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I think people should actually do whatever they want to do. If I was faced with the choice of waiting for Apple to fix something or to try something that might work from their KB, I know which one I would choose. I think and maybe you can correct me but aren't the iOS developers all the same now? The same OS will be on both devices once Apple releases the upgrade or did I miss something there? In effect you are talking about the same team of guys talking to the same team of guys. I do not dismiss the complaints as being invalid. I have been lucky to not have them as have many others but if Apple is offering a fix then it might be a good idea to take them up on it. It worked for me and plenty others as well.
I am not sure if this is a Windows only. As I said before. they iPhone had this same problem, even worse..It used to take me 4 hours to sync. because it always wanted to back up. After the update it brought it down to about 10 minutes.
Regarding the back up. question. I have mix feeling. every think you have on your Ipad is copied to your computer. So If I have to restore all I have to do is reinstall the firmware and then select what I want copied. So backing up APPs. music. pictures, etc is not needed.
I do have to tell you that all those times when I had to recover my iPhone I was very happy I did not have to type my contacts by hand as well as I had some apps where I had to manually enter data and those were all recovered.
Maybe they should give us an option in iTunes to select what we want to backup.
PS: for everyone's awareness when you are synchronizing you can stop the backup process by clicking the "x" on the status bar. This will only stop the backup and it will continue to synchronize.
I hear you..! Trying different options is how the problem gets resolved. However you have to be cautious and not just take every suggestion...it may make things worse.
I would agree with you 100% if this is a new problem. this is a repeating problem they had already fixed. They need to look at what has changed in this area since the problem was fixed until now.
I hope you are right about the developers, then it should be easier, since they should remember how they fixed it last time.
Hello guys im back again, after removing Zinio and a World Atlas app i was syncing quick again about a week ago, tried again yesterday and im now back to 16hrs plus.Im now wondering if its worth a visit to the Apple store just to see what action they advise if any! I was led to believe an iPad was numpty proof, i must be an extra special numpty! BTW iPhone 3GS super quick with almost identical content, IOS4 could be our saviour?
I just found the iPad backup slow problem might be related to the network setup. When I log in the company VPN, the backup is very slow for 30 min or hours long. Once I turned off the VPN, the iPad backup completed in minutes.
It could happen to you too when you do the sync at work. Most company IT block some external websites especially for those video sharing and e-mail sites.
I guess the iPad backup would access those sites for info and until the connection timeout.
Therefore, using your home computer for sync with your iPad will be faster. or turn off VPN.
Tried most of the suggested solutions, including complete rebuild. What finally worked for me was the removal of an external USB hub. Backup/Sync went from hours to seconds. Sync times:
Factory clean, no add'l apps: 35 sec
Added most apps: 46 sec
Added NY Times, USA Today: 1:01
Added Zinio and a few magazines: 8:38
Subsequent sync, no adds: 0:48
Way better than the several hours it took before.
To add some experience/de-steam:
I'm waiting for a surprisingly long back up, though not as long as others thus far. The current one has taken one and a quarter hours, whereas usually they take no more than 5 mins. Unfortunately I'm not blessed with much patience, so I'm having one of those moments where I'm angrily asking iTunes "JUST WHAT EXACTLY IS IT THAT YOU'RE DOING??".
The only thing new on the ipad since the last back up is the updated half-gig Wired magazine app (which I wouldn't have bothered with had I read the very negative reviews about download problems), so it sounds about right that the long syncs when they happen are related to pdfs/magazines etc. It would be helpful if iTunes could give a bit info on what the monk is working on. That would be the monk inside itunes, carefully writing the backup in fine Blackletter. With illuminations.
(ipad 64GB 3G, 2006 Mac Mini)
I still have the issue with slow backups. It still takes a LOT of time.
As I already pointed out: iTunes just transfers individual files from my iPad to iTunes VERY slowly.
Installing Navigon Europe (about 2GB big) takes under 3 minutes to transfer and install.
However my backup takes about 30-60 minutes - even though the COMPLETE backup folder is just 200 MB big.
So while installing Navigon the data rate is about: 11 MB / second
In the backup process its: 0,07 MB / second
The difference: navigon is "just a few big files" and the backup is "10.000 small files". The data size is irrelevant - the amount of files is the important part.
*Magazine / Newspaper / FarmVille / etc. apps will download lots of small files (like pictures, newsarticles, etc.). Whenever you load new magazines / news / farms / etc the more files iTunes will sync in the next backup process. The more apps like this you use - the longer it will take to backup.*