How big is your iCloud backup?

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  1. iphonenub macrumors regular

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    I feel like my backup is small compared to people that can't backup without buying more storage. So what is your backup size? Mine is 53.8MB
     
  2. r2shyyou macrumors 68000

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    Mine is currently 1.5 GB.
     
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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  4. scott523 macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; CPU iPhone OS 5_0 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A334 Safari/7534.48.3)

    2.1GB. Most of it are from the three movies I have stored in VLC which shouldn't be backed up really.
     
  5. outphase macrumors 65816

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    You can disable specific apps from being backed up on iCloud in Settings.
     
  6. gloryunited macrumors 6502

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    Can you set it to back up only when connected to wifi?

    Backing up video files of 2.1GB on 3G can use up a month worth of data...
     
  7. zman98 macrumors member

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    About 600MB but I regularly transfer my photos and videos to Aperture & iMovie. I think the only risk of going over the free storage would be a huge camera roll.
     
  8. iphonenub thread starter macrumors regular

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    To back up automatically it has to have power and wifi. Manually it doesn't matter.

    I understand why I'm only at 50MB...empty camera roll :p
     
  9. snook911 macrumors 6502a

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    5.6 GB almost all in the camera roll. I have all my videos backed up on drop box but still can't bring myself to delete most of them. Most are my kids so I like looking at them from time to time.
     
  10. outphase macrumors 65816

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    If you import them into iPhoto and then sync them back via iTunes, you can still have the photos on your phone but outside of the Camera Roll and thus outside of the backup. You won't need them in your backup then because they'll all be in your iPhoto library.
     
  11. MisterDisney macrumors 6502a

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    I'm just over 1GB at the moment. But my wife's is over 20GB.
     

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