Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 6:44 PM (in response to judyereese)
Have you heard of manual sync? When you use more then one device, you really do not want to have same stuff. So you go to itunes preferences, devices and disable auto sync. Then you decide what you do or don't sync. It allowes you to sync by individual categories, for example for me books on my ipad and music on ipod. Instructions can be found here
Currently Being ModeratedNov 18, 2012 6:55 PM (in response to fromsouth)
Thanks but a manual sync is what I am doing. I'm pretty sure ringtones were unelected from the beginning but they definitely are now. It didn't make a difference. Sync still tries to "copy" them.
Of course the last sync I did hung on the " anti-phishing database" instead of a ringtone so maybe it isn't just the ringtones. <shrug>
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 2:35 PM (in response to fromsouth)
Thanks for the suggestion. I haven't had time to completely follow your steps (removing and restoring apps would be time consuming) but have tried reseting sync history and that did nothing. It's really odd in that the sync does appear to complete. It just 'hangs' on one of the items being 'copied' at the end, usually one of the Ringtones (which aren't even supposed to be on there). I've only had this iPad Mini for a week and it's done this in every sync I've don so far.
When things calm down after the holiday I'll try again with your suggestions.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 6:42 PM (in response to fromsouth)
With fingers crossed I think the problem is resolved. I was having trouble syncing a couple of new apps I downloaded so decided I better take the time to do as you suggested. I did 'cheat' a little in that I unchekced Apps but left them on the device. I also did not uncheck my Outlook data. But I did uncheck everything else, reset the sync history, rebooted, and then rechecked one tab at a time. Its been syncing fine since, so this apparently solved m problem.
Thanks for the help!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 4:50 AM (in response to judyereese)
You are welcome.
If you using icloud for contacts and calendars, do not mess with outlook data settings, please. At some point it will get your data duplicated and more. I spoke to the guy, who had 53 copies of contacts, just cause every time he synced, he checked and forced cloud and outlook at the same time.