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4169 Views 23 Replies Latest reply: Jul 23, 2008 8:48 PM by Chantal13
Currently Being ModeratedJul 17, 2008 8:08 AM (in response to jdg9861)I had a very slow backup.
I did File->Transfer Purchases From iPhone
I saw the list of Applications in iTunes fill up with all the Apps I bought directly on the phone.
I then tried Sync, it took seconds.
Clearly any time you buy apps on the iPhone you need to transfer them across otherwise they get included in every backup session.
BillMac Book/Pro/Air, iPhone, AppleTV, Mac OS X (10.5)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 21, 2008 6:47 PM (in response to potato2051)Alright, I started the thread and I'm back here after giving up for a while. My problem was sort of solved for a while. Errrh.. it is not exactly, just sort of.
I don't think flash the firmware again helps. I did that.
Remove backup doesn't help either.
One thing I notice is the applications. OK, some may argue about the apps are not related. But I uninstalled every single app and start adding them one by one. I saw backup time just keep going longer and longer.
Certain applications do cause problems. For example, after removing the German Phrase book, the backup ran much faster (may be 2 mins)
This is just my observation. I don't think the problem is resolved. What if I'm an user who owns a 16GB who just have nothing to do and load up applications? OK, applications probably won't fill up 16GB, but it would take forever to loads up also.
I tried the "Transfer purchase". I'm not sure if that helps. May be I need to install some fat apps to run a test.MBP, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2008 8:29 PM (in response to potato2051)It's very annoying. It will do this even though it backed up just 30 seconds earlier, I unplugged and plugged it back in again as it didn't sync my ringtone that I just made.
Fortunately you can hit the x in the iTunes progress window and it will go on to the rest of the REAL syncing.G5, Mac OS X (10.5.4)
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2008 8:42 PM (in response to potato2051)Oh man.. this is extremely frustrating. Such a small amount of data taking so **** long to transfer. Its like transferring that data over a USB 1.1 connection or something. MAYBE SLOWER!Windows Vista
Currently Being ModeratedJul 23, 2008 8:48 PM (in response to drsailer)I went from 25 applications to 21. The backup time went from over an hour to around 3 minutes. Very odd. The applications I deleted were very small too, so that doesn't account for the time saving. MacBook Pro 17'' | iPod Classic 80GB | iPhone 3G, Mac OS X (10.5.4), Newly divorced from Windows after 21 years