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Drewbinator

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Did a direct transfer from my iPhone 12 Pro Max to the iPhone 14 pro max. Everything went smoothly until I realized that none of my attachments in messages had come over. They appeared in the messages when you scroll but not under the contact info at the top. Did a bunch of research and found out if you toggle on and off Siri search for messages it will re-index and pull in all the pictures. However the next day I woke up to a huge chunk of system data that is larger than my iMessage iCloud file. My iMessage file is 30.5gb and my system data is over 36gb. I know it’s messages because my “message” data slowly trickles and lowers itself into “system data.” I thought the whole point of iMessage in iCloud was to save attachments in the cloud to save space on your device. Any help with this would be much appreciated.
 

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Drewbinator

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 24, 2022
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Or if anyone has experience with this. Will the files eventually offload? None of my previous phones or iPad have done this.
 
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