iCloud is a con! (Or buggy)

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by Damolee, Dec 29, 2012.

  1. Damolee macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012
    Tonight I went over my 5GB free quota for back up, so hey ho... I upgraded to the next size up.

    Afterwards I had a hefty clear out of my photo album after copying everything over to my PC.

    This hasn't effected the back up size. How odd I thought.

    So i've got about 30 wallpapers left on the phone but it still shows as 3.6GB for the camera roll under the manage option.

    This means that figure will always continue to rise under the "back up" option regardless of house keeping.

    Are Apple shafting us or what?

    Does Photostream counts towards this quota? It must do somehow.
  2. ezramoore macrumors 6502a

    Mar 20, 2006
    Washington State
    Which post titles like that ^ you should write for Gawker!
  3. Damolee thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012
    It wreaks of muggery.

    Over inflating back up sizes to push people to pay for a bigger upgrade option. Pretty sketchy if you ask me.
  4. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Try going into iCloud backup settings on the device and delete the entire backup then start over. That fixed this issue for me.
  5. Damolee thread starter macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012
    That alone didn't fix it. What I had to do was unselect everything backed up, then delete back up, then set everything to ON again.

    How strange.
  6. maxosx macrumors 68020

    Dec 13, 2012
    Southern California
    It just takes some patience getting iCloud setup & working. While slightly better than mobile me, the cloud remains a bit of a mystery to Apple. Perhaps one day soon they'll hire experts to help them.

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