1. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    A little confused. Typically Apple gives everyone about 5GB of free iCloud storage.

    So, if I have about 15-20GB of data (Music, Films, photos, etc.) on my iPhone 6s Plus, and back it up to the cloud, wouldn't\shouldn't it fail due to lack of storage space?

    That's always my concern, hence why I always backup to my computer.

    Looking forward to your feedback...
    01-31-2016 08:05 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    If you run out of iCloud storage space your backup won't fail but your device will stop backing up items.
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204247
    01-31-2016 08:16 AM
  3. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Music isn't backed up to iCloud so it doesn't count. Not sure what you mean by "Films" but if those are iTunes purchases, they don't count either.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT204136
    01-31-2016 08:20 AM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Apps don't count either. Only app documents and data.
    I have 270 downloaded apps and have 3.3 gb of my free 5 gb available!
    01-31-2016 08:30 AM
  5. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Ah, so it is more about user data, per s versus app, music, films (movies), etc. Thanks.
    01-31-2016 08:47 AM
  6. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Ah, so it is more about user data, per s versus app, music, films (movies), etc. Thanks.
    You're welcome
    01-31-2016 08:52 AM
  7. robertk328's Avatar
    Ah, so it is more about user data, per s versus app, music, films (movies), etc. Thanks.
    Correct! The theory is you can always re-download apps, etc. but photos, notes, etc should be saved and backed up.
    01-31-2016 09:12 AM

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