I currently am using 4.7 gb to back up my iPhone and using 185.2 mb on my iPad. I can't figure out why there is a difference that large. Any ideas? Also, what all does everyone store through iCloud? When I go to my backups it shows all my apps and I have majority of them turned off yet I still have so much storage being used. What all does iCloud store, if anything, that isn't being shown under my backup options? Thanks for any answers!
- 12-04-2012, 09:40 PM #2
- 12-08-2012, 02:37 PM #3
Do what Garz told you.
As you know the iOS-Filesystem provides data storage per app.
So if you often use the 'Open in'-Command you will store data redundant on your device.
It's up to you to look manually for these redundancies in the local app folders and delete them.
Additionally try the following procedure:
Delete your iCloud-Backup and start a new Backup.
I did this several times and it gave me about 1 GB back.
I think the space you get is not only used for the pure data of your device but also for other information (history, ...).
But I am not sure and up to now did not find any further information.
- 12-08-2012, 02:55 PM #5
- 12-08-2012, 03:06 PM #7
- 12-08-2012, 03:08 PM #8
To delete an iCloud-Backup of your device go to
Settings - iCloud - Storage & Backup - Manage Storage - <select your device>
and tap on DELETE BACKUP.
The iCloud-Backup of your device (no data, settings, apps or media on your device) will be deleted.
Then go back to Storage & Backup and swipe 'iCloud Backup' to ON.
Then tap on 'Back Up Now'. Compare your free space before this procedure with that after starting a new backup.
- 12-14-2012, 12:41 PM #10
- 12-14-2012, 04:35 PM #11
since the space difference is between your ☎ and your iPad. I would surmise that it might be your 📷 Roll? I know my wife keeps every damn picture in her 📷 roll so she was swamping the backup. We have two iPhones, an iPad and a Touch so it's got to serve a lot of masters.
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