HT1386: iOS: Syncing your data with iTunesLearn about iOS: Syncing your data with iTunes
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 3:11 PM (in response to wolverine456)
If that happened to me, I would restore my iPhone. I have an iPhone 5 and it takes me no longer to sync than it did for the iPhone 4S I had previously.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 4, 2012 3:14 PM (in response to wolverine456)
Extended time to sync via USB in iTunes is generally linked to larger amounts of data in the phone, or a problem with some data being able to be read. When the phone is connected to the computer and iTunes, look at the bottom of the iTunes page and see if there seems to be a large amount of "Other" showing now. This is indicative of corrupt data and could be affecting the sync time. You may need to just try another sync on the phone to see if that corrects it, if not it may require the restore as described above.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 3:15 PM (in response to sberman)
OK, tried the restore and still have long sync times. Any other ideas?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2012 3:27 PM (in response to wolverine456)
Here's one possible reason and cure dealing with saved photos: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3603
If that's not the issue, you'll need to get some sense of where all your data is from the bottom of the iTunes page as ChrisJ4203 suggests. Also look at the sync progress statements shown at the top of the iTunes window while the sync is occurring.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 11:51 AM (in response to sberman)
Great suggestion but I don't sync any of my photo's from my pc to my iPhone. I watched the status at the top of the itunes sync session and it appears to get hung up while syncing my calendar from Outlook. That step takes over 15 minutes to complete. Not sure why it takes so long as it never took that long on my old iPhone4 using the old OS (v5). Any other suggestions? You guys have all been great offering your suggestions so far.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 8, 2012 12:35 PM (in response to wolverine456)
If your Outlook is running on a Mac, here's a good troubleshooting reference:
If Outlook is running on a Windows machine, here's that troubleshooting reference:
Finally, here's advanced troubleshooting for Windows sync: