How much space does an iPhone backup take on iCloud?

How much space does an iPhone backup take on iCloud?


Hey YouTube! Tech Intimidation. Today we’re
going to find out how much space does an iPhone backup take up on your iCloud
drive. By default your iCloud drive gives you 5 gigabytes of space and I was
curious to see how much space a iPhone backup takes up because I would love to
do this wirelessly and automatically and not have to think about it. Which would be a
good idea if you ever need to restore your phone, and you’re away from home, you
can do this as long as you can connect to WiFi. So I just backed up my phone
using this service at 5:09 p.m. And let’s take a look at how much space this
actually took up so if I scroll back to the top and look at Storage, and then Manage
Storage. You can see that the phone backup takes up 896.3
megabytes. Which is not a whole lot. So it’s just backing up the essential
operating system data and settings that it needs to restore your phone over a WiFi
connection. I also set it to back up my passbook which requires you to turn on
your data and document settings. And you can tell it with different apps to backup the data
for them, I just chose to back up documents and data which I’m assuming is
only for the Apple default applications such as Passbook and other things. But
again a backup only takes up around 800 to 900 megabytes of space. Which means
you could have several different backups of your phone on your iCloud drives
ready for you to restore your phone any time if something would happen. Thanks for
watching.

Dereck Turner

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