1. mglivesey's Avatar
    My question relates to the way iCloud backs up App data, be it when you perform a manual backup or when it backs up automatically when locked & charging.

    For my iPhone 4S, I'm currently using 1.2GB of my 5GB of storage.

    When my iCloud does a backup, is it consuming 1.2GB of data over the Wi-Fi network each time, or does it simply add or subtract the data that it needs to?

    I would hate to think that iCloud is using 1.2GB of my net allowance every night when backing up.

    Thanks in advance guys'n gals
    04-25-2013 07:31 AM
  2. iNotes4You's Avatar
    iCloud uses the space shown in the screen where you initiate a manual backup independent of starting a manual or automatic backup.
    It's a differential backup where only changed data on your device replace older versions on iCloud.

    I recommend to delete the backup every one or two months because the space used will then be reduced up to 10%.
    04-25-2013 07:38 AM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    I prefer to manually backup every couple of weeks when I have the time to manage my upload in the settings
    04-25-2013 10:50 AM
  4. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I prefer to manually backup every couple of weeks when I have the time to manage my upload in the settings
    Same here. I backup to iCloud once a week and to iTunes every couple of days or so.
    kataran likes this.
    04-25-2013 10:58 AM
  5. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    Same here. I backup to iCloud once a week and to iTunes every couple of days or so.
    I never backed up to iCloud at all until a month ago and now this is my same routine. Once a week to the Cloud and every few days to iTunes or when I have app updates where it backs up the same time.
    Just_Me_D likes this.
    05-08-2013 05:30 PM

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