Itunes backup = FAIL

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  1. Vende

    Vende Well-Known Member

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    Is anyone else having massive problems with backing your stuff up? For three+hours I was backing up my iphone stuff, then came a phone call and back to square 1. Reinstalling itunes did nothing.

    I looked one the net for some advice but some of the stuff looked really complicated. Any suggestions?
     
  2. Paulio

    Paulio Well-Known Member

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    iTunes is a terrible program. 'nuf said!
     
  3. No probs backing up for me. 2g Touch btw.
     
  4. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

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    I used to have a big problem backing up as well, The Second to last firmware update fixed it for me though... Then after the most recent firmware update it is even worse than before!!! Average Backup time now for me is over an hour or 2... Hopefully they are able to fix it back again...
     
  5. {klondike}

    {klondike} Well-Known Member

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    Rapture. It sucks.
    It's like 10 minutes max for me.
     
  6. Tennisking1o1

    Tennisking1o1 Well-Known Member

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    I had a lot of apps and about 4,000 songs (around 14-15 gigs) and it took me well over an hour
     
  7. Herp

    Herp Well-Known Member

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    Same here.

    I know my 1st gen took 45m to backup.
     
  8. Moog

    Moog Active Member

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    I had the same problem with my iPod Touch. It took about 45 mins to backup each time. I did a full restore and then restore from last backup and now it only takes 2-3 mins to backup each time.
     
  9. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm... I might just have to try that...
     
  10. pablo19

    pablo19 Well-Known Member

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    problem is it deletes all your music right? is there a way for the restore not to delete music and movies?
     
  11. 1337brian

    1337brian Well-Known Member

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    Nope you'll just have to re-sync all your music and movies I'd imagine...
     
  12. Sambo110

    Sambo110 Well-Known Member

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    Mine backs up everytime I plug it in, takes around 1 minute. It is a 32 gig 2G Touch.
     
  13. No Hero

    No Hero Well-Known Member

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    Go to airplane mode on your phone, calls won't come in
     
  14. Vende

    Vende Well-Known Member

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    Itunes is FAIL FAIL FAIL. Yesterday I gave up after FOUR hours (even on airplane mode), and I just did a restoration about a month ago. How about a goddamn update, apple!
     
  15. Has anyone actually told Apple about the problem? On a Mac in the iTunes menu, click Provide iTunes Feedback.
     
  16. Herp

    Herp Well-Known Member

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    I don't think laggy backups has much to do with Apple, considering not everyone has them.

    Yeah same here. But that backup it does during a sync isn't really a backup. It's just incase something goes wrong during the sync. If you go to preferences in iTunes and look at your list of backups, the ones during syncs won't be listed.
     
  17. They have everything to do with Apple if enough people do have the issue. But unless people tell them, they won't know. I personally don't have the issue, but there may be many out there who do. One of Apple's previous firmware releases was anxiously awaited for it's long-back-up fix. And they provided just that (at the time).

    And the back-up that takes place during the sync IS a back-up. That's why it's called one. If I check my iTunes preferences at the list of back-ups, my last one was today when I last connected my Touch.
     
  18. Herp

    Herp Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't list them for me.... Only when I select to manually back it up. Possible settings change?
     
  19. yourofl10

    yourofl10 Well-Known Member

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    if you have less than 2.0 software for you ipod touch it takes forever! if you have 2.0 or higher its like max 10-15 mins
     
  20. Vende

    Vende Well-Known Member

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    Nope, I am completely updated. Generation 1 iphone with 2.2 (or whatever is the latest) software...

    It's just really frustrating
     

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