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st5ph5n Calculating status...
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Jan 28, 2011 12:05 PM
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 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Jan 28, 2011 12:09 PM (in response to st5ph5n)
    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.
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Jan 28, 2011 12:17 PM (in response to st5ph5n)
    A Reset does not delete apps, music, photos, movies, or any other data.
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Jan 29, 2011 1:57 AM (in response to st5ph5n)
    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.
    http://support.apple.com/manuals/#ipad
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,720 points)
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    Jan 29, 2011 4:17 AM (in response to st5ph5n)
    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.
    Mini x2, iPhone 3G, iPhone4, Air, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,720 points)
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    Jan 29, 2011 6:11 AM (in response to st5ph5n)
    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.
    Mini x2, iPhone 3G, iPhone4, Air, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Philly_Phan Level 6 Level 6 (11,010 points)
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    Jan 29, 2011 6:13 AM (in response to st5ph5n)
    The text that you quoted is on page 171, not page 170.

    You're not very patient when problems arise, are you?
  • Tamara Level 6 Level 6 (13,720 points)
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    Jan 29, 2011 8:51 AM (in response to st5ph5n)
    The majority of people never experience this. For most people, a backup takes 15 minutes or so.
    Mini x2, iPhone 3G, iPhone4, Air, iPad, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • PogoPossum Level 4 Level 4 (2,505 points)
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    Jan 29, 2011 9:30 AM (in response to st5ph5n)
    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!".
    iOS 4, iPhone 3GS, 16 GB wifi iPad, Windows 7
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