1. DarkStar50's Avatar
    I have been using a BB for the last 3 years but the time has come to move on. I'm trying to get a handle on whether or not 16GB is enough. I will not be putting music on the 4S as I have the ipod for that. Any ideas and opinions would be appreciated on the 16GB size.
    11-14-2011 06:50 AM
  2. _heatherly's Avatar
    It depends. Are you going to put videos on your iPhone? Because those will eat up a lot of space. Pictures, apps, etc.

    Remember, the OS takes a few GB off the top. So it's really not 16GB, more like 11GB.

    I have 9.4GB available, used 4.2GB. I've used over 2GB in music alone, then apps and pictures.

    My next iPhone will be a 32GB for sure.


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    11-14-2011 07:08 AM
  3. leharris22's Avatar
    It does depend on what you want on it. I have a 16G and it's plenty enough for me. I have 20 apps, not many pics, some music(maybe a few hundred songs) and no videos.
    11-14-2011 07:42 AM
  4. E_Brown's Avatar
    I would say 16GB is enough for most people. I have the 16GB with 49 apps, 703 songs, 5 movies, 815 photos and still have 2.3GB free. If you plan on using more then that, get the 32GB.


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    11-14-2011 07:49 AM
  5. Lend273's Avatar
    I also debated whether to buy 16 or 32 gig for my first iPhone.
    My iPad is 64 gig but I don't need all that on my iPhone.
    Right now I have on my 16gig iPhone:
    28 songs
    859 photos
    91 apps
    No videos

    The 16gig iPhone actually has 13.6 gig useable space.
    With all of the above I still have 4.2 gig free.

    Len
    11-14-2011 07:53 AM
  6. DarkStar50's Avatar
    This info helps. I know I'll have pictures saved but no music or videos. I'll add apps for sure. That is one of the big "deal breakers" for me with BB. That said, I asked the sales guy at the Verizon store if apps take up space on GB. He said no. True or false?
    11-14-2011 07:54 AM
  7. RR88's Avatar
    I've never had more than a 16GB! Depends what you really want to do for music I guess, I have about 1500 songs on there with about 125 apps.. like 100 pics maybe.. not many videos yet though.. and I have about 1.5 gigs left.. this is pretty much 99% good for me.. alot of my songs I get sick of anyways so I change em out when I find somethin new.. if you wanted to have pretty much ANYTHINGG and EVERRYTHING than you might be interested in a higher capacity.
    11-14-2011 08:01 AM
  8. RR88's Avatar
    I think I heard apps are stored in the cloud now? Not 100% sure
    11-14-2011 08:03 AM
  9. E_Brown's Avatar
    I think I heard apps are stored in the cloud now? Not 100% sure
    They take up space on your device, or you can't use them. You can delete the App from your phone, and it'll stay on your purchased in iTunes, but you can't use the app again until it's re-downloaded.


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    11-14-2011 08:07 AM
  10. MECM's Avatar
    It doesn't hurt to have more space than you use. I bought the 64, but I travel a lot so i have a lot of videos and movies and I have around 1800 songs on it - that takes up almost 10gb alone. When I got the 4 last year I got 32gb and that was full pretty much immediately. I like having the extra space and I like not having to carry an iPod and a phone.
    11-14-2011 08:32 AM
  11. weifone's Avatar
    Thanks a lot and help me solve the problem
    11-14-2011 08:37 AM
  12. Jsince80's Avatar
    16gb works for me I only keep some of my must have music and apps on my 4s. I have a lot of space left on mine that I wouldn't even use half of.
    11-14-2011 09:20 AM
  13. Phil DeLong's Avatar
    The 16gb is more than enough for me, but I don't put any music on mine.
    11-14-2011 09:26 AM
  14. _heatherly's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity, why wouldn't you put music on your device? I would hate carrying around two devices, but that's just me. Curious as to why others don't put music on their iPhones.


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    11-14-2011 10:35 AM
  15. E_Brown's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity, why wouldn't you put music on your device? I would hate carrying around two devices, but that's just me. Curious as to why others don't put music on their iPhones.


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    I was wondering the same thing. I have a friend who doesn't, but it's because she uses a 160GB classic that is full, and doesn't want to pick and choose what will be on her iPhone. So I guess that could be a reason.


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    11-14-2011 10:47 AM
  16. Cleveland's Avatar
    Honestly I'd recommend the 32, you can never have too much storage and the more GB you have the higher the resale too ... 64 was overkill for me when I have a 64 GB iPad 2, but I'm only two weeks with my 4S ... Have to wait a few months to see if that's accurate lol
    11-14-2011 10:48 AM
  17. hellomiggy's Avatar
    I have all my Music and Games and Videos on my iPod touch 32GB. My iPhone is mostly used for Networking and Photos. I hardly carry my iPod with me at all times, mostly for long car rides or work and gym. My Phone is a 16GB and I have 25 Apps, with 12.5GB left to spare. I never really cared for a big phone because I have my iPod. Maybe It would be a good idea to have, just one device. For me though with games killing my battery, I wouldn't test it. Which is why I don't mind carrying two devices for the time being.
    11-14-2011 01:00 PM
  18. _heatherly's Avatar
    I was wondering the same thing. I have a friend who doesn't, but it's because she uses a 160GB classic that is full, and doesn't want to pick and choose what will be on her iPhone. So I guess that could be a reason.


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    Wow. How many songs is that?

    My sister had about 3,500 on her old iPod and she updated it and lost most of them.



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    11-14-2011 01:52 PM
  19. E_Brown's Avatar
    Wow. How many songs is that?

    My sister had about 3,500 on her old iPod and she updated it and lost most of them.



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    I'm not sure how many songs it is, but I know it's mostly Beatles, and Phish. She has like every show they've ever done. It think it's weird.


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    11-14-2011 01:56 PM
  20. noaim's Avatar
    This info helps. I know I'll have pictures saved but no music or videos. I'll add apps for sure. That is one of the big "deal breakers" for me with BB. That said, I asked the sales guy at the Verizon store if apps take up space on GB. He said no. True or false?
    applications do take up space... I have 125 apps that take up over 2 gb


    and the previous poster that said you only have 11 gb out of the 16 is incorrect its more like 14gb if your completely unsure go with the 32gb as you cant add more space later
    11-14-2011 02:15 PM
  21. Rocktapus's Avatar
    Just out of curiosity, why wouldn't you put music on your device? I would hate carrying around two devices, but that's just me. Curious as to why others don't put music on their iPhones.


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    i personally use two devices because i make dance videos. one to play music, and one to record.

    that being said, 16GB is DEFINITELY not enough if you plan to shoot videos on your 4S. the videos take up more space than on the previous iphone. i also used to be an app fiend...and apps took up most of my storage. i own a 32GB 4S, and usually transfer the videos to my mac as soon as i get home.

    64GB, for now, seems too much for me. if i had that, i'd probably fill the phone with music, apps, and videos that'll fit in the "maybe one day i'm gonna use it, so i'm gonna keep it here jusssst in case" category...but in reality i'll probably never touch ever again.

    16GB is a good choice.
    11-14-2011 02:19 PM
  22. noaim's Avatar
    i personally use two devices because i make dance videos. one to play music, and one to record.

    that being said, 16GB is DEFINITELY not enough if you plan to shoot videos on your 4S. the videos take up more space than on the previous iphone. i also used to be an app fiend...and apps took up most of my storage. i own a 32GB 4S, and usually transfer the videos to my mac as soon as i get home.

    64GB, for now, seems too much for me. if i had that, i'd probably fill the phone with music, apps, and videos that'll fit in the "maybe one day i'm gonna use it, so i'm gonna keep it here jusssst in case" category...but in reality i'll probably never touch ever again.

    16GB is a good choice.
    I have the 64gb version with 34 gb filled.. this is all my music a couple movies 125 apps or so .. all of which I use... When I had a 32gb iphone 4 I didn't have enough space.. so I guess to the op it really depends on what he needs on his phone..
    11-14-2011 02:23 PM
  23. Allesandro's Avatar
    I have been using a BB for the last 3 years but the time has come to move on. I'm trying to get a handle on whether or not 16GB is enough. I will not be putting music on the 4S as I have the ipod for that. Any ideas and opinions would be appreciated on the 16GB size.
    I was in the same boat as you. I came over from a BB Tour. I had a 4GB SD card in the Tour for the past two years and I still had not used up the space with photos, videos, and tons of music. So I figured 16GB was more than enough for me and that is what I bought.
    11-15-2011 09:18 AM
  24. Cleveland's Avatar
    I have been using a BB for the last 3 years but the time has come to move on. I'm trying to get a handle on whether or not 16GB is enough. I will not be putting music on the 4S as I have the ipod for that. Any ideas and opinions would be appreciated on the 16GB size.
    I think the biggest thing to remember is once you buy the model you choose, if 6 mo from now you realize .. Sh*t !!!!! I should have gotten the 32 or a 64 model, you're screwed, can add any memory later ...

    How much music do you have on your iPod ?
    11-15-2011 09:43 AM
  25. Garz's Avatar
    32 GB is a safe bet. You can fill a 16 pretty fast.
    11-15-2011 10:05 AM
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