8 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2011 10:41 AM by ashash58
Whoie Level 1 (0 points)

I've been waiting 3 hours so far and the green bar seems to be stuck at 1/5

The time remaining keeps adding more time and i'm at 22 hours remaing right now.

Is there something wrong? or will I just have to wait and see what happens

iPhone 4
  • grod from saint charles Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same issue on ipad 2 upgrade to ios5.  At one point it said less than one minute remaining then it's progressively moved up to 22 minutes.  It's been 4 hours. 


    Do we stop and start over or just wait?


    There are postings suggesting security software setting issues or port issues but it seems those are in response to error messages not just taking a long time.


    Any answers for being stuck / taking a long time?

  • paulthevillain Level 1 (0 points)

    I'm having the same problem with my iphone as well, mines been restoring for about 12 hours and says there is about 17 minutes remaining, which has slowing gone up from 1 minute remaining! No idea what to do, any ideas anyone?

  • Davids26 Level 1 (0 points)

    Did anyone finish the restore from backup after all this time?

  • paulthevillain Level 1 (0 points)

    Mine says that it is still restoring! Somebody on another discussion recommended the following, although I haven't had chance to try this yet or not sure if I should just disconnect from the restore process?


    Looks like your backup can't be read by iTunes.

    You should start from the scratch by setting it up "as new device". All the data needed like contacts, apps, media should already be on your computer.

    How to set up your iPhone or iPod touch as a new device

  • Davids26 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yesterday evning I killed the restore after 3 hours disconnecting the USB.

    When I pluged a second time the device to the PC it automatically started the restore (the one now it's taking 12 hours and more) but this time on the left of the screen there is the name of my device, so it seems Itunes recognized my Iphone.

    I don't konw if this helps.

  • Davids26 Level 1 (0 points)

    I solved with my Iphone4 restore from back up.

    After I left all night long working on the back up, I disconected it from Itunes ( it gave error (-10) ) and restarted my PC (Vista).When I re connected the device to Itunes it completed the restore in few seconds.

    It seems before It wasn't able to close the restore and all seems run ok.

    I hope this helps

  • dkernan Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks Davids26!!!  Back up and running within 5 minutes.

  • ashash58 Level 1 (0 points)

    i have the same problem but im updating my ipad 1 , and it has been on backing up for about 6hours coming up to 7. what should i do ?