4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 14, 2011 4:12 AM by marcozima
Whowherewhat Level 1 (0 points)

Ok, so I've even deactivated the Photo Stream and Documents & Data settings and it is telling me anywhere from 22 to 30 hours to back up.  Does this seem logical?  Anyone else having these kinds of results?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
  • marcozima Level 1 (0 points)

    I didn't check it as I did it overnight but the problem might be if you have a large amount of photos and video in the Camera Roll because those are backed up: I don't think photo stream affects backup time, does it?

  • SSLon Level 1 (5 points)

    The Backup time depends on how fast your upload speed for your internet is.

    The fastest home networks have hardly 500KB of upload speed, so do expect the first backup to be slow.


    Your future backups i believe should be faster but the thumb rule is the upload internet speed is the factor that drives your backup speed.

  • AJDUF Level 1 (0 points)

    When was the last time you backed it up?  Cunningly, I backed mine up last week and although it still took the best part of 8 hours (???) it was sorted and straightforward after that.  The download took almost 10 hours!

  • marcozima Level 1 (0 points)

    I think this low speed might be due to Apple servers which especially these days must be under pressure with all the users downloading iOS5 and activating iCloud.