Not understanding iCloud?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Richard Gardella, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Richard Gardella

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    i have very little on my iPad, perhaps 150 photos, 4 documents and little mail in the in box and nothing in trash.
    When looking at my iCloud, I have a tiny amount in photos while my mail is listed at 4GB, how can that be?

    I keep everything clean as far as emails and I’m thinking I should have a whole lot more storage capacity.

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  2. Richard Gardella

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    Plenty of views on my post but no reply’s, I wonder why?

    I was able to figure it out today, finally and free up about 90% of my storage!
     
  3. Agent1191

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    What was your solution. It might help someone else sometime?
     
  4. Richard Gardella

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    Pretty simple, iCloud copies everything in your mail folder including all sent emails so every email I sent for the last 5 years was filling my iCloud storage.

    I erased all sent emails and it was about 3 gb of data!
     
  5. FilthyLJ

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    My iCloud is full of stuff that I don't use. But sometimes I need to find something and everything is there
     
  6. Richard Gardella

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    Whatever works for you! I want to save the important info where I can quickly access it and delete the unnecessary info to minimize the clutter.

    No hoarding happening here!
     
  7. BroKovic

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    Interestingly it must be ghost files, junks, app updates.
     
  8. Richard Gardella

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    No junk or apps, Judy years of sent mail and once that was erased I gained 3 gb of storage!
     
  9. BroKovic

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    I wonder "sent emails" takes this much space.
     
  10. twerppoet

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    Depends on what you’ve sent. Pictures, videos, or even large PDFs add up pretty quickly.
     
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