Backing up WhatsApp

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  1. Lukkee24, Sep 16, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2016

    Lukkee24 macrumors 6502a

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    So I've almost run out of iCloud space and I've noticed WhatsApp is taking up a significant amount of space within the backup for my iPhone, as well as having its own separate backup on iCloud. Does this mean I am effectively storing a WhatsApp backup twice? Can I therefore disable WhatsApp under 'Choose data to back up' within my iPhones backup, and instead just keep WhatsApp's own separate backups enabled?
     
  2. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    Just pay the £0.79p a month for 50GB iCloud storage!
     
  3. Lukkee24 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I already have 50gb.
     
  4. Steve121178 macrumors 68040

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    That's an enormous amount of data, is there nothing you can purge? Got any old backups still lingering?
     
  5. Lukkee24 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I know! My iCloud photo library is taking up 33gb somehow, definitely could do a clear out of old videos but would take a lot of time. WhatsApp is increasing my iPhone's backup by 5gb in addition to using 3gb when backing separately, hence I was asking if I could disable it within my iPhone's backup without losing anything if I keep the separate 3gb backup. I've done so anyway so hopefully it'll be fine.
     

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