Five hour sync?
Am I the only one waiting for five hours for my phone to Sync?
I only have 4GB of music and photos, 2000 contacts and don't have
excessive applications anymore. I'm not jailbroken. I don't understand
why it takes five hours with only minor changes since my last sync.
Letís not talk about a full restore. I can get that amount of data on a
$20 USB stick in less than two minute. Other PDA's I've had in the passed
seem to just check for changes, find them and then transfer the data
I haven't seen any blog or forum post so Iím thinking, it's just me?
Last edited by Listy; 07-08-2009 at 12:45 PM.
- 07-08-2009, 01:07 PM #2
- 07-08-2009, 01:11 PM #3
Try changing your sync cord. I too had that issue and it took me anywhere from 4-6 hours to sync, I however, didn't have music or that many contacts, however, I did have about 3GB of apps.
None the less try changing the cord & see if it makes a difference.
It seems stupid, but I can't tell you how many people I've told to do this and the problem got fixed.
- 07-08-2009, 01:58 PM #6
Last edited by Watcher; 07-08-2009 at 02:00 PM.
- 07-08-2009, 02:01 PM #7
- 07-08-2009, 02:20 PM #8
i've got the same model phone, around 3 gigs of music, 2 gigs of video, apps, pics, and podcasts and mine does not take near that long! check the cable as mentioned, and make sure you're plugged into a 2.0 usb not lower. has it always been this slow for you?
- 07-08-2009, 09:53 PM #9
- 07-08-2009, 11:18 PM #10
- 07-09-2009, 06:14 PM #13
- 07-15-2009, 10:30 AM #15
Also, to the OP, is it the actual sync part that is taking that long or the back up phase. My back up takes forever and I normally cancel it because it takes a long time again.
Last edited by sting7k; 07-15-2009 at 10:33 AM.
4.5 hours into a back-up before i do a system restore,
with a new cord. This is a hassle. Then restore JB again.
Don't have time now for a system restore (10-12hrs)
This takes a business tool out of play for to long.
Any suggestions before I restore? Anything appreciated.
Last edited by Listy; 07-20-2009 at 08:31 AM.
- 07-20-2009, 03:16 PM #17iPhone Beginner
- 52 Posts
One thing you might make sure of is that you have the latest version of the iPhone software. Back before 2.1 came out, the iPhone took AGES to back up and this was normal. I used to leave mine backing up overnight because it just took so long. Eventually, a couple of months after we got the 3G, Apple released an update that DRASTICALLY improved the speed of backups. I assume that your software is newer than this but perhaps if you rarely hook to your computer you may have old software.
- 07-22-2009, 04:20 AM #19