iPhone 11 Pro iPhone Backup Size

Cravendale

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Feb 16, 2009
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In setting up my new iPhone 11 Pro Max and restoring from previous Xs Max backup on computer, I've realised that the size of the Xs Max backup file on my MacBook is 28GB!

I normally start fresh each iPhone. But I swear backups are normally 7-8GB.

Is 28GB strangely large or normal? I don't want to be going forward with this backup if for any reason it's corrupted etc, and I can still potentially start fresh instead.
 

Cravendale

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Original poster
Feb 16, 2009
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UK
Mine went from 1.5GB to 13.9GB from my Xs Max to 11 Pro Max. I’m wondering if this will change in future versions of iOS 13?
Ah glad it's not just me! Maybe an iOS thing then - although I'm sure Apple said this iOS would be making apps etc, smaller in size...
 

mdlyen

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Oct 3, 2015
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Ah glad it's not just me! Maybe an iOS thing then - although I'm sure Apple said this iOS would be making apps etc, smaller in size...
I should mention that I’m talking about my iCloud backup. I re-read your post and realized you were talking about the local Mac backup. Mine stayed pretty consistent at about 48GB local backup
 

Cravendale

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Feb 16, 2009
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UK
I should mention that I’m talking about my iCloud backup. I re-read your post and realized you were talking about the local Mac backup. Mine stayed pretty consistent at about 48GB local backup
Your local backup is 48GB? Ok, that makes me a lot less concerned about my 28GB! Thanks