iOS 6 has a really annoying bug to do with iMessages and attachments. When you delete an iMessage (possibly normal MMS too, not sure) that has an attachment, it doesn't actually delete the file - it only deletes the message and keeps the file hidden away. I know this because my iCloud backup size doesn't drop after deleting an attachment (easily tested with a 1 minute video sent/received via iMessage). Also using a backup recovery tool, it shows message attachments even though I've deleted everything. I currently have about 500mb wasted iCloud storage from message attachments on my iPad, and about 2.5gb wasted iCloud storage from my iPhone. Very frustrating that my iCloud storage is wasted, constantly nagging me that it's full/almost full. I have to keep emptying my camera roll more often at the moment, but it's getting to the point where even that isn't helping. Anyone know of a way to recover that stolen space (without buying more iCloud storage - I'm gonna assume Apple left in this bug so they could get more iCloud upgrade sales )? I don't want to have to wipe my iPhone or iPad and start again.. (restoring a backup puts the hidden files back). Is there a backup tool that I can use to delete stuff out of a backup, but doesn't destroy the backup so I can then restore that (with message attachments removed)?