Why Does My iCloud Backup Take So Much Space?

I have backed up my iPhone to iCloud. But the iCloud backup takes up so much space. Why does my iCloud backup take up so much space?

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Sofia Albert· Answered on Mar 29, 2024

There are many reasons why your iCloud backup takes up so much space. One of the most important reasons is that the data number on your iPhone is too large. Let's see the reasons in detail:

  • iCloud backup is a full backup of your phone, which means it will include a large amount of data on your iPhone or iPad, such as photos, videos, contacts, calendars, application data, etc. These data types themselves can take up a lot of storage space.
  • The backup settings are not properly managed. For example, the backup frequency is too high or the backup content is too redundant. It may also cause iCloud backup to take up too much space.
  • If the iCloud syncing function is not turned on or there is too much-synced data, it may also cause insufficient backup space. The sync function will sync specific data in the phone to iCloud.

If your iCloud backup takes so much space, you can clear backup data you no longer need, turn off unnecessary automatic backup functions, optimize backup settings, or upgrade iCloud storage space.

If you have too many photos and videos, it will make iCloud take much space. You can consider backing up them to another device, like a computer or an external hard drive. My preferred suggestion is to use a reliable backup tool - EaseUS MobiMover. This software can help you easily back up data on your iPhone to a computer. It will free up the iPhone storage and doesn't take up iCloud storage.

Step 1. Launch EaseUS MobiMover and connect your device to the computer.

Step 2. Tap the "Backup Manager" > "Backup" mode.

Step 3. Click the data type you want to back up.

Step 4. Set the destination on the computer to save the backup.

Step 5. Click "One-Click Backup" to start the backup process.

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