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

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  1. sunking101, Mar 22, 2014
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    sunking101 macrumors 603

    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.
     
  2. Julien macrumors G3

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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?
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

    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.
     
  4. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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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
     
  5. sunking101 thread starter macrumors 603

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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. :)
     
  6. unplugme71 macrumors 68030

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    Email, documents, preferences, etc can all take up those few hundred Kb.
     
  7. maflynn Moderator

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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 :)
     

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