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HT4859: iCloud: Backup and restore overview

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HT4859 Any way to know exactly what is being backed up to iCloud?

204 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: May 6, 2013 10:27 AM by charlie74 RSS
charlie74 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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May 6, 2013 9:06 AM

I have a question regarding what gets backed up.   According to the article "HT4859: iCloud: Backup and restore overview", my camera roll should be backed up, along with app settings and a couple of other minor things.


Currently, my "next backup size" is 2.7GB.   However, looking through the list of items to be backed up, I can see my camera roll is 207MB, and adding up all the app settings, they approximate somewhere around 100MB.    Given this, I only see 300-350MB worth of stuff to backup.    Why 2.7GB?



iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.4
  • fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)

    The article at the start of the thread will give you info on what is being backed up. Or there maybe a link inside of that article to a little more info. But I may know what you are looking for. Stuff that article mentions, but is not specified on the page you are looking at are messages. (text, imessage, sms). Imagine that you have few imessage conversations, not only those conversation are saved separately, but also all the pictures and movies that you shared with imessage friends.

  • fromsouth Level 4 Level 4 (3,170 points)

    You are very Welcome! BTW you are not the only one, it was puzzling for me a few months ago. As far as I know if all of us feedback apple they may start providing that feature into back up list.  Site for feedback is and if you don't mind taking few minutes, that would make a difference.


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