Unrealistic, on 28 June 2012 - 00:50, said:
Alright, I've been googling this but can't seem to find anything. I'm having difficulty with my iOS devices backing up to iCloud because I am out of space.
From the looks of it, the main cause is applications caching content that no longer exists. Facebook, iPhoto and many others are using an inordinate amount of space and it seems counter intuitive.
After looking at the Usage section in iOS 5.1.1 I see the "Delete app" button, but I don't want to delete the app, just the cache. Is there a way to do this?
If there isn't, is there a jailbreak that does this? Deleting an app, just to have to redownload it also seems counter intuitive. Some of these apps are a few gigs in size.
I'm getting confused. So are you out of space on iCloud or on your device? By cache size, do you mean the local "Documents & Data" size? In iOS, you can't clear this manually (unless you delete and reinstall, but that's not the same thing really); this is done automatically when the device is low on disk space. On jailbroken devices, I believe there's an app called iCleaner that might be of help. However, iCloud does not back up contents from an app's cache and temp directory. Instead of looking at the breakdown of your local storage, look at the breakdown of your iCloud backups, are Facebook and/or iPhoto taking up massive amounts of space here too?
Unrealistic, on 28 June 2012 - 00:54, said:
I also have a second question that I can't seem to find an answer to. Is there anyway to delete an app and keep the data? I have a 1.8GB game that I would like to delete for now but keep the data so I can resume it when I redownload it from the App Store.
If an app stores its data on iCloud, it'll stay even if you were to delete the app. (Under Manage Storage for iCloud settings, there's a "Documents & Data" section that shows apps using the latter cloud method of saving data.) Alternatively, use iExplorer to backup your app data manually: http://lifehacker.co...e-to-a-new-ipad
[Edited for additional clarification and information.]