Skip navigation
This discussion is archived

Why is iPhone backing up everytime I sync now?

2995 Views 37 Replies Latest reply: Jul 18, 2008 9:29 AM by baco99 RSS
  • Hejamadi Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 13, 2008 12:32 PM (in response to AscendantSith)
    Me too; it spends over 15 minutes taking back-up everytime I dock, followed by sync'ing music/calendar/photos/applications - actual sync is pretty quick as there's not much change on iTunes, but the back-up prior to that is what killing me. Never had this issue on 1.1.4.

    Appears like a bug in 2.0 to me. Even when I haven't executed any app on iphone(meaning there can't possibly more data generated on iphone) since the previous back-up, it still backs up. Take the phone off the dock, dock back, it repeats the same annoying thing - pure waste of my time.

    I unhooked the dock from USB and hooked to wall-charger directly to avoid this for now.
    iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.4.10)
  • Jeff Barlow Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 13, 2008 2:02 PM (in response to Hejamadi)
    I'm having the same problem. I sync once each day after work to update my music playlists, and this has extended the process to at least ten minutes.

    I've tried removing all of the music and videos, restoring the iPhone, and deleting some apps, but nothing seems to make a difference other than the first backup after the restore took almost a half hour!
    PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • simonp Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 13, 2008 2:08 PM (in response to maynoir)
    same here - and takes forever too

    Beginning to regret upgrading to 2.0!
    Mac OS X (10.5.2)
  • w7ox Level 4 Level 4 (2,385 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 13, 2008 2:14 PM (in response to Hejamadi)
    Hejamadi wrote:
    Take the phone off the dock, dock back, it repeats the same annoying thing - pure waste of my time.

    I unhooked the dock from USB and hooked to wall-charger directly to avoid this for now.


    iTunes Preferences has a sync item. You can disable automating syncing if all you want to do is keep the battery charged.

    Phil
  • John Chu Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 13, 2008 2:27 PM (in response to w7ox)
    I noticed this too.

    Luckily, you can also "X" out and skip the *backup part* of the process--if all you want to do is sync your other stuff [music, photos, apps etc.]
    Powermac G5 dual 2.0, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • iPhone Federalist Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 13, 2008 7:58 PM (in response to maynoir)
    This is happening to me too. You all are lucky with the 15 minutes. My backup takes 2.5 hours. No kidding. And it keeps wanting to repeat the process so I just click the X to continue. This must be broken somehow. I am having a completely terrible experience syncing my iPhone with iTunes ever since I installed OS 2.0. I have 2.2 GB of music, 1.2 GB of video, and 1 GB of photos. This is something wrong for sure, and never happened before I upgraded to OS 2.0.
    iPhone
  • dosers Level 2 Level 2 (390 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 13, 2008 10:34 PM (in response to maynoir)
    Same for me, though no horror stores of 20 minutes or 2h.

    But it does take a good 3-5 minutes now backing up, when before 2.0 it was seconds. Nothing particular on my phone, and still 3.x GB free (of 8). Something is broken....

    Dan
    Mac Pro Octo 3.2, 16GB, GT8800, MacBook Pro 2.6, 4GB, Macbook Air 1.8/SSD, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Matthew Ryan2 Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 13, 2008 10:46 PM (in response to dosers)
    Add me to the list...

    My backup takes about an hour. I have 4 GB of music, 500 MB of photos, and 137 MB of apps. After the backup, any changes I've made to music or photos sync in just a few seconds.

    However...if I am installing or removing an app, each app takes nearly a minute. That does not seem normal...a 200k app should not takes a minute when a 3 MB song takes 3 seconds.

    Something is very wrong in 2.0, and Apple so far has been silent on many of these issues. As much as I love them, iPhone 2.0 is going to go down in history as a major Apple blunder. I hope 2.0.1 is around the corner.
  • Gerald Edgar Level 3 Level 3 (615 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 14, 2008 6:13 AM (in response to John Chu)
    John Chu wrote:
    Luckily, you can also "X" out and skip the *backup part* of the process--if all you want to do is sync your other stuff [music, photos, apps etc.]



    where do you X this?
    Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Timmy5685 Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 14, 2008 6:25 AM (in response to Matthew Ryan2)
    This is sooooo frustrating. I am having the same problem. It performs a backup every time I plug in and the backup takes 40 min to an hour. The sync takes about another 10. Often once the sync finishes it starts backing up again. This is crazy!!!

    Message was edited by: Timmy5685
    iPhone 3G
  • Eyetrap Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 15, 2008 10:35 AM (in response to maynoir)
    1) Looks like it happens after every new app you install.
    2) You can click the X to the right where it says backing up and it will stop.

    Message was edited by: Eyetrap
    Windows XP Pro
  • Jeff Barlow Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 15, 2008 11:01 AM (in response to Eyetrap)
    This is absolutely ridiculous.

    Why does backing up under 300MB of data take up to an hour?

    Does this have to happen every time I add an app?

    Why do I have to select "X" to get out of the backup?

    How did this get out of Apple's beta testing?
    PowerBook G4, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
  • Nathan C Level 5 Level 5 (6,260 points)
    iPhone Federalist,

    It does not backup the music or video, but it does backup photos in the camera roll. Have you considered importing your photos from the camera roll, then syncing them back to the iPhone? Synced photos do not get backed up because they should exist on your computer.

    Hope this helps,

    Nathan C.
    iMac G5 17" (work), Mac OS X (10.5.3), iMac 20" Aluminum and Home built Win XP machine
  • photohead Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 16, 2008 9:24 AM (in response to Nathan C)
    Nothing has worked for me; seems like a bug. "Common Apple fix this one", as everything else pales in comparison. The only thing that works, is using the X to cancel.
    imac intel, Mac OS X (10.5.4), NEC monitor added
  • Oliver Chaddock Calculating status...
    Currently Being Moderated
    Jul 16, 2008 2:23 PM (in response to GEdwards)
    It's clearly the apps and the data they store.

    I deleted all the third party apps off my iPhone and not only did the syncing / backup process fly by but also the whole user interface felt snappier again.

    I then put one app back onto the phone - the Byline app for Google Reader users - which although being awesome does store a lot of data (it saves the entire web page for any starred items in your google reader). The end result? The backup process is taking forever again.

    As much as I like Byline, I'm going to remove it again and go back to using the google reader web app. And until apple fixes this issue I won't be buying anymore apps.

    I don't know about everyone else, but i've bought more iPhone apps in 4 days than I have done in 4 years on my mac. However, having a responsive UI on the phone and fast syncing is more important to me.
    Powerbook 12", Mac OS X (10.4.10)

Actions

More Like This

  • Retrieving data ...

Bookmarked By (0)

Legend

  • This solved my question - 10 points
  • This helped me - 5 points
This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions and is for informational purposes only. Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. All postings and use of the content on this site are subject to the Apple Support Communities Terms of Use.