On my iPhone (iOS 14.1), in Settings > General > iPhone Storage, iCloud Drive is fifth in the list of storage space, at 1.84 GB. When I tap on it, it just tells me that "Documents & Data" are using 1.84 GB, with no further breakdown.

I'm a bit confused, as I hardly use iCloud Drive. When I look at the iCloud Drive folder on my Mac (macOS Catalina, 10.15.7), I've got 11 top-level folders; four are empty, and the biggest is listed as 8.7 MB. I've got one top-level file, a 1.4 MB PDF file.

Where is the 1.84 GB listed on iOS coming from?

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    This might include 3rd party applications that use iCloud Drive to store files, even if they don't make this clear to you. – Ezekiel Elin Nov 13 '20 at 19:21
  • @EzekielElin: can 3rd-party applications store files in iCloud Drive without creating a folder named after that application then? I have several 3rd-party application folders in iCloud Drive. Are there files in iCloud Drive that I can't see in the Files app on iOS, or in the Finder on macOS? – Paul D. Waite Nov 13 '20 at 23:28
  • Yes, in general I believe they can – Ezekiel Elin Nov 15 '20 at 1:46

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