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If I have a limit of free 5GB iCloud, and the Backup Info states:

  • Backup Size: 4.28GB
  • Next Backup Size: 1.10GB

Doesn't this mean the next backup will be smaller? Therefore, shouldn't it overwrite/delete the existing backup and thus still be within the 5GB limit?

My backups keep failing because of lack of space.

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This means your current backup size on iCloud is 4.28GB. The next time a backup is done it will add an additional 1.10GB.

4.28 + 1.10 = 5.38GB. That will exceed the amount of space you have in iCloud.

You can reduce what's being backed-up or buy additional storage space in iCloud. Check out this answer to a similar question for tips on what you can do.

  • So really, one should consider iCloud backup space to be half of what is stated. – skube Feb 25 at 11:38
  • No, you have the full 5GB to use for backup. You are in control of what gets backed-up so it looks like you're trying to backup too much for the available space. You should change the back-up settings to fit into the available space or buy more space. – fsb Feb 25 at 12:29

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