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      06-24-2013, 04:49 PM   #1
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iPhone users who know about storage

Maybe y'all can save me a trip the Apple store.

I have an iPhone. It currently has


365 songs = 2.58 GB
228 photos = 474 MB
5 apps = 438.4 MB

yet my storage is full and I cannot take anymore photos or record videos.

There's no way its filled up on storage. Im a little confused on why I cant take photos when my bf's phone has over 2,500 in his photo album on his phone.

edit: iCloud back up is turned off.
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Settings > General > Usage will tell you what's using your space.
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Well, what size phone do you have?
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Settings > General > Usage will tell you what's using your space.
That doesnt equal 16 GB does it?
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That doesnt equal 16 GB does it?
Well, it sort of does. The formatted capacity of a 16g iPhone is 13.5g. Of course what you're showing is only 3.5g, and that looks like everything. Is it possible that your backups are consuming the other space? You do get 5g of iCloud backup, should you feel like turning that on.
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Well, it sort of does. The formatted capacity of a 16g iPhone is 13.5g.
I see. Perfect. Thank you
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thats all the Apps you have on your phone?
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I figured it out. Delete the group messages and text messages frees up the storage 1 GB
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thats all the Apps you have on your phone?
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While we're talking about iPhones, anybody get iOS7 and then get a message that says somehting like "you are not a registered developer..."? It basically locks your phone up and you'd have to pay the $100 developer fee.

I got the message but I gladly returned back to iOS6
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I figured it out. Delete the group messages and text messages frees up the storage 1 GB
Stuff like that is what would be taking up all the storage. The usage page only shows main stuff, but backups and other items like that will not be shown and can easily be taking up all that space.
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Stuff like that is what would be taking up all the storage. The usage page only shows main stuff, but backups and other items like that will not be shown and can easily be taking up all that space.
Hmmm..The texts only freed up 1 GB. My iCloud is off thus being no back ups for months. It still seems like there should be more storage.
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Also depends how large your email database is and if you are downloading attachments. If you have a huge email profile that will take up a chunk as well. Limit the amount of days being downloaded.

Also don't forget pics and videos.
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If you connect your iPhone to a computer running iTunes, you'll probably see a lot of data taken up by "other". This is non-app data, like Messages as you've discovered, but also email, Safari cache, and lots of other things... As far as I can tell, neither iTunes nor iOS do anything to tell you what exactly is stored as "other," or how to clean up stuff you no longer need.
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If you connect your iPhone to a computer running iTunes, you'll probably see a lot of data taken up by "other". This is non-app data, like Messages as you've discovered, but also email, Safari cache, and lots of other things... As far as I can tell, neither iTunes nor iOS do anything to tell you what exactly is stored as "other," or how to clean up stuff you no longer need.
youre exactly right. more than 10 GB is taken up by other... Wonder what it is.
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Clear your "old man dick pics" folder. That should take care of the 10gb "other".
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Clear your "old man dick pics" folder. That should take care of the 10gb "other".
I only have 200 photos! lol All of horses and cars.
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Is your phone jailbroken? Have you downloaded any ibooks or pdfs?

Maybe try deleting the apps one by one to see if it fixes it. Sometimes apps can keep a data cache hidden away without appearing in the list.
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youre exactly right. more than 10 GB is taken up by other... Wonder what it is.
Yeah, I was there was a way to tell. My "other" is up to 3.97 GB.
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Try deleting a bunch of long message conversations, worked for me!
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You can also try this:

http://www.ipodrepublic.com/iphone/f...ry/2010/03/31/

There are some other suggestions in the comments as well.
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