iPhone 3GS + iCloud backup problem

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by fingleburt, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. fingleburt macrumors member

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    I have an iPhone 3GS running iOS 6.1.3, I've only just noticed but my backup to iCloud is nearing it's limit of 5Gigs.

    I checked my iCloud backup options on the phone and noticed a high amount of pictures/video's in my camera roll:
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    So I set about deleting any unwanted pictures/video's from my camera roll and got it down to about 800megs:
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    I then went back to my iCloud backup options on the phone and it's still stating my camera roll as being 3.2GB.

    Digging deeper into my usage settings on the phone :
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    And it shows the correct size for my pictures/video's etc.
    What gives? Why is my next iCloud backup still going to be 4.7GB? And it's still showing my camera roll as being 3.2GB in size when it should be 826MB? I've had to buy more iCloud storage until I can sort this out!!
     
  2. bigcstyle4 macrumors 6502

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    Have you done another backup since deleting those photos? The reported backup size won't change until you actually overwrite the backup with a new one.
     
  3. fingleburt thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi there,

    Yup I've done another backup and it's still reporting my camera roll as 3.2GB. I'm stumped as what to do now.
     
  4. McGiord, Dec 5, 2013
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    Is that value for the current backup or the next backup?
    Are you sure the last backup was completed (not started)?
     
  5. fingleburt thread starter macrumors member

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    I presume as it says "Next backup size" that the 4.7GB is the next backup?
     
  6. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

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    Delete your old backup. Start fresh backup. Your problem should be fixed.
     
  7. fingleburt thread starter macrumors member

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    Sorry but that's not an acceptable solution for me right now, there has to be another way to sort this out. I've been reading that this looks to be a problem specifically with iOS 6.x firmware and the os not deleting iMessage pictures/video's correctly, I'm going to look into the ibackupbot route and see if I can delete the attachments that way.
     

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