iPhone X Mystery iCloud Space Being Used

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ds., Apr 29, 2018.

  1. ds. macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2012
    9084BF0F-D45E-426C-BF96-FB1647C5DAAA.jpeg 8153F8CC-73E0-4444-AFC2-6DB2232129E0.jpeg Hey,

    I got a notification that there wasn’t enough space for my phone to be backed up to iCloud, so I went and checked what was using up all the space and noticed there is 1GB of data that it doesn’t show me what it is for.

    Any help would be great.

  2. akash.nu macrumors 604


    May 26, 2016
    It’s showing everything. Where’s the missing 1GB you talk about?
  3. anitak1982 macrumors 6502


    Nov 10, 2017
    West Central Ohio
    I would delete the back ups and back up on a laptop. The space is being taken up by old back ups
  4. SOLLERBOY macrumors 6502a

    Aug 8, 2008
    When they released iOS 11.3 it split messages from the backup and gave it its own section in iCloud even though igloos messages didn't ship. This resulted in the backups taking less space. A few days later the messages section disappeared but the general backup size didn't increase back to where it was. It still uses the same storage so backups will say 2gb used even if your backups only equal 1.5gb, the other .5gb will be messages. I hope that makes sense but that is what happened.
  5. ds. thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 18, 2012
    One image says 3.9GB, but the next one says 2.9GB and that's all the space that's accounted for. Both the individual things don't total anywhere close to 3.9GB
    --- Post Merged, May 1, 2018 ---
    Do old backups not delete themselves? I've been using iCloud backup for a couple years now and never had this issue
    --- Post Merged, May 1, 2018 ---
    Ah this makes sense. I do have a ton of messages so they could definitely take up 1GB

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