Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2011 9:32 PM (in response to RDewAU93)
Same problem here with my iPhone 4. It's stuck on final step "Waiting for the changes to be applied". I was able to upgrade to iOS 5 but when I tried to sync again to change a setting, I got stuck here. :-(
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2011 11:22 PM (in response to AnotherMacUser)
I also have this problem. I'm totally updated to IOS5 except my books disappeared from the ibooks app. I'm trying to sync them back on but itunes stays on the message you are both getting. Very frustrating. Anyone know how to fix this?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 12, 2011 11:24 PM (in response to RDewAU93)
Just updated my iPad to ios 5 and my iphone has been on GM for a few days now. Both synced normally earlier today but both are now having this exact issue (stuck on "waiting for changes to be applied"). I've tried several times, restarted both devices and the computer and let it go for about 2 hours while I watched a movie with no difference. Guessing is stuck on Apple's end, but why?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 8:38 AM (in response to RDewAU93)
Happened to me too in update to ios5 and all my files and apps are erased (appear to be in library) and ipod won't sync. HELP!!!!!
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 9:03 AM (in response to RDewAU93)
Well I have good news and bad news. The good news is I've got my iPod back and updated to iOS 5 and all my apps/media are intact, thanks to them being in iTunes already. The bad news is I had to do a full wipe on it, which cost me all my app data (all those Angry Birds levels need to be re-done). But, since I don't keep anything life-affecting on it, this ends the headache and doesn't really create that much of a new one.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 9:57 AM (in response to RDewAU93)
RDew, it's good to know that it's working after the restore. I suspect I'll need to do the same with my iPhone 4. I'll lose my Angry Birds levels too, plus all the saved NY Times articles I never get around to reading. I'll copy over the handful of photos still on my iPhone and then do a full restore. Hopefully I won't lose anything in the process.
It's probably a good idea to do a full restore every so often anyway.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 11:49 AM (in response to AnotherMacUser)
So I'm doing a restore at the moment and still getting the same message. Apple I want the last 24 hours of my life back please.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 5:50 PM (in response to RDewAU93)
Tried it twice now with my iphone 4. Both times stuck on last step. All of my icons are showing up for my apps, bu they all say "waiting" and itunes is just spinning saying waitng for changes to be applied.
So did you do a wipe from inside the phone? I did a restore and then a restore as new phone.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 7:12 PM (in response to edrift3d)
When I got to the point when it asks what you want to do (start as new, use an iCloud backup or an iTunes backup), I initially tried an iCloud one to see if it'd at least bring in my online purchases, then I could work with that. But since I hadn't actually backed up to iCloud, that didn't work. I just decided to start as a new iPod then re-synced it to my iTunes, so I got all my apps and media back, but not my app data.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 13, 2011 7:47 PM (in response to RDewAU93)
I'm also having this problem with my iPhone 4 /:
Currently Being ModeratedOct 14, 2011 12:15 PM (in response to AnotherMacUser)
Epilogue to my earlier posts:
After trying everything I could think of to fix this problem, I gave up and did a full restore. Then I spent an hour re-setting up my phone (mail accounts, logging back into all my different apps, many of which I forgot the password, moving the apps into folders, etc.).
- Setting everything up again.
- I lost my Notes. I forgot to save them before doing the restore, and I can't figure out where they sync to.
- I lost all my local data for any apps. For example, I had a lot of saved articles on NYTimes. Oh well. If you have a lot of local data for games or other things, this could be a problem for you.
- All the non-standard words that the iPhone spell checker remembered for me over the past two years are now gone and will need to be re-remembered. I have a new appreciation for the iPhone's intelligent spell checker now that all my custom words are gone.
- Everything works now, including syncs
- I could swear the phone is faster now than it was on iOS 4.x; after originally upgrading to iOS 5, things were slow and glitchy. I must have just had a Vista-like upgrade. Some of this can probably be attributed to iOS 5 and perhaps some of it because of the restore flushing out any gunk that accumulated over the years.
- It is probably a good idea to do a refresh like this every so often. I think I've been carrying around the same data since I bought a 3GS 2+ years ago.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2011 7:30 PM (in response to RDewAU93)
I also did a restore after waiting for this issue to "go away" on its own. After restoring my backup, everything syncs & transfers normally again. Odd issue (it was happening on my iphone4 and 4s) but it's gone now.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 15, 2011 11:23 PM (in response to RDewAU93)
This might help -- I had the same problem upgrading to iOS 5 on a iPhone 4 -- it got stuck on step 6 or 6 every time, waiting for change to be applied.
I remembered from a previous iOS upgrade that Voice Memos didn't sync quite right and tied up synching between old and new iOS versions of Memos... the solution then was to either delete the voice memos on in iTunes or on the phone (can't remember which).
So I deleted all my Voice Memos on the phone and in iTunes, and the syncs work fine now.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 17, 2011 1:12 AM (in response to RDewAU93)
I can't express how grateful I am by reinstalling iTunes as per advice by my buddy. I just install over existing copy. My sync just got working!