Backup too big

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by busterbluth, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. busterbluth macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
    Im having an issue with my iPhone backup. I have iCloud photos turned on, and everything work great and syncs, but I noticed that my iPhone has 20gb go photos (my entire library), and it backs this up separately on my hard drive. This obviously is redundant and takes away from critical space on my RMBP (why oh why didn't i get the large hard drive 3 years ago)...anyways, any thoughts on how to correct this. I was thinking of turning off iCloud photos on my phone, delete everything, and then turn i cloud back on, hoping that it wouldn't actually take up all that space, but just be in the cloud. Of course my fear is that I will just end up deleting all my photos..

    Any ideas?
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I just back up my phone via iTunes about once a week and stop my images from being backed up to the cloud. No need to have them in both places.
  3. sterl320 macrumors 6502

    Apr 3, 2015
    If you want to keep everything you have on the cloud as well as back up, you just need more iCloud storage space. or, do your back ups on iTunes.

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