iCloud Storage

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by AX338, Nov 4, 2015.

  1. AX338 macrumors regular

    AX338

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    Your iCloud storage is full warning message recieved.

    I emptied trash/junk and about 1000 old emails.

    Get the same message, how do you refresh iCloud so it can see I have got rid of a load of emails?

    It obviously wants me to 'buy more storage'.
     
  2. AX338 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just tried to send myself an email and it bounced back with an 'over quota' error!
     
  3. AX338 thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. AX338 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Caved in and bought more storage, problem 'solved'.

    Quite a money spinner.
     
  5. mrex macrumors 68020

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    You did exactly that Apple was planning... To sell their cloud.
     
  6. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Or you could use your Delete key and not be an e-mail hoarder. Or delete less at a time. But congrats for throwing money at the problem and blaming Apple. :rolleyes:
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    If you are using a Mac and the Stock Mail app, you can go to the status bar: Mailbox -> Erase Deleted Items -> In All Accounts. After that: Mailbox -> Synchronize iCloud. Give it an hour or so while it processes and deletes from your cloud.
     
  8. AX338 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes must remember not to keep too many emails and not to delete too many at once. Thanks.
     
  9. getrealbro macrumors regular

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    So before you deleted "about 1000 old emails" you went to System>Preferences>iCloud, clicked on that little button in the lower right named "Manage", and saw that Mail was the problem? 'cause, unless your emails contained a whooping load of attachments, it is pretty hard to run out of room for email even on the 5GB free iCloud plan.

    FWIW a much more likely iCloud space hog is photos or iCloud backups that contain photos.

    ---GetRealBro
     
  10. getrealbro macrumors regular

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    Since my last post, two of our three iOS devices have failed to backup to iCloud because there was not enough space. Which was curious because all three had automatically backed up to the iCloud for the last month. System Preferences>iCloud shows that all three backups only use roughly 2.8GB with 2.2GB available on our 5GB plan.

    The first iCloud backup problem occurred on my iPhone a few days ago. When I checked Settings>General>Storage & iCloud Usage>iCloud mange storage.iPhone 6s the Photo Library setting had mysteriously been changed to ON. After turning it off, the iPhone 6s backed up to iCloud just fine that night.

    Tonight i got the same warning that our iPad couldn’t be backup because there was not enough space. And sure enough the Photo Library setting on the iPad had also been mysteriously changed to ON.

    Now I NEVER tell any iDevice to backup the Photo Library to the iCloud. So just how and why did these settings get changed?

    —GetRealBro
     
  11. getrealbro macrumors regular

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    And a miracle happened.... the iPad backed up to the iCloud last night ;)

    I'm growing annoyed at iOS 9's apparently random requests for my iCloud password and changes to my iCloud backup settings. I only use iCloud for Mail, Notes, Contacts, Calendar and iDevice Backups (wo/ photos) and it still manages to be very annoying.

    ---GetRealBro
     
  12. fox1401 macrumors regular

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    i guess the photos in the camera roll is the source of this issue. with the photos frequently backup to the computer, my iPhone and iPad used up less than the 5Gb free iCloud storage. Nevertheless, i upgraded to 50Gb storage just to play safe.
     
  13. thanhtung0893 macrumors newbie

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    Is your icloud space 5GB free?

    u can manage storage in setting or u can buy more 50 GB/ 0.99$ a month
     
  14. getrealbro macrumors regular

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    For many iOS users the issue of whether or not to back up their Photo Library(s) to iCloud is just a matter of how much they want to pay Apple for the extra storage space. But for others, a much larger issue is their upload bandwidth and/or data caps.

    For example, we have over 75GB of photos on our iPad & two iPhones. Because we live “in the country” our upload bandwidth is only 400 mpbs => 180 MB/hr => 4.32 GB/day So backing up those 75GB of photos to iCloud the first time would take over 17 days! Even the smallest Photo Library (on our iPad) is over 10GB which would take more than 2 days to backup to iCloud.

    —GetRealBro
     
  15. yaboyac29 macrumors 6502a

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    $1/month is nothing. You probably spend more money on other junk.
     
  16. rsmith83 macrumors member

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    I have never included my Photo library in iCloud backups. A couple days ago, my phone started giving me the warning that iCloud was almost full. I went into Settings and sure enough, Photo Library was now turned ON under the backup options. I unchecked it and it recalculated, showing that my next backup would only be about a gig. Tonight the error is back, and when I went into settings, the photo library backup is switched ON again.

    Also, for the past two days, I'm getting multiple prompts to put in my iCloud password in Settings. This has never been a problem until two days ago.

    Both issues started around the same time and absolutely nothing has changed. I've been running iOS 9.1 since it was released and the only changes made in the past couple days are newly updated apps (YouTube, WhatsApp, Facebook and FB Messenger). I'd really like to know how to fix this because it's driving me crazy.
     

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