Is there a reason why I can't get my full 5GB back in iCloud?

sunking101

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Is there any way to completely erase the iCloud account and start afresh?
I can *apparently* delete all backups and yet I do not go back to my full 5GB of available space, the figure is 4.9GB when all back-ups and all devices are deleted.
 
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Julien

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4.9 may be 4.95 or even 4.999 rounded (or just a few MBs). Very likely that info related to your account is stored and/or formatting reasons or maybe just reading errors account for this super small amount. Are you really in need of this last 1MB to 100MB or just OCD?
 

maflynn

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I don't think you're going to get any more free. 4.9gb is probably so close to 5.0gb. There may be system files/folders needed to be inlace that is occupying some space that is needed for iCloud that you cannot get rid of.
 

Macman45

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I have the same 4.9...It's due to the original default location on a clean Mac installation being the cloud, instead of the location you wish the document / item to be placed.

In my case it was a fairly short Pages doc...I deleted it, but the cloud storage remains at 4.9

I have other things to keep me awake at night..:D
 

sunking101

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Totally not a biggie, I just wondered if something was being backed up to my phone that I'm not aware of, and if so what/where is it. :)
 

maflynn

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I don't think you'll get to the 5gb as I mentioned, but I'd personally like to know what it is :)