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iTunes Backup Slow? - Top Solutions to Quicken iPhone Backup

It may take a considerable amount of time to back up your iPhone with iTunes, which is changing according to the amount of files you own and the number of times you've synced your device. Many users had this on-going issue that, sometimes, backups are taking an hour or even iPhone backup taking forever and they usually couldn't manage to get over with that problem. Therefore, regardless of whether you have run into this trouble or not, we are going to introduce a few solutions for you to try and speed up iTunes backup on iPhone 7/7 Plus/6s/6/SE/5s/5.

Solution 1: Ditch Old and Unused Apps on Your iPhone

Removing those ancient apps can help to solve this problem by speeding up your iPhone backups, since there will be less data to transfer at each backup. So if you aren't using an old app anymore, get rid of it, there's not much reason to keep it around on your iPhone.

Solution 2: Deleting Photos to Solve iPhone Backup Takes too Long

Your iPhone backups might be slowed down if you have a large camera roll. The reason is that the iPhone backup process will duplicate all your photos regardless of whether or not there having been any changes made to them. So you should backup your iPhone photos and then delete the originals from the iPhone regularly.

  • Launch iPhoto (or Image Capture or whatever app you use to backup photos).
  • Copy ALL images from your iPhone to your computer.
  • Ensure that you have backed up all your iPhone photos to the computer.
  • Delete ALL of the originals from the iPhone/iPod Touch.
  • Proceed to backup as usual through iTunes.

Solution 3: Remove Unused Media from iPhone

In addition to photos, media files tend to increase the time it takes to backup a phone to your iTunes library. If you have videos or music on your iPhone that you no longer need, deleting these files will speed up the backup time. OS X Daily found that removing video files from the iPhone was the most effective in speeding up the backup process. iTunes video rentals can be fairly large in size and take a while to sync, so after viewing these, remove the files from your device permanently.

Solution 4: Regularly Backup Your iPhone

Allowing too much time to pass between backups can really increase the amount of time necessary to backup your iPhone. Try to keep regular backups of your iPhone, just get in a habit of making one full backup once or twice a month. I have noticed a direct correlation between the lengths of time a backup takes to complete and how often I perform full backups: the longer time that passes between backups the slower the backup will be.

Note: To save time, you may need a convenient tool to back up your iPhone regularly. We recommend using Tenorshare iCareFone, which is designed to help iPhone, iPad and iPod users to selectively back up iOS data and restore from backup in case of data loss.

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Now try these solutions to speed up iPhone backup. If your next iTunes backup takes a long time, don't forget to try Tenorshare iCareFone, which can help you backup quickly and easily.

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