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!
     
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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!
     
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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. Thomas1977

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    It’s hard to say but I think the whole world is in the cloud. Things do pile up quickly.
     
  8. J. A.

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    I beg to disagree.
    My mother certainly is not “in the cloud”, and I guess most people her age aren’t either, in my village. She’s 77.
    My son prefers iTunes to iCloud.
    I’m the only one in my familiy who uses cloud services.
     
  9. Diane B

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    I’m 79 and have used computers for a long time so probably not average (and use Cloud services-i.e.; Dropbox or similar-not necessarily everything to Icloud) but my suggestion to my husband —rather than keep everything in folders in email to reference at some point—printscreen important emails and save to Notes (where it will be backed up on Icloud) or a note app (I use Noteability backed up on Dropbox)—by topic, etc.
     
  10. Thomas1977

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    I guess not everything is the cloud but I thought that’s where the world is going to eventually technology wise.
     

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