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Old Oct 3, 2012, 11:08 PM   #1
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Why is my iCloud backup SO big?!

I got the message today saying

I have tried everything to slim the size of my backup. I've turned all apps off and deleted all iCloud data and existing backups and it still says my next backup will be 4.5 GB!

Why?

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Old Oct 3, 2012, 11:11 PM   #2
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Delete any videos you may have
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Old Oct 3, 2012, 11:26 PM   #3
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They're not being backed up to iCloud. You can clearly see that in the second screenshot.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 12:21 AM   #4
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Did you just get a new phone? If you did this might be it... When I went from the 4s to the 5 iCloud kept my old 4s backup after I restored and then also had my 5 backup for some reason. I just went in to where it says manage storage in iCloud settings on the phone and deleted the old one and it freed up what extra space it was using. Hope this helps

Edit: I saw you already tried that I think. Sorry
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 12:40 AM   #5
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I got the message today saying Image

I have tried everything to slim the size of my backup. I've turned all apps off and deleted all iCloud data and existing backups and it still says my next backup will be 4.5 GB!

Why?

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I have had this happen on 2 of the 5 iPhones i currently own. I have tried every tactic recommended by folks on forums & websites. The only solution that worked for me was to restore the phone and start over. Very annoying.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 01:18 AM   #6
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Is this the only device you have attached to that iCloud account?

At one point I had 14 gigs because I had several devices on the same one.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 01:37 AM   #7
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Delete your text messages. All photos/videos sent and received at stored and labeled as "other" and that is more then likely your cause. It's what happened to me and clearing my texts out weekly solved the problem.
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Old Oct 4, 2012, 01:43 AM   #8
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I got the message today saying Image

I have tried everything to slim the size of my backup. I've turned all apps off and deleted all iCloud data and existing backups and it still says my next backup will be 4.5 GB!

Why?

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Old Feb 10, 2013, 11:03 PM   #9
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I had the same problem. Found the fix here.

Disclaimer - my iPhone is jailbroken so I was about to access the file system using iFunbox

http://thetecherra.com/2012/10/31/ar...rge-heres-why/
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Old Feb 11, 2013, 09:08 AM   #10
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I had the same problem. Found the fix here.

Disclaimer - my iPhone is jailbroken so I was about to access the file system using iFunbox

http://thetecherra.com/2012/10/31/ar...rge-heres-why/
Thank you!
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Old Jun 28, 2013, 09:21 PM   #11
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Smile Ahh, thanks

I wish I'd thought to come here before I bought more iCloud storage in a fit of frustration after I couldn't get rid of the "not enough room to back up" messages. Even after deleting my old backup and removing *everything* from my phone's backup set my backup size was still 8g! Deleting all my old texts -lots of photos and videos I'd forgotten about - did the trick. Backup size is now back to a manageable 2.3 gigs. Thanks for the tip.
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