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st5ph5n Level 1 (0 points)
trying to load new ipad OS but forced to back up and taking 20 hours so far ??

around 9Gb on ipad, no video

Ipad great
Itunes naff

ipad, iOS 4
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,211 points)
    Twenty minutes is too long for a backup!

    Try a system Reset:
    Hold down the on/off switch and the Home button simultaneously until you see the Apple logo. Ignore the "Slide to power off" text if it appears.

    Please post back with results.
  • st5ph5n Level 1 (0 points)
    dont like the sound of that will I lose my data ?
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,211 points)
    A Reset does not delete apps, music, photos, movies, or any other data.
  • st5ph5n Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks but it didnt help. tried agqain, 20min to go from the stripey bar to starting backup.12 hours in and its less than a third of the bar completed. Is there anyway to load the OS upgrade without doing a backup ?
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,211 points)
    Not that I am aware of but, you might wish to download the 4.2 User Guide and look for ideas there. Pay special attention to page 170.
  • Tamara Level 6 (13,730 points)
    How often do you normally sync and backup your iPad? My sister had not synced her iPhone since she got it and when she finally decided to sync to do the update, the backup took over 8 hours.
  • st5ph5n Level 1 (0 points)
    thats the big joke- all my stuff is synched already, nothing new, but still forced to back up before upgrade will load. trying again 5 hours 30% complete.

    Finally decided to get my money back anyway, this thing is the worst piece of junk i ever had the misfortune to be conned into buying. my first and last apple purchase.
  • st5ph5n Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks Philly-phan. I would laugh if i wasnt already crying.

    hee hee good one though. and the best advice i had today. I favour dropping it from the 101st floor whilst attached to the Ipad designer

    *+Page 170+*
    +Disposal and Recycling Information+
    +Your iPad must be disposed of properly according to local laws and regulations. Because it contains a battery, iPad must be disposed of separately from household waste. When your iPad reaches its end of life, contact Apple or your local authorities+
    +to learn about recycling options.+
  • Tamara Level 6 (13,730 points)
    Have you done any troubleshooting on your Windoze machine? With Windoze, you need to disable AV software/anti-phishing software/firewalls/etc in order to do a sync. All that extra stuff simply clogs your connection and makes syncing next to impossible.
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 (13,211 points)
    The text that you quoted is on page 171, not page 170.

    You're not very patient when problems arise, are you?
  • st5ph5n Level 1 (0 points)
    7 hours and 50% complete; massive improvement-
    all i had to do was delete everything from the ipad. How could i be so dumb, oh wait so whats the pont of a back up then !! So 7 hours to go but looks like the ipad battery will die in about 6 hours... it wont charge from USB (another prole apple want to ignore

    Patience? yes I can see how that would come in handy if you are an apple user. I also get it, apple is for people who like to rebuild their systems in order to do even a simple task, making it simple would take all the fun out of it.

    Well i been at this for 3 weekends now and Ipad and laptop out of use for most of that time. So yes patience has gone. What i dont understand is why everyone just accepts this nonsense.

    Anyway appreciate the assistance.

    Will look at some of the new tablets on the market and stick with my Vaio and blackberry for now.
  • Tamara Level 6 (13,730 points)
    The majority of people never experience this. For most people, a backup takes 15 minutes or so.
  • st5ph5n Level 1 (0 points)
    Just over 8 hours in and doesnt seem to have moved much say 52% complete

    Well actually seems to be a very common problem. i have been on several forums and plenty of evidence that this is a fundamental problem with iTunes. There are third party fixes being written e.g.

    I might try that before chucking the thing
  • PogoPossum Level 4 (2,505 points)
    I feel for you, but disagree that this is a "very common problem" - if so, you could be sure that the media reporters and Android proponents would be letting us all know about it. Some people are having these problems, but people don't go to a discussion forum to say "everything's great!".
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