1. cobra302's Avatar
    i just plugged my iphone in, and it started doing a backup, which took around 10-15 minutes. i've only had the phone since thursday, but had never had it take this long. normally it takes around 1 minute if that. after it finished, i hit the synch button again, and this time i didnt see the backup dialog, and the synch took place like normal, under 1 minute. is this common? does itunes only backup the phone every so often? thanks
    06-15-2009 11:06 PM
  2. skaramanga's Avatar
    It does a backup each time you plug it into your computer. If you sync again while it's plugged in it doesn't backup again.
    06-16-2009 08:13 AM
  3. Matt74's Avatar
    It backs up everything except jailbreak stuff. If an app modifies iPhone OS settings, such as how SBSettings can change your battery bar into a numeric percentage, than it'll back up that setting too.
    06-16-2009 08:45 AM
  4. Tramain's Avatar
    Back ups can take hours don't be worried.
    06-16-2009 09:02 AM
  5. BradM73's Avatar
    Yea, I'm backing up my old iPhone 3G and it's already been an hour, and the status bar in iTunes is only about two thirds done. Pain in the butt!
    06-24-2009 02:34 PM
  6. Tramain's Avatar
    If you are on windows you can press CTRL+ALT+Delete and look for applebackup and cancel.
    06-24-2009 03:09 PM
  7. cobra302's Avatar
    i did learn how to restore to a specific backup today! that was cool. i've noticed that my backups are taking a little less long now too. maybe it gets used to it after a while?
    06-24-2009 07:47 PM