I'm out of storage just from backups. Why?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by HarryPot, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. HarryPot, Oct 12, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2011

    HarryPot macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2009
    What exactly does iCloud backups?

    I did a back up of my iPhone and consumed 500mb of storage. Now, when I want to backup my iPad, it tells me there is not enough storage. How can this be possible? Is is trying to backup movies?
  2. Freis968 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 1, 2007
    Winter Park, Florida
    Perhaps because you "baked" your iPhone. I don't think that is good for it...:)
  3. HarryPot thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2009

    Also, does backing up to iCloud eliminates physical backups when I sync with my Mac?
  4. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Cheshire, UK
    Settings --> iCloud --> Storage & Backup --> Manage Storage --> xxx This iPad will show you backup options = how big the next backup will be and what is taking up the most space. You can turn individual apps on or off in the backup. Camera roll was my biggest which I've disabled as everything gets sent to my mac via photostream (oooh no, all the photos, I want to delete, damn you apple, haha).

    When you select iCloud backup a little message pops up to tell you that it will no longer backup when you sync to iTunes. Over the betas I have found it useful to disable iCloud backup every so often, take an iTunes backup, and then go back to iCloud backup.
  5. Senseotech macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2009
    You don't even have to turn off iCloud backups. All you have to do is right click the iDevice in iTunes and select Backup, and you'll get a local backup to that machine without removing your previous iCloud backups. Its a great weekly supplement to the automatic, daily iCloud backups.
  6. HarryPot thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 5, 2009
    Thanks! :) It apparently was the VLC app, which had quite some AVI files taking up to 6GB of space.

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