Help with syncing my iPad 1

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  1. Brendakrivo

    Brendakrivo iPF Noob

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    After updating my iPad 1 and my iPhone 4 to IOS 5 last week, I didn't have any trouble syncing my devices over wifi. I still don't have trouble with my iPhone. However, yesterday my iPad suddenly wouldn't sync. It goes through the first six steps and then hangs up on this step (Waiting for changes to be applied). It doesn't matter if I originate the sync from my iPad (plugged in) or from iTunes on my PC. Before yesterday, it was working.
    Ideas?
     
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    zorah iPad Junkie

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    I have a Mac and I'm having the same problem with my iPad 1. My iP4 does not have the waiting for changes to be applied hang up. Only thing I found was a voice memo removal thing recommendation, but my iPhone which recorded couple memos, well, again-no problem there. I've read where people have done hard resets, set up as new and still didn't work-so no way, plus still doesn't explain why my iPhone is fine. Stupid as this should be seamless, especially on all Apple products. and my wifi sync doesn't work either and that's for BOTH devices, but I posted that already elsewhere. iOS 5 has been a big bust for me so far.
     
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    richsadams iPad Super Guru

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    If you're simply running into sync problems...that is the iOS upgrade went okay but your iPad just won't finish syncing, that's not new to iOS 5. It's possible something about the upgrade is problematic, but iOS devices hanging on a sync has been around for years. It's usually due to corrupted files of some nature.

    The easiest thing to do is to reset the iPad as well as close and reopen iTunes. That usually fixes things.

    Reset the iPad
    : You can do this by pressing the Home button and the Sleep/wake button on the top the iPad's case and holding them down together for at least 10 seconds, until you see the Apple logo. The iPad should then reset itself. The boot up process will take longer than the restart. Try syncing again.

    If that doesn't do it, try restoring from backup first.

    Open iTunes > Preferences > Devices > Check "Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from syncing automatically".

    Connect your iPad and in iTunes control-click or right-click on your iPad (listed in the left-hand menu). Click on "Restore from Backup".

    After it's finished disconnect your iPad from the computer, shut down iTunes and then reconnect your iPad to your computer and try syncing again. If it still hangs, try deleting the backup and starting fresh.

    Open iTunes > Preferences > Devices > Click on the device's backup in question and click on "Delete Backup" and confirm.

    After that reconnect your iOS device to your computer and let iTunes create a new backup and sync.

    If you're using iCloud to backup you can do the same thing but you'll need to turn the iCloud backup service off first.

    On your iPad open the Settings App > iCloud > Storage and Backup > iCloud Backup "Off". In iTunes click on the "Back up to this computer" radio button.

    Then perform the iTunes backup listed above. Once the backup and sync are done on iTunes you can turn the iCloud Backup service on again.

    FWIW I'm using the iCloud Backup without any issues (iPad 1) but I also keep a random backup on iTunes the "old fashioned way" just in case one or the other goes wrong.

    More here:

    iTunes: About iOS backups

    iPad: Unable to complete backup in iTunes

    Hope that helps!
     
    Last edited: Oct 26, 2011
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    zorah iPad Junkie

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    Thanks so much anyway, but it didn't do the trick. I don't know what this hang up means in terms of not getting a proper synch, because that issue would render my iPad just left in limbo then. What in the world else might resolve this? My iPhone 4 doesn't do this with iOS 5.
     

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