iPhone iCloud Backup (cannot be deleted)

DJTaurus

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Why i cannot delete the backup that i used to restore my iPhone?

Also when i choose to backup from settings it creates a new backup copy... it doesnt overwrites the old one. The new backup (which is called "this iphone") can deleted....
 
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rorschach

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Why i cannot delete the backup that i used to restore my iPhone?

Also when i choose to backup from settings it creates a new backup copy... it doesnt overwrites the old one. The new backup (which is called "this iphone") can deleted....
You should be able to by going to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage and tapping on the backup you want to delete, then tapping Delete Backup. Is it now allowing you to?

Also, it keeps three backups and auto-deletes them after 180 days if you haven't backed up at all in that time.
 

DJTaurus

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You should be able to by going to Settings > iCloud > Storage > Manage Storage and tapping on the backup you want to delete, then tapping Delete Backup. Is it now allowing you to?

Also, it keeps three backups and auto-deletes them after 180 days if you haven't backed up at all in that time.
Yeap exactly that!

Same message on the Mac

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I think that has changed from everyone not just for me. You should check it. The only thing i did was to restore my iphone from the last backup.... then it doesnt let me to delete it. Also by default is creates a new backup copy and when i choose manually to take a backup it updates the default new copy it created.... not the old one. The old one stays on top of backups and cant be deleted.
 

haruhiko

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After you restore your phone, iOS still needs to pull individual photos from your iCloud backup so the actual restoration process will end hours if not days later after all your photos have been downloaded back to your phone. So be patient.
 

rorschach

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After you restore your phone, iOS still needs to pull individual photos from your iCloud backup so the actual restoration process will end hours if not days later after all your photos have been downloaded back to your phone. So be patient.
This.

As long as anything is still downloading from the backup (including apps, because it's also downloading the app data from the backup), you won't be able to delete it.
 

Azzin

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I had the same issue when I restored my i6 from the 6+ backup.

You'll be able to do it, but you have to wait for a minimum of 48 hours.