My iPad has decided it needs hours to back up. It started the other day after I updated the software. Looking on the web, it could be a corrupt backup, a wonky app or perhaps zinio.
I tried the easy things first and deleted the last backup. It didn’t help. It still took over 4 hours to back up. I didn’t like the idea of deleting zinio since I read most of my magazines on there. But I did delete the magazines which I have read. I thought it might be NPR for the iPad. Lately I have been listening to items and adding more to my playlist. Today I got caught up and emptied the playlist. Still, the long back up.
Because I don’t trust MobileMe for calendar sync, I use iTunes to sync my calendars and contacts, I like to sync my iPad every day or two. This means I have to cancel the backup so it can continue the sun which takes a minute. I have taken to letting the backup continue overnight but that means the lower powered connection does not fully charge the iPad. This is not ideal. I really don’t want to delete zinio. Those downloads take too long with my ever shortening attention span.