iCloud backup keeps growing

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by farleysmaster, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. farleysmaster macrumors 6502a

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    Since upgrading to iOS 9 my iPhone 6 Plus backup has got huge (used to be about 2.2GB, now about 4GB) and it keeps growing. I also can't delete the backup from the iPhone (I get a weird error message)

    Does anyone else have this issue? I'm getting emails from iCloud saying my space is almost used up.

    I guess I'll switch back to iTunes backups and maybe go a restore. Very odd though.
     
  2. Mercenary macrumors 6502a

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    Turn off cloud backup, delete it via another device or from your desktop, turn back on and perform a backup.
     
  3. farleysmaster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, I've done that and it seemed OK for a bit before 9.1 came out. I'm not sure if it's worth backing up to iTunes and doing a restore but that takes hours.
     
  4. Newtons Apple macrumors P6

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    Why is it taking hours to backup via iTunes. I use iTunes once a week to back up and the cloud nightly. Just go to another device and delete your current iCloud backup and start again. I do not back up my images on the cloud and only use iTunes to do that with an encrypted backup.
     
  5. farleysmaster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It takes hours to restore my iPhone is what I meant.
     

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