1. AlexJ92's Avatar
    I have a iPhone 6 plus 16gb and why has a lot of the memory been used already?? Why has a lot of the memory been used already on my new iPhone 6?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1412619755.738492.jpg
    10-06-2014 02:22 PM
  2. finn5975 said: Best Answer

    AlexJ92, if you are referring to the 11.8GB capacity you are starting with vs the 16GB you thought you were getting, then epicness4G is exactly right. The stock apps and system requirements take up almost 4GB before you even turn the phone on.
  3. epicness4G's Avatar
    System will take a few GBs.


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    10-06-2014 02:27 PM
  4. mulasien's Avatar
    In Settings, go to General - Usage - Manage Storage to see what is using up how much storage. You can break it down specifically.
    10-06-2014 02:28 PM
  5. finn5975's Avatar
    AlexJ92, if you are referring to the 11.8GB capacity you are starting with vs the 16GB you thought you were getting, then epicness4G is exactly right. The stock apps and system requirements take up almost 4GB before you even turn the phone on.
    10-06-2014 02:32 PM
  6. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    16GB is the new 8GB. I don't recommend 16GB to anyone anymore since apps take so much space. Whether you use the cloud for virtually everything else or not.

    It's funny thinking back that the original iPhone came in a 4GB variant.
    10-06-2014 02:36 PM
  7. IrishFXDB's Avatar
    16GB is the raw size so once it's formatted you lose a bit of space right off the top. Next you have the OS itself which is what takes you to 11.8GB. Beyond that is any apps you have installed, photos, videos, etc, leaving you with what you see as available space.

    My Galaxy S5 that I'm currently using is the same. 16GB raw, around 11.5GB actual space for me after the OS, and like 8GB left with all my apps and photos and whatnot. Just bringing this up as a reference so you know it isn't just an iOS thing. That being said, iOS apps are usually bigger than their Android counterparts, but they also tend to look better and often have more features.

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    10-06-2014 03:36 PM
  8. BlazingGold's Avatar
    I have a iPhone 6 plus 16gb and why has a lot of the memory been used already?? Click image for larger version. 

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    Yeah, what others said.....the OS takes up a few gigs of space. I went with the 64GB because I was really afraid of the storage being used VERY quickly. I'm already down to 32 GB available (used 32 GB) and I have just a few songs, a few videos, a fairly good amount of apps, and a good amount of photos. It goes quickly! Just my recommendation.....if possible, return and repurchase the 64GB version. I figure we're already spending a ton of money on the iPhone's no matter which version, so upgrading for the extra $100 if at all possible is highly recommended
    10-06-2014 04:04 PM
  9. itsgusmetropolo's Avatar
    I had 64 on my 6 and now 16 on my 6 Plus as they are the same price both, if I don't get used to the size it's easier, and if I do, will get the 64 or 128. 16 is just not enough, and you'll find yourself struggling to install apps and even taking pictures.
    10-06-2014 07:28 PM
  10. sj-performance's Avatar
    16gb is so 2010. 64gb should be the sweet spot now.
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    10-06-2014 07:38 PM
  11. Xm_jdm's Avatar
    I have a iPhone 6 plus 16gb and why has a lot of the memory been used already?? Click image for larger version. 

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    First mistake. Buying a 16GB.
    10-06-2014 09:16 PM
  12. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    PSA: When referencing computers or computer like products (IE: iPhone), memory ≠ storage. The terminology you're seeking is "Why has a lot of the storage been used already on my new iPhone 6?"
    10-06-2014 11:16 PM
  13. evorc's Avatar
    PSA: When referencing computers or computer like products (IE: iPhone), memory ≠ storage. The terminology you're seeking is "Why has a lot of the storage been used already on my new iPhone 6?"
    memory != storage

    Lol agreed. I see this confused much often.

    Memory = amount of RAM
    Storage = capacity of computer's hard disk




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    10-06-2014 11:48 PM
  14. sc00bz's Avatar
    Now you know why most of us got a minimum of 64. I saw that coming with my 5 so got a 32gb 5S that time around.
    10-07-2014 03:37 PM
  15. iJuan's Avatar
    Yup, that's why I didn't get a 16GB iPhone this time for the first time ever
    Decided to go 64GB on both my new devices, apps are getting bigger and the OS and stock apps take quite the space
    I have 47GB available on my 6 Plus, must be the music and pics
    10-07-2014 04:47 PM
  16. diaz2010's Avatar
    My 128gb 6+ is actually 114gb after formatting and stock software.
    10-07-2014 06:17 PM
  17. wildmangk's Avatar
    16gb is so 2010. 64gb should be the sweet spot now.
    Indeed!


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    10-08-2014 01:33 AM
  18. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    I know apps are getting bigger but i have never even came close to getting the limit. I have only bought 16GB phones except for the 4. idk why or how but i always try to keep it lite. my wife has a TON of apps and TONS of pics on her 5s 16 and its only 1/3 full
    10-08-2014 10:03 PM
  19. diaz2010's Avatar
    I know apps are getting bigger but i have never even came close to getting the limit. I have only bought 16GB phones except for the 4. idk why or how but i always try to keep it lite. my wife has a TON of apps and TONS of pics on her 5s 16 and its only 1/3 full
    You and your wife must be very frugal with your storage...lol A 16gb phone wouldn't last 3 days for me, I like to keep large portions of my iPhoto and iTunes libraries on my phone.
    10-08-2014 11:37 PM
  20. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    You and your wife must be very frugal with your storage...lol A 16gb phone wouldn't last 3 days for me, I like to keep large portions of my iPhoto and iTunes libraries on my phone.
    I have 30,000 songs. No I do it keep them On my iPhone lol. She's isn't frugal. She doesn't have a clue how much stuff uses space but she always is talking pictures. Probably takes 10 to 15 a day, and mostly of our new baby! Lol!

    I try to keep my pics on the cloud and videos i never take but I might change that with the slow mo mode.
    10-08-2014 11:56 PM
  21. diaz2010's Avatar
    I have 30,000 songs. No I do it keep them On my iPhone lol. She's isn't frugal. She doesn't have a clue how much stuff uses space but she always is talking pictures. Probably takes 10 to 15 a day, and mostly of our new baby! Lol!

    I try to keep my pics on the cloud and videos i never take but I might change that with the slow mo mode.
    She has a miracle phone...lol I've never been able to comfortably stay below 16gb... Congrats on being able to upgrade your phone at the price of the 16gb version. Lol
    10-09-2014 12:41 AM
  22. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    She has a miracle phone...lol I've never been able to comfortably stay below 16gb... Congrats on being able to upgrade your phone at the price of the 16gb version. Lol
    Haha yea thanks! I found it amazing the other day when I played with her phone. I have not got my 6 plus yet. But I am trying to get a 64 but it seems impossible. I'm in limbo with verizon right now bc something with my edge is messed up and it could by a few days before I can even order. This 4s is killing me.
    10-09-2014 12:43 AM
  23. diaz2010's Avatar
    Haha yea thanks! I found it amazing the other day when I played with her phone. I have not got my 6 plus yet. But I am trying to get a 64 but it seems impossible. I'm in limbo with verizon right now bc something with my edge is messed up and it could by a few days before I can even order. This 4s is killing me.
    I understand about the older phones... I used a 4 for a week before the 6 plus came out and I almost went crazy...lol I would change to the next plan on ATT but I am afraid of having problems like you are facing with edge. Also, I want to be able to upgrade at the Apple Store as I have made that a yearly tradition and I know many of the people that I wait in line with from previous years.
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    10-09-2014 12:46 AM
  24. tekjunkie28's Avatar
    I understand about the older phones... I used a 4 for a week before the 6 plus came out and I almost went crazy...lol I would change to the next plan on ATT but I am afraid of having problems like you are facing with edge. Also, I want to be able to upgrade at the Apple Store as I have made that a yearly tradition and I know many of the people that I wait in line with from previous years.
    Yea I turned my note 3 in and got the 6 the. Returned the 6 for the 6 plus.... Well Verizon screwed up and now they have to talk to the corporate office in new jersey to cancel my edge agreement so I won't be charged full retail for phones I don't even own. I'm clear of the 6 but still unsure of the note 3.

    You shouldn't have those problems if u don't do what I did. Verizon was supposed to give me a temp phone on edge until I got my 6 plus but they messed up.

    I feel a 6 plus 16 might be ok for me. I only keep a few songs on there and am always close to wifi. Limited games.

    Try playing worms on a 4s with a friend. Lol it's a wash
    10-09-2014 01:06 AM
  25. Mwanahabari's Avatar
    I don't use mine for games, videos or lots of photos and apps so 16gb is fine for me. I find it's easy to fill a phone with apps you never use so I just add ones I know I will need.
    tekjunkie28 likes this.
    10-11-2014 04:31 AM

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