iCloud says I'm almost out of space

Discussion in 'Apple Music, iCloud and Apple Services' started by likemyorbs, Oct 12, 2011.

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    likemyorbs

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    I did my first icloud backup last night and it was only 1.6gb. But icloud says I only have 35mb left and I should buy more space. Why is this? I should have 3.4gb left.
     
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    Go to Manage Storage in iCloud settings on your iWhatever and it will tell you what's using what.
     
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    Mal

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    Remember that Mail and Contacts/Calendar storage takes up space too.

    jW
     
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    Contacts & calendars?
     
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    likemyorbs

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    The whole backup collectively was 1.6gb.
     

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    likemyorbs

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    Anyone? it's just not making sense to me.
     

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    Very odd. Mine seems to more or less tally up. Maybe try resetting it - either remove the backup from Manage Storage, or I think if you turn iCloud backup off it gives you a choice to remove the old backups. Then turn on and try again.
     

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    likemyorbs

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    Thanks, i solved the problem by just doing the backup a second time. Took about 2 hours, but fixed the storage issue.
     

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