Why is health data backup 2 GB and when I look at storage it is only 300MB?
Thanks that works! But is this something we need to do Periodically? Hope notThere is a bug with iCloud backup. Every time when you backup to iCloud it re-backs up your entire health data instead of only the changes. Effectively doubling the size with every backup. Delete your iCloud backup and create a new one.
I just noticed this problem too - my health data backup grew to over 1.3 GB after I upgraded to iOS 10 and then restored to a new iPhone last week. For now I've just turned off the health data backup
Yeah, actually I periodically also do an encrypted backup to iTunes manually, but automatically backup to iCloud daily.But if you turn it off and your phone breaks, you won't be able to restore that data, unless you are also doing encrypted iTunes backups.
Did you read somewhere that it is a bug? I agree that it must be a bug (my Health data was taking up 5.6GB in my iCloud backup), but wanted to know if it's a known bug.There is a bug with iCloud backup. Every time when you backup to iCloud it re-backs up your entire health data instead of only the changes. Effectively doubling the size with every backup. Delete your iCloud backup and create a new one.
This bug is still in the system. Are they planning to fix stuff or is it all about shinning new iPhones and volumes..
This is sad. 254mb Health data on my device and in iCloud backup it's now grown over 1.5GB. I mean this is really sad if you think about it. My iPhone 5c only holds 8GB storage and the iCloud backup of this thing is bigger than 2,4GB.
Maybe it's just Apple's way of making us buy that 1,- a month iCloud upgrade package. I only use iCloud for the simple stuff not my main files and I hope I still have enough with my free 5GB storage.
My health data is only 35MB reported in iCloud backup.
But my iOS 10.3 reports a phantom backup taking 5GB even though I have deleted it days ago and never attempt to backup (my broadband/office network has incredibly low speed to iCloud backup server, up to 20KB/s).
Not sure if there is any coincidence with bloated health data issue.