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  • 60. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    Don Trammell Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)
    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.
  • 61. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    socceteer Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    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.
  • 62. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    socceteer Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    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.
  • 63. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    Don Trammell Level 3 Level 3 (620 points)
    Fingers crossed.
  • 64. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    hillclimber100 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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?
  • 65. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    mlchou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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.
  • 66. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    Bloostar76 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Just for my tuppence-worth, I found the main problem was with my firewall and anti virus software. Wish I'd disabled it before registering the Ipad in the first place but shutting the whole lot down seems to work a treat (and reintalling!)
  • 67. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    Mickewing Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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.
  • 68. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    Mickewing Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Note on prior post:
    Adding Zinio changed sync time from 1 minute to 8 minutes, but 1 time only.
    Later syncs without additional magazines dropped back to under 1 minute.
  • 69. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    3isacharm Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm still having problems with the the whole syncing... still taking forever. I only have about 3GB in it. It's been over two hours and nothing (and it's just syncing, not backing up) Idk if it has anything to do that my computer is slow as **** but this is annoying
  • 70. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    socceteer Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)

    I find it very hard to understand how backing up your ipad would require access to the internet. Sounds like a bad design
  • 71. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    Duncan McIntosh Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    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)
  • 72. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    m4ko Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    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.*
  • 73. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    socceteer Level 1 Level 1 (35 points)
    I say we need an option on iTunes that allows us to select if we want to backup and App or not as an intermediate option until the fix the problem .

    They still need to fix the problem. and keep the option.

    Does anyone know if Apple see this as a problem...or are we just waiting our breath..?
  • 74. Re: Very Slow iPad Backup/Sync
    Purpleax Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    The main reason I do backups is so that it backs up my game saves.

    If I have spent days on end getting through angry birds - I dont want to have to do it all again if I have to restore my ipad.

    Here I am now after 12 hours still waiting for my ipad to finish its backup.....
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