- Jul 4, 2007
WOW I am really getting sick of this. Anyway, I crashed while updating an application. I called Apple support and they theoize, and I concur, that I just have too apps installed on my iPhone. I have around 60. I again bitched about backups taking so long yada, yada, yada. Anyway, the Apple support guy gave me a few tips. First of all, just have the settings you like, mail accounts, contacts, calendar, and any app that has user settings on your iPhone. Then force a back up by right clicking on your iPhone device in iTunes. Now you have a backup with your settings and very few apps. The back up does not take long. Then sync whatever apps you want. I really scaledown on the apps I put back on my iPhone. Now, when you go to sync and iTunes starts automatically starts making a back up, just click the little X up on the status bar that is showing a backup. All this does is stops the back up but then it will continuing syncing w/o doing a backup. If you ever need to restore from backup, you have your settings, etc, with no apps in a backup file. The restore is much quicker and hopefully will reduce on the number of corrupt backups. The Apple support guy also told me, who knows if he knew what he was talking about, but he said there is an iTunes update coming that will give you the options on what you want to backup on your iPhone. This is a big yeah for me. Secondly, he said that the next iPhone update would try to address stabalizing apps so they do not cause crashes. That is the latest from Dallas.