iCloud Incorrectly Calculating Available Storage

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Statelymwhite, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Statelymwhite macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2011
    I have three devices, and the iCloud backup size on each is about 500MB... 1.6GB total.

    However, iCloud is saying that I only have 1.1GB available out of 5.0GB.

    So what's happened to the other 2.3GB?
  2. Zincous macrumors 6502

    Nov 21, 2008
    Sacramento CA
    Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage

    Here it should show your three devices and their sizes. But also should list "Documents and data" being backed up by individual apps as well. And "Mail".

    My mail account is taking up 1.5 GB currently. So there are other ways of the backup to be used besides just the 3 device backups.
  3. Statelymwhite thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 1, 2011
    I only see Documents and Data for the device I have with me now, and that says 2.5kB

    It very well could be one of the other two could have a bunch in Documents and Data.

  4. anac, Oct 24, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2011

    anac macrumors newbie

    Oct 17, 2011
    First time I used iCloud, it said I was using 3.2 out of the 5. Then I had to change ID and now it says 5 out of 5. I think they are wrong but my question is, will they tell me that not everything has been synced? I am not backing up, just syncing to my iMac. :confused:

    Ok. After doing what zincous suggested it turnes out in my iPhone that I have 5 available! I'm not backing up, just syncing iPhone, iPad and iMac. Guess I don't have that much "stuff" after all"

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