If you have a very large library, say 4 hours of video, backed up then it would take hours to restore it. Movies and videos comprise of 3 Gigs per hour HD Video and 1.5 Gigs standard video. If you have a full fledged 13 GB or 25 GB (OS steals a good chunk of it) then it'll take longer than a "Restore as new iPhone".
If you dont have an Authenticator (Blizzard and RSA), SMS or MMS stored, a clean wipe will work faster.
I have had my Iphone 4 phone for only 28 days. I have loaded some applications - maybe 30. I have taken at the very most maybe 10 min of video. I have no other videos loaded and maybe 4 recorded webinars.
I am dong a restore. My phone has now been connected for about 8 hours and it says that is has about 5 hours to go. Last night when I left the phone it said it the bar said it had about 2 hours to go. Thus the time estimates are not correct. I am not sure if I should keep going or if something is wrong. I do need my phone. Do I unplug and go get help?
Isn't this appalling, Nothing to do with the size of your library or how many apps you have downloaded I feel.
I have a brand new iphone 4 with NO music or contacts or apps installed. I made the mistake of clicking "update to 4.3.3.almost 3 hours ago - and so far - in spite of having paid a small fortune for this supposed wonderful device - I am yet to make one single phone call.
The progress bar doesn't seem to be moving and I don't know whether to just unplug the thing or whether to leave it a while longer.
What a nonsense. At least my Nokia works.