iCloud backup storage calculating incorrectly

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by karansaraf, Dec 7, 2013.

  1. karansaraf macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
    I'm trying to set up my mother's iPhone 4S for iCloud storage.

    The only data I want it to backup are the camera roll photos, of which there is only 1.7GB of data.

    However, it won't allow me to do this, it says the "next backup size" is 5.6GB, despite the fact that there isn't really anything else that should be being backed up. Everything else that is an option to back up is set to OFF.

    Why is there such a large discrepancy in size?
  2. karansaraf thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
  3. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    My best guess is some of the applications you have are caching a lot of data. Messages and Facebook apps are 2 of the ones known for this.

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