Documents & Data

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  1. nanogirl21 macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone else have a crazy increase in Documents & Data storage since the update from iOS 9? I went from 4GB to over 12GB and I have no idea why/how. I did a fresh install and no change. Also made sure I don't have any updates waiting and my Safari info is clear. Any way to tell specially what is eating my storage space? Any tips on how to reduce this?
     
  2. silvetti macrumors 6502a

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    I also have 4,7GB and I have no clue what that is. I have 3.17GB of Apps. I have no Pages/Numbers etc, and my apps total usage is much lower than what it is reporting so I can figure out where these 4.76GB come from :(
     
  3. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    It may be a bug. Have you checked your icloud account online?
     
  4. silvetti macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean by that ?
    In iCloud I have 500mb of Documents usage.
     
  5. nanogirl21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I do use iCloud and use iCloud backup. I have 50 GB plan for iCloud and use over 40 GB of it mainly for iCloud Photo Library. I always done this and my Documents & Data have never been 12 GB. If I look at the "manage storage" under the iCloud section on my phone and the Documents & Data section says 15 mb. My 2 iPhone Back Ups are only 3.3 GB combined.
     
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    I had that problem and solved it by resetting the device and restoring from a backup
     
  8. Aml216 macrumors 6502a

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    It's annoying that it comes to that though! Ugh, sometimes this iCloud thing is so buggy.
     
  9. nanogirl21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i did a fresh install and am manually adding all my stuff back. down to 1 gb of documents and data now.
     
  10. Polekat macrumors regular

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    I have 43GB of documents and date right now. Restoring is the only way to purge that?
     
  11. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Create an iTunes encrypted backup, restore the phone, restore the backup. No data will be lost, but documents and data will return to normal.
     
  12. nanogirl21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Why does it have to be encrypted?
     
  13. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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  14. Polekat macrumors regular

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    Soooo, just tried restoring. Now all the apps that were on my phone did not restore and I have to install them all. I guess the bright side is that my documents and data is at 1.35GB now.
     
  15. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    They won't restore if they were in your iTunes library.
     
  16. Armen macrumors 604

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    my Documents & Data is sitting at 8GB and this is a new iPhone 7+ I setup as NEW. /shrug.
     
  17. nanogirl21 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This thread is not about cellular data.
     
  18. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    It uses cellular data to download stuff off desktop onto phone. Did you read what I posted or nah?

    Everything it's downloading is taking up space...?
     
  19. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    This has absolutely nothing to do with the topic on hand. Documents and Data is app related data on the device itself. What you posted is iCloud related, nothing do with whats physically on the device.
     
  20. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    So everything it's downloading isn't taking up space on the device?
     
  21. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    No its not. Its taking up iCloud Drive space. Completely different.
     
  22. blaine07 macrumors 65816

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    Screenshot I posted says right in it it is downloading desktop to phone.

    "... that file synced to my iPhone."
     
  23. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    iOS does not download files from iCloud Drive. You can access the files from iCloud Drive but they do not make a hardcopy on your device without you manually doing it.

    I can transfer a Pages document from iCloud Drive to my iPhone 'hard drive' but it will not automatically do it.
     

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