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I just created an icloud account and i am backing it up and it says it will take 3 hours. I have no pictures on my phone so i think its just backing up contacts, reminders, etc. Does anyone know why it would take this long? Is there something that i could be configured incorrectly? Any advice would be great.

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iCloud backups the following:

  • Photos and videos in the Camera Roll
  • Device settings (for example: Phone Favorites, Wallpaper, and Mail, Contacts, Calendar accounts)
  • App data
  • Home screen and app organization
  • Messages (iMessage, SMS, and MMS)
  • Ringtones
  • Visual Voicemails

It might be due to your app data size and also if this is the first time backing up then it will take a bit longer. Have a look at this link, it will explain why else it might take longer.

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