Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 7:36 PM (in response to illini40)
why not simply back up?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 8:30 PM (in response to illini40)
Try a reset:
Hold the Sleep and Home button down for about 10 second until you see the Apple logo.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 5:29 PM (in response to illini40)
Thank you, I had the same issue and I wasn't aware how to do a reset.
All fixed, just need to back it up tonight.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 29, 2012 4:59 PM (in response to illini40)
I tried resetting and it still won't back up. I deleted my backup file and tried again still with no luck. Would reinstalling iTunes be any benefit? It is update now and I've run diagnostics and it says everything is OK.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 2, 2013 6:51 AM (in response to Will1144)
I have been dealing with this problem since upgrading to ios 6. I have an old ipod touch that is still running ios 5.? that backs up daily with no problem whatsoever. I have attemped every solution posted on these help boards (i.e. deleting accounts, turning off all apps from back-up, restarting device, changing routers, attempting back-ups through different wifi spots) sometimes one or a combination of these band-aid fixes will work for a day or two, then suddenly the ipad (version 3) will simply stop backing up, and I will spend hours of frustration going through all the tedious fixes. All the while my old ipod touch running ios 5 backs up daily with no problem whatsoever. I have called Apple support and they seemed surprised that this is a problem and offer no real solution whatsoever.
Until Apple gets their head out of the sand on this one, and actually fixes the obvious bug that exists is ios 6 this problem will continue and will not be resolved.