Strangely Large iCloud Backup Sizes

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by xepicblast, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. xepicblast macrumors newbie

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    I make use of the iCloud backup a lot, seeing as I don't have much time to back up to my pc. I own both an iPhone 3GS and an iPod touch 4, and since iOS 5, have had them both backing up. However, since iOS 6, and more 6.0.1, my back up sizes have increased from around a GB or two each, now up to around 3 GB, which adding the devices together means I no longer have the ability to back them up to the free 5GB of space. I've tried deleting as much as I can off of each backup to try and reduce the file size but nothing changes, and I can only back up one or the other. Is this just an iOS six bug? I heard rumours saying that iOS 6 sometimes duplicates things without asking but I'm not too sure. If it's not a known bug, any help and tips?
    Thanks
     
  2. enoC macrumors 6502

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    Tried deleting the backups in iCloud and then make new ones?
     
  3. xepicblast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I did, several times, it didn't work... But thanks
     
  4. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    Same "problem" here. Not sure what the difference is, but clearly iOS 6 is backing up more "stuff" than iOS 5 did.
     
  5. enoC macrumors 6502

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    Not sure if it has any effect, but do you have many pictures in albums besides Camera Roll?
     
  6. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    My iCloud backup is about 100MB larger than my iTunes backup is.

    It does seem to store more...
     
  7. briankeith513 macrumors 6502a

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  8. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    iCloud backups tends to get larger and larger even if you don't add anything -- and even if you DELETE things.

    The only way to get it back down to size is to delete the backup and start over.

    Don't ask me why.
     

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