Why is my iPad backup to iCloud so large?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by somukeru, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. somukeru macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2009
    I've deleted my iPad backup from iCloud and tried to do a new backup, with only "Find my Ipad" selected and everything else excluded. This still apparently requires 1.5 gb.

    A backup of my iPhone with Calendars, Contacts, Reminders, Bookmarks, Documents and Data and Find My iPhone selected, uses less than 0.5 gb.

    Anyone know what is going on?
  2. SandboxGeneral Moderator emeritus


    Sep 8, 2010
    Orbiting a G-type Main Sequence Star
    What about the apps that are on it? That's probably where all the data is coming from.
  3. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    What does Settings > iCloud > Storage & Backup > Manage Storage > (your device) show?
  4. somukeru thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 8, 2009
    Ah! Thanks aristobrat, I missed that option. Now I can see where the space is used.

    I had assumed with Documents and Data off, it wasn't backing up stuff from applications. So if the data from apps is backed up by default, what does "Documents and Data" cover??
  5. thunderbunny macrumors 6502a


    Jul 15, 2010
    Cheshire, UK

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