Itunes won't backup says no space I have a ton of space

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  1. mrskullfreak, Sep 22, 2016
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    #1
    Trying to backup my ip7 iTunes says no space on my mac
    I have a ton of space left.
    Any ideas?
    I have over 800gb of free space and restarted mac and iphone.
    Just tried my iPad it backed it up no problem but won't backup my ip7.
     
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    I got the same notice last night... but i don't have any suggestions for you other than to try again. Mine backed up a few minutes ago. Must bee some weird glitch...
     
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    I have a dozen times it just won't.
    I tried all the other phones in the house and iPad no issues at all.
     
  5. troubleonline macrumors 65816

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    I was onto Apple Support this week for a few hours with same issue. Tried backing up my 6s to iTunes and iCloud several times with no luck. Got the storage message then latterly a message stating phone disconnected when it wasn't. The Apple support person said that sometimes the error message is not accurate in that the MB / iTunes will know there is an error but may not be sure exactly what it is.

    Turned out to be a software error and one we reset and restored the phone it was fine. It will back up now.

    Bit annoying as I like to keep all my SMS messages and some data on apps that don't sync to iCloud but as couldn't do a backup I couldn't restore to my new 7+.

    Mostly am happy that the phone does not have a hardware issue (as was a possibility) because I am about to send away for trade in/sale.
     
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    I got the same message this morning and was like WTF - how much space does it suddenly need! Also had a message about updating to 10.0.2 so did that first and now its happy to backup with the same amount (300GB) of free space :D
     
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    I just swapped out iPhone 7's this new one backs up no problem.
    It was either the phone or a bad restore.
    This new phone I set up as new and had no issues
     
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