Why is my iCloud filling up? I don't even use iCloud backup.

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by mrkgoo, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. mrkgoo macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    So I have a few devices using icloud to sync my contacts calendars etc. I have very few documents in the cloud, in fact my total data comes up to maybe 20 MB. And it has always shown as such when I log in to icloud to check storage.

    However, I just got a new phone, set it up as new, and now my iCloud says 825 MB left of 5GB. What is taking up the storage?

    I go to any of my devices, and it's the same: it just says iCloud 825 left of 5, currently using 20MB.
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Go to Settings>iCloud>Storage and Backup>Manage Storage. There it will show what's using all of your storage space.
  3. mrkgoo thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    I constantly get given this advice, but my total usage says 20MB.

    No info in the manage pane ever gives me more info as to why I only have under 1GB left.
  4. ugahairydawgs macrumors 68030


    Jun 10, 2010
  5. bripab007 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 12, 2009
    Did you ever have iCloud backup turned on? If you backed up a device to iCloud, then went back to iTunes backups, that iCloud backup is left out there and could be the cause of your used space.
  6. mrkgoo thread starter macrumors 65816

    Aug 18, 2005
    Nope. Under manage it says:
    Icloud backups: 0kb

    As part of troubleshooting you can activate backups and then delete and turn them off to try and 'nudge' it into updating, but no dice.

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