iPhone back-up - How long to wait?
July 20, 2009 9:37 AM Subscribe
iPhone Back-up Question - Why is it taking so long to back-up my iPhone 3G?
posted by birdwatcher to technology (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have an iPhone 3G running v3.0. I bought the 16 GB phone but have only about 4 Gigs of stuff on the hard drive. The back-up phase of the Sync process now runs well over an hour and half and the gauge is only two thirds of the way across the screen. This is a recent problem. I used to be able to back-up in less than 30 minutes. It now takes so long I have had to give up twice and stop the process because I needed the phone for something.
Is this a normal amount of time to wait? Could my new problem be caused by one of the apps I've added? Should I just set it up before going to sleep and let it go? Will it keep backing-up if my MacBook goes to sleep?
Thanks for your thoughts and advice.