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    droid42's Avatar
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    Default "Backup Size" as reported in Manage Storage

    Hi all,

    This is my first post here so a quick "Hi" too...

    I installed the iOS 5.0 GM on Friday on my iPhone 4 and have played around a little with backing up to iCloud. I've already noticed that backups appear to be incremental (which is good) but I've also noticed that my latest backup size is always reported as 2.0GB, despite "Next Backup Size" being reported as 4.3 GB.

    I tried the following:

    1. Delete the current backup (my usage on iCloud is then correctly reported as zero)
    2. "Backup Now" (which takes a while, as expected for 4.3 GB)
    3. After the backup is complete, iCloud reports I'm using 4.3 GB (as expected) but "Backup Size" is still shown as 2.0 GB

    Any thoughts? Is this just a simple bug or is there something else going on that I've missed?

    Ian.
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    *bump*

    Now that there are a few more iCloud users, has anyone else noticed the above problem?

    Thanks in advance,

    Isn
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    Where exactly are you seeing those numbers? I show 2.8gb used (in iCloud on my phone) and I show 2.8 used in my iCloud PC control panel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstark18 View Post
    Where exactly are you seeing those numbers? I show 2.8gb used (in iCloud on my phone) and I show 2.8 used in my iCloud PC control panel.
    Settings / iCloud / Storage & Backup / Manage Storage / Ian's iPhone

    "Backup Size" says 2.0 GB

    "Next Backup Size" says 4.4 GB

    ... and the little green bar at the bottom indicates I have 10.6 GB of 15 GB remaining.

    The last two numbers tally up but the "2.0 GB" stands out like a sore thumb...

    Ian
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    Mine:
    Backup Size 2.0
    Next Backup Size 2.8
    Green bar 2.2 Avail of 5
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    Quote Originally Posted by rstark18 View Post
    Mine:
    Backup Size 2.0
    Next Backup Size 2.8
    Green bar 2.2 Avail of 5
    Thanks for checking that out.

    I just iMessage'd (cool) a friend of mine who's also just upgraded and he reported exactly the same discrepancy... Weird.

    Ian
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    Default Same problem 2.0 GB

    I have exactly the same problem. The space taken up by my iPad (1) backups is about 7.8 GB, but it shows the Backup Size as 2.0 GB. My particular situation was that I had some problems with my original restore, and occasionally (as when I lose connection between iTunes-Mac and the iPad or when I have to restart iTunes), I get a message that my last restore did not complete; do I want to continue, etc. I have no idea if that's at all related to my iCloud incorrect Backup Size message but I thought I'd mention it in case others reporting the Backup Size problem might be in a similar situation.
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    Default Re: "Backup Size" as reported in Manage Storage

    I found that turning off the "backup camera roll" option, then performing a backup, and then turning the camera roll back on solved the problem.

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