iCloud - What a joke!

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  1. AlexisW

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    Waited up for free download time to do iCloud backup for my iPad 3. Turned it on. Took forever to give estimated time. Finally gave estimated time for less than 1GB. 22 hours!

    Give me a break!
     
    #1 AlexisW, Dec 7, 2013
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    Welcome I suggest it is your internet connection. Run speed test to see what your upload speed is..... Millions use iCloud every day. I do without issue...
     
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    I've seen similar times stated when I started a backup, but it very quickly drops down once the backup gets going, and it's never taken even remotely as long for things to finish. My total backup is in the region of 600 mb.
     
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    Depends if you use iCloud for the first time it's going to be a large file to back up. If you always have it on when it's connected to wifi, locked it will only need to make small back up changes and goes fast.
     
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    Try again at a later time. Mine did the same thing. So I stopped the backup, tried the next day, and it backed up everything in 10 minutes.
     
  6. AlexisW

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    Still not able to do a backup. It does not even kick in when plugged in on wifi and locked.

    What to do, what to do...
     
  7. J. A.

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    My devices need some time until they start backing up. There are times when my mini needs up to 20 minutes until the process starts.
    Did you check your Wi-Fi connection, as suggested by col.bris?
     
  8. AlexisW

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    Yup, wifi is fine.

    I tried last night twice. Both were incomplete. I have fazed out my laptop and only use the iPad.

    Maybe I'll start looking into other tablets that are not dependent on a computer or laptop.

    With the iCloud and iTunes backups you are never certain about what exactly is backed up. It sure would be nice to be able to just copy what you want onto an external hard-drive and be done with it. The data that I want to keep from some apps is in Dropbox. I really want the PDFs in iBooks backed up. Have no idea whether iTunes does that or not.

    Sigh...
     
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  10. AlexisW

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    Thank you J.A.
     

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