iCloud backup issue

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by lg251, Sep 8, 2015.

  1. lg251 macrumors 6502

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    I've run out of storage on iCloud, but I'm still trying to figure out how/why this is happening.

    I had this issue before and to solve the problem I'd simply the backup on iCloud and click on backup now. This would work until I'd fall into the same loop again, the backup gets a little bigger every day/week (but still under the 5GB limit) and at some point it won't let me anymore.
    It says you need an additional 4.9GB of space to backup, when actually only 100MB should be needed.

    Last week, I was at 4.6GB per backup...I did not add anything new (maybe a couple of iMessages) but that shouldn't account for 300MB...I don't backup photos with iCloud.

    Am I overlooking anything? I don't mind paying 0.99 cents per month, but I'd like to understand what's happening right now that makes a backup below 5GB fail? Does iCloud need more than 5GB of space to backup 4.9GB (i.e. like when you update applications that are 1GB, you usually need around 2GB of empty space to perform it).
     

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  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Can you click on your actual backup so it shows what the backup size is??
     
  3. lg251 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Actual size is 4.8GB
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Ok that's large. Well the easiest way to fix it is to delete the backup then turn backup off restart your iPhone and turn back up back on. Plug your phone and click backup now.
     
  5. lg251 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did this a couple of times and it seems to be the only way around it. However, it just seems odd that a backup smaller than 5GB does not backup all of a sudden anymore...

    If it does happen one more time, I'll just upgrade to the .99c 20GB package.
     

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