iCloud backup of iPhone used 2.7gigs, mostly photos - how do I delete the backup?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Sean Dempsey, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    Aug 7, 2006
    Before I could change the settings, the iPhone backed up a bunch of stuff to the iCloud. I only wanted to do contacts, but it managed to get 2.9 gigs of photos up there.

    I don't want anything stored in the iCloud but my contacts, but even when I go into the iPhone iCloud preferences and turn it all off and "delete" the data when it asks, it still shows my iCloud as being over half full.

    How can I go about emptying the iCloud of all those photos and videos?
  2. MyRomeo macrumors 6502


    Jul 22, 2010
    United Kingdom
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    Think I can go to iCloud settings, storage and backup, mange backup then pick device and there should be a delete option. Then u just need to start again.

    Hope this helps!
  3. Nicksd84 macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, GA
    I believe that's an iTunes change when you have your iPhone connected. Click on your iPhone and under the summary tab there's a selection to backup to iCloud or your computer.

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