of files and I'm not sending them to Apple
4. I've disabled syncing of podcasts, music, videos, TV shows, I don't sync my contacts or mail, the only thing I sync are my notes.
5. My backup will never complete, I've let it run for 9 hours and it seems to always get stuck about 1/4 of the way through.
6. I know that deleting my apps and then reinstalling will fix the problem, but I'm really not enjoying having to wipe out my app settings to fix the backup. This will be like the 3rd time I've had to completely wipe the iPhone.
This is getting really frustrating.iMac 20", Mac OS X (10.6.2), iPhone 3gs 32gb