1. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    Some information. I had an iphone 6. Bent it pretty good. Decided to get a prepaid at&t iphone se because that $150 price point is killer. I set the phone up as new. Connected to my apple account and redownloaded everything manually. When is started the system size was around a gig. When done loading my apps and adjusting my settings it was up to 9 gb and now it's all done it's around 6. On a 32 gb phone 6 gb is a big chunk! I backed up the phone. Did an erase all content as settings and restored from the backup. Same issue. My iPhone 6 only had around 3 gb of system space. My wife's iphone 7 only has 300 mb of system. What gives?

    Why is system storage so high on ios 11 (iphone se)-66bl6brx1tqz.jpg
    Last edited by Illustrator Joe; 10-09-2017 at 08:59 AM. Reason: added screenshot
    10-09-2017 08:58 AM
  2. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Check for downloaded iOS updates waiting to be installed.
    10-09-2017 09:17 AM
  3. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    Excuse my ignorance. Where is that located?
    10-09-2017 09:23 AM
  4. Tartarus's Avatar
    If i recall correctly it’s in Settings > General > Software Update.

    Otherwise it’s under iPhone Storage.
    10-09-2017 09:25 AM
  5. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    Under the Software Update tab it just says that iOS 11.0.2 is up to date. Under Phone Storage there is nothing indicating a pending download other than the System size taking up so much space.
    10-09-2017 09:36 AM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Under the Software Update tab it just says that iOS 11.0.2 is up to date. Under Phone Storage there is nothing indicating a pending download other than the System size taking up so much space.
    Was your iPhone 6 on iOS 11? On iOS 9, the system took up 4.5 gb of storage space on a 32 gb model. There's been a lot added since then. You might contact Apple Support and see what they say.
    Last edited by Ledsteplin; 10-09-2017 at 01:13 PM.
    10-09-2017 01:00 PM
  7. Illustrator Joe's Avatar
    Yes my 6 was updated to 11.0.2 as well. I had them side by side. All system settings the same. Both running 11.0.2 one taking up 3 gb and one taking up 6 gb. Did a erase all content on both. Restored both from backups. 6 has 3gbs of system space, SE has 6 gbs.
    10-09-2017 01:35 PM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yes my 6 was updated to 11.0.2 as well. I had them side by side. All system settings the same. Both running 11.0.2 one taking up 3 gb and one taking up 6 gb. Did a erase all content on both. Restored both from backups. 6 has 3gbs of system space, SE has 6 gbs.
    No clue. Maybe someone else knows. Or call Apple Support. Maybe they can explain why.
    10-09-2017 01:50 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    10-09-2017 07:11 PM
  10. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Here's mine from my 8 Plus;


    Why is system storage so high on ios 11 (iphone se)-file-oct-10-6-20-36-am.png
    10-10-2017 06:22 AM
  11. Tartarus's Avatar
    Mine is huge, but doesn’t bother me.
    10-10-2017 10:51 AM
  12. Trigati's Avatar
    My iPod touch 6 has around 5.5 GB used for System,and it doesn't need all the phone stuff. 6 GB doesn't seem out of line.

    Sent via the Communications Center of the Takari
    10-10-2017 11:47 AM
  13. kcox52692's Avatar


    Mine. iPhone 6s 128gb.
    10-17-2017 11:31 AM
  14. sam g1's Avatar
    Excuse my ignorance. Where is that located?
    Hualaalala hualalalalahuaalala
    10-18-2017 07:41 AM
  15. kcox52692's Avatar
    Forgive my ignorance...what exactly is the Takari? Do they use iPhones or Androids? Perhaps Windows Mobile, Symbian or Palm OS?
    10-18-2017 02:02 PM
  16. Trigati's Avatar
    The Takari is the name of my OnePlus 5. All my devices are named after Minbari ships from the TV show Babylon 5.
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    10-18-2017 02:13 PM
  17. kcox52692's Avatar
    The Takari is the name of my OnePlus 5. All my devices are named after Minbari ships from the TV show Babylon 5.
    Ah yeah! Haven't seen that show in ages. Great show. G'kar and Lando. Only got to see the first couple seasons.

    Sorry if this is off topic
    10-18-2017 02:17 PM

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