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iPhone Sync Speed (Time)

Occasionally, syncing contacts on my iPhone takes minutes. Like 5-10. Other times, it takes 30 seconds.

I sync with .Mac and Entourage (just the contacts), but I don't think those matter. The .Mac syncing is always on, and disabling the Entourage syncing doesn't magically speed things up.

FWIW, I have only 54 contacts in my "iPhone" group in Address Book, and those are the only contacts that I sync with the iPhone. A few (three or four) have pictures. One has a custom ringtone.

I just ran three syncs back to back. The first took four minutes. The second took five minutes. The third took less than 20 seconds.

4 Responses to "iPhone Sync Speed (Time)"

  1. This also happens to me and a few other people I have asked. There's a thread on Apple Discussions about it, but I have yet to see a solution to it.

  2. Justin Williams said on February 17, 2008:

    This also happens to me and a few other people I have asked. There's a thread on Apple Discussions about it, but I have yet to see a solution to it.

    What's worse, the lengthy syncs always seem to happen when I'm in a hurry. 🙂

  3. Yeah! That's happened to me, too!

  4. I've noticed this takes more time if I happen to have done a "manual" sync to a Mac that hadn't been synced in a while. Yes, it's random, and gives me the feeling like things are broken. Hum...


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