Not to continue ranting about sync issues, but I’ve had a sync going on my iPhone for the past 2-3 hours. It’s ruined my day in terms of what I was hoping to do. Instead of doing some deep reading/writing and running a few errands, I’ve sat at my desk distracted by making sure my phone was charged and that it wouldn’t auto-lock. I’ve also been misleading myself in the hopeful assumption that the sync would be finished any minute now since it was fifteen minutes in.
Is there any way to get better info on what’s happening with a given sync? The status icons I’ve been looking at don’t really give the user any insight or confidence into what’s happening. All I know is that I have what looks to be 1/25th of a circle (or a cloud) left to finish, and that’s for the current database the app is working on. Some of the questions I’ve had are:
- Are the files left to sync/download important to me, or can they wait until later when I can leave my phone alone?
- How many files have been synced/downloaded thus far? How many remain?
- What is the download/upload speed?
These questions are in lieu of an estimated duration, which I assume must be too complicated to implement accurately.
Perhaps a tap on the cloud while it’s syncing should reveal the sync ‘plan’ or something: how many files on which databases are left to sync, differentiate sync status and download status, and so on.
An addendum: what consequences are there to pausing or exiting a sync, mid-sync? If I pack up and go, does it cost me in the long run?