7 Replies Latest reply: Jul 20, 2009 2:21 PM by jimmy9878
jimmy9878 Level 1 Level 1
mine has been restoring for like 6 hours now?
is this normal ?
all help willl be greatly appreciated

Dell, Windows Vista
  • Anna Sandham Level 4 Level 4
    i can tell you it isn't normal, you'll have to wait for someone else to provide a suggestion of what to do though (sorry)
  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes
    The restoring part consists of erasing the Touch and re-installing the OS, this usually takes less than 15-20 minutes (assuming you're using USB 2).

    After the restoring is complete, re-loading your music, video, podcasts, etc. can take anywhere from 1/2 an hour (if you have very little media) to several hours (if you're loading up to 30GB of media). My last complete re-loading of my 2g 32GB Touch took 14 hours! It didn't used to take that long (somewhere on the order of 6 hours) but I have not yet figured out why (no hardware change, and I am using USB 2). The only thing different for me is iTunes 8.2, but I don't know if that would explain the longer sync times.
  • jimmy9878 Level 1 Level 1
    ok so it depends on the amount of data?
    well i have about 4 gigs of it :S
    and are blue lines going the length of the ipod supposed to happen?
  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes
    jimmy9878 wrote:
    and are blue lines going the length of the ipod supposed to happen?


    If you're referring to the capacity bar under the picture of your Touch, the length of the blue line depends on the amount of music you're loading comparted to your iPod capacity. If you have a 16GB model, then 4GB is roughly 1/4 of the bar. A better judge at "how much longer is this gonna take" might be the status at the top of iTunes -- it should tell you how many songs you've loaded so far and how many songs total (note that you might have to click on the Touch's name to see this status at the top).
  • jimmy9878 Level 1 Level 1
    the blue lines are on my ipod and theyare like the green matrix thing they are going really fast
    and for me it is still verifying the ipod restore ? :S
    im no where close to it saying how many songs
  • rockmyplimsoul Level 5 Level 5
    expertise.itunes
    iTunes
    OK, sounds like you got something else going on, and it don't seem right. Given this situation, I'm not sure what your course of action should be, sorry.
  • jimmy9878 Level 1 Level 1
    ok thanks for ur time