What's taking up all my space?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Nick16, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Nick16, Mar 6, 2013
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2013

    macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Location:
    FL
    #1
    I have the 15GB iCloud storage plan. My camera roll makes up half of that, but what's taking up the rest? The space taken up by the other apps is so small that I know it doesn't equate to 7GB.

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362610755.043955.jpg ImageUploadedByTapatalk1362610785.192191.jpg
     
  2. macrumors 68020

    ugahairydawgs

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2010
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Location:
    FL
    #3
    Just 98KB lol.
     
  4. macrumors regular

    ICON5o2

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2011
    Location:
    Kentucky
    #4
    Could it be SMS or MMS messages or call history?
     
  5. macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2011
    Location:
    Ohio
    #5
    What iOS version are you running? I was having this problem on my 4S and iPad Mini, each taking up a gig of space. No camera roll. This was on 6.0. I think it had something to do with SMS/iMessage history not wiping properly and the only way to fix it was wipe the iOS device and start new.

    But either 6.1, 6.1.1, or 6.1.2, not sure which one, fixed this problem, and my iCloud backups are now at manageable sizes. They both total now a gig in size, which is where I think it should be.
     
  6. macrumors 601

    satcomer

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2008
    Location:
    The Finger Lakes Region
    #6
    It's all the backups for the iPhone in iCloud. If you really want to save space backup the iPhone on the Mac instead.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2011
    Location:
    FL
    #7
    Hm, if messages really take up space then it could be. I have never deleted any texts since I first got an iPhone, about four years ago... I mean literally every single text is still on my phone.
    I'm on 6.1.1. I'll update to 6.1.2 to see if that corrects the problem.

    I've always backed up to my Mac, but then bought the extra iCloud storage in order to backup to iCloud. It's way more convenient because I don't have to remember to backup my phone to my Mac every day manually.
     

Share This Page