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60GB of iPhone storage filled, corresponding iTunes backup takes up almost 100GB - how is that possible?

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Original poster
Jul 11, 2015
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Hello everyone!

Before installing iOS 14 Beta 4 yesterday I backed up my iPhone 8 Plus to the Mac, as recommended by Apple. Annoyingly, even though only about 60GB of internal storage are filled on my iPhone, the corresponding iTunes backup consumes a whopping 100GB (97.8GB to be precise, I even had to hard-link the Backups folder to an external hard drive so I could do the backup...)

On the iPhone
iPhone_Storage.png

On the Mac:
iTunes_Backup_Size.png


How is that possible?

Cheers,
Daniel
 
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