Do iCloud Backups Not Count Against Storage Total?

Flow39

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Sep 7, 2014
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I was just looking at my iCloud storage, and ever since 10.3, my device backups have not taken up any storage in iCloud. I have 2.3 GB worth of backups and 1.1 GB in iCloud Photo Library, but only 1.1 GB of my total storage is used. Is this just a bug or something Apple did on purpose? Did Apple change this so device backups do not count against storage totals anymore?

If so, I'm really happy :D
 

Act3

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Sep 26, 2014
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I was just looking at my iCloud storage, and ever since 10.3, my device backups have not taken up any storage in iCloud. I have 2.3 GB worth of backups and 1.1 GB in iCloud Photo Library, but only 1.1 GB of my total storage is used. Is this just a bug or something Apple did on purpose? Did Apple change this so device backups do not count against storage totals anymore?

If so, I'm really happy :D
On 10.3.1 here on my iPad and my iPhone. Backups for both count towards my iCloud quota.
 

chrfr

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Backups definitely count for storage usage with my account.
 

zorinlynx

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May 31, 2007
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Check on icloud.com and see if the numbers match up?

If Apple stops making backups count against iCloud usage that would be a WONDERFUL gesture towards users and the security of their data.
 
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