Of the many things people complain, slow iPhone backup is very popular. Some people’s iPhone backup takes as long as 4-6 hours (and I wonder how patient they were in letting that happen!) – but a typical iPhone backup (based on an average scale) should take no more than an hour!There are quite a number of reasons for a slow iPhone backup time. Typically, it’s all easy to fix – with a few simple steps. Here are some five tips to fix slow iPhone backup. If you are looking for a faster backup, you should check out all of these – and all except the last one are things you can do quite fast. Here we are:
How to Speed up iPhone Backup Process – 5 Tips
1). Delete The Data First: Most of the time, backups take all eternity because of the data stored. And incidentally, half the time, more than 50% of the data is unused – or unattended to. There might be files that you are never going to take a look at in the future. There’s loads of such data on your iPhone which you should first remove / delete before you think about Backup. First off, this fixes the slow iPhone backup, and secondly, it also helps you have a backup of data which is useful – and not junk!
2). Backup Your Camera Roll and Other Media Files: Over 80% of the cases of slow iPhone backup is because of the number of photos on the iPhone and the media files. Photos on iPhones and media files (music and videos) share a large chunk of storage space. The more you have them all, the more time it adds to the backup process. One suggestion lifted straight from Apple Support is this – copy all your photos and media files to your system via the iPhone instead of backing it up via iTunes!
Once you have all the media-related data stored on your computer, remove the originals from the iPhone – and then backup!
3). Remove Unwanted Apps: Remove all those unwanted / unused apps from your iPhone. What’s the point of backing them up? They’re going to increase the backup time – so remove the “not-needed” types right away before you backup.
4). Do A Backup Regularly: This is a very simple technique – but the most powerful one. A regular backup – once a week or so – would go a long way in helping you keep the backup time for your iPhone to the minimum.
5). Restore to Factory Settings (Cautiously!): If everything above does not help – and if you have the most important data already backed-up, you can try to get a faster backup next time. In order to do this, after you are sure you have all the information you want from the iPhone, restore to factory settings. This will erase all the data, mind you, so be extra careful about the decision. But it will reset everything to default – and make your iPhone almostfresh!