Windows Users- iTunes Painfully slow backup
This forum has been incredibly silent on the issue of the painfully slow iTunes back up since the upgrade to iTunes 9.1 for Windows. Background - since the next to last release of iTunes (9.1), my iPhone 3GS running OS 3.1.2 has backed up so slowly that I disabled the backup. Over on the Apple forums, the thread is up to 8 pages of "me too's".
Did someone post a solution (other than turning off the backup) that everyone here is using? This forum usually jumps all over this sort of issue.
- 04-29-2010, 02:40 PM #2iPhone Intermediate
- 132 Posts
I haven't experienced this. I'm using windows, the newest version of iTunes, and 3.1.3.
I have heard people complain about the backup time if they download/upgrade their apps primarily from their phone. If this is your case I've heard deleting the apps from your phone and reinstalling/resyncing them from iTunes will help.
- 04-29-2010, 02:44 PM #3
- 04-29-2010, 02:47 PM #4
Out of curiosity I decided to do a sync and backup of my phone today and time the backup portion.
I started at 11:42am, by 11:43am it was over half done, then around the 65%-70% mark and that's where it sat for about 90 seconds. Then jumped, sat for 20 seconds or so, jumped again, and come 11:45 the backup part was done, the sync'ing was done at 11:46am.
I don't do sync's or backups all that often ( maybe once every other week ).
I'm on Windows 7 64 bit running 64 bit iTunes v 188.8.131.52 and syncing my 3GS.
Yes...eventually the backup completes. My last complete sync/backup took an hour or so. I cancelled a subsequent backup and turned off the backup function so it's not just a matter of one good backup and then normal quick backups following.
- 04-29-2010, 03:06 PM #6
One thing I've seen mentioned before is if you have a lot of photos in the camera roll, backup times will increase a lot. Other than that, I cannot make much of a statement as I'm currently syncing with a 9 year old PC. Everything is slow on it.
- 04-29-2010, 03:10 PM #7
I find iTunes for Windows so slow that I wonder if it is not a gambit to sell Macs.
Win 7, 32bit
- 04-29-2010, 03:17 PM #8
- 04-29-2010, 03:28 PM #9
- 04-29-2010, 03:55 PM #10
How many apps do you have on your device?
I have almost 6 pages of apps, 1 of which is a big app with downloaded maps ( GPS app ). I have minimal songs on my device (171), and no movies ( other than those I have recorded myself that is ).
- 04-29-2010, 04:08 PM #11
- 04-30-2010, 04:08 PM #12
I got about 175 pictures about 8 pages of apps 40 songs... took 4 hours to fully back up (i erased all backup content)
But the backup content builds up so even if you have a lot of stuff.. if you have a previous backup recently and you didn't change much it should be fast
i had the exact same problem but:
1. Clear all syncing data in itunes
2. backup iphone overnight
3. Then back it up every week and it shouldn't take more than an hour
- 12-21-2011, 12:25 AM #13iPhone Nanite
- 2 Posts
Slow iTunes Backup Process
I have also experienced the same problems just like you during my iPhone To Mac Transfer using iTunes on my Macbook Pro. I then used iMacsoft Transfer Tool and I must say I was extremely impressed with its overall working.
If you dont want to use any software, I should tell you to either upgrade the iOS operating system on your iPhone 3Gs or reinstall the latest version of iTunes.
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