128 GB iPhone and need to temporarily downgrade to a 64gb iPhone

June 30, 2021, 1:52 p.m.

If I have a 128 GB iPhone and need to temporarily downgrade to a 64gb iPhone - and my iCloud backup is 80 GB what will then happen if I try to restore a iCloud backup on the 64 GB iPhone ?

June 30, 2021, 5:21 p.m.

It’s not possible to have such big backup! Your backup should be approximately 5 or less GB which contains your settings, app information and stuffs like that. Actual files like photos or documents are stored separately from backup file. So if you restore your backup on 64GB device, it will be ok, but if your photo library is above that 64GB, it could not be downloaded all on the device, and that again will not be problem, because it will remain on your iCloud storage.

You know it is possible to purchase iCloud storage and have a larger iCloud backup, right?

That’s not what he’s asking, he’s asking if all of his 80 GB of data will be stored back on his 64 GB iPhone and the answer is no, but whatever he has on his iCloud storage will still be there, he just can’t download all of it, only a part of it due to the internal storage on his 64 GB iPhone.

, files/documents/photos and etc backup and iCloud backup are two different backups. As I said iCloud backup is information about your device settings, installed apps and their settings, everything else on your device like photos, documents and whatever else files is stored separately from that iCloud backup. I couldn’t imagine if everything from my iPad was stored in iCloud backup and when I need to restore it how long I should wait to back up and restore, because I have more than 35 GB photos and videos, 100 GB music and who knows how many GB other documents and files…

What are you rambling about? You CAN backup documents, videos and photos to iCloud! 😂

Yes, but they are separate than actual device backup which is used when you restore it, they are uploaded to the cloud and when you restore or activate your iPhone/iPad they just sync with it, they are not included in backup file!

As you see, I have more than 50 GB in my iCloud, but actual backup file is less than 4 GB. Did you see what is written down there?!?

How dumb can you be? I never said photos aren’t backup up separately. I just said it is possible to have more than 5GB pf iCloud backup! 🤦🏻‍♂️

It is clearly mentioned, “my iCloud backup is 80 GB”. Read, people.

It’s questionable who is dumb here…

June 30, 2021, 10:25 a.m.

I’ve done this with my old phones. My phone is 256 GB, but I tried to put the backup onto 32 GB device, and all it does is install the apps it can and then ‘offloads’ the apps due to lack of space

June 30, 2021, 1:13 p.m.

Supposedly photos will be downloaded before the apps and the apps will not complete downloading like the dude in first comment just said

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