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    Default Why are my backups taking FOREVER?

    I have an iPhone 3G 8GB and the backups take FOREVER!!! Like 2 hours minimum. When I updated to 2.1, it took 2.5 hours to backup, and with yesterday's update to 2.2, it took well over 3 hours to backup. I had my iPhone exchanged at the Apple Store today because of a problem so now it is restoring from backup. I started at 9:15pm and it is almost 1am now and it is still not done restoring. Normally, I sync my iPhone with iTunes once or twice a week. I have about 60 apps from the App Store and music takes up most of the 8GB but I still can't see why it takes HOURS? The Genius at the Apple Store it should not have taken 3 hours to update and he did not know why that happened. Any ideas?
    hi

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    Default Re: Why are my backups taking FOREVER?

    Mia, u also have to consider your computer's technical resources that are used by the syncing program. Apple makes nice applications but they take a lot of resources to run. Also, the hardware components may be the cause for the long waiting time.
    Also, newer software updates are not always better.

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    Default Re: Why are my backups taking FOREVER?

    what did u expect , its an iphone

    just kidding =)

    try to reset the phone and upgrade the firmware
    testing

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    Default Re: Why are my backups taking FOREVER?

    Not only do the backups take forever, after my iphone managed to get completely wiped clean my computer auto-updated my backup so i officially lost everything. good one apple!


 

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