1. Loco Emperor's Avatar
    I have a 16 gb 6s plus and I am trying to figure out where all my storage is going to?

    I understand iOS uses part of the storage but I have literally downloaded this one app for imore and its already saying I have 6 or more Gb missing from it.

    Loving the phone but I am hating this weirdness with storage.

    I don want to pay nearly $20O more just to get the 64 gb(from what I understand with T-Mobile, well qualified would be $129 down PLUS the tax on the 849). Especially since I plan to trade this in in September but why is the storage so low. I ask because I looked online and it said 16 gb should leave you with 11-12 GB
    What is eating my storage up with a FRESHLY NEW IPHONE?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1466059479.446647.jpg
    06-16-2016 02:47 AM
  2. jimkraz's Avatar
    In general settings/about it shows as 11.5GB capacity on a 16GB iPhone, so having still 10.1GB is about right.
    06-16-2016 08:57 AM
  3. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    According to your screenshot you were left with 11.3GB and you've used an additional 1.2GB. This is quite normal for a new device. Are you certain a 64GB would be an extra $200? According to Apple's pricing model 64GB only costs an additional $100. Then again, I don't know what incentives T-Mobile is offering on the 16GB model.
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    06-16-2016 09:13 AM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yes, that's normal. 11.5 is what you should have available to start. You're in good shape. Just be careful how much music you put on it. You can use cloud based apps like Box and Dropbox for photo storage.
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    06-16-2016 09:55 AM
  5. Loco Emperor's Avatar
    Yes, that's normal. 11.5 is what you should have available to start. You're in good shape. Just be careful how much music you put on it. You can use cloud based apps like Box and Dropbox for photo storage.
    If 11.5 GB is what I should have to start then how am I already using 1.2 GB? I don't have any music or apps except imore. That's what's confusing me.
    06-16-2016 11:50 AM
  6. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    I have a 16 gb 6s plus and I am trying to figure out where all my storage is going to?

    I understand iOS uses part of the storage but I have literally downloaded this one app for imore and its already saying I have 6 or more Gb missing from it.

    Loving the phone but I am hating this weirdness with storage.

    I don want to pay nearly $20O more just to get the 64 gb(from what I understand with T-Mobile, well qualified would be $129 down PLUS the tax on the 849). Especially since I plan to trade this in in September but why is the storage so low. I ask because I looked online and it said 16 gb should leave you with 11-12 GB
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    All those applications in your screen shot most likely add up to the used space you are asking about.
    06-16-2016 01:36 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    That list is not a total complete list of everything that takes space on the phone.
    There's this:
    Audio: Songs, audio podcasts, audiobooks, voice memos, and ringtones
    Video: Movies, music videos, and TV shows
    Photos: Camera Roll content, Photo Stream, and Photo Library
    Apps: Installed apps
    Books: iBooks books and PDF files
    Documents & Data: Safari Offline Reading List, files created within apps, and app content like contacts, calendars, messages, and emails (and their attachments)
    Other: Settings, Siri voices, system data, and cached files.
    To get a better look at what's taking space, look on the computer. Plug your phone in to the computer and look there.
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    06-16-2016 04:35 PM
  8. Loco Emperor's Avatar
    That list is not a total complete list of everything that takes space on the phone.
    There's this:
    Audio: Songs, audio podcasts, audiobooks, voice memos, and ringtones
    Video: Movies, music videos, and TV shows
    Photos: Camera Roll content, Photo Stream, and Photo Library
    Apps: Installed apps
    Books: iBooks books and PDF files
    Documents & Data: Safari Offline Reading List, files created within apps, and app content like contacts, calendars, messages, and emails (and their attachments)
    Other: Settings, Siri voices, system data, and cached files.
    To get a better look at what's taking space, look on the computer. Plug your phone in to the computer and look there.
    Remember this was a fresh install. So literally nothing on the phone.

    That being said I discovered apps like tinder apparently used a whopping 1.6 gb of data. How or why i do not know.
    06-17-2016 03:41 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Remember this was a fresh install. So literally nothing on the phone.

    That being said I discovered apps like tinder apparently used a whopping 1.6 gb of data. How or why i do not know.
    That must be it. Knew it had to be there somewhere.
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    06-17-2016 09:02 AM
  10. Loco Emperor's Avatar
    That must be it. Knew it had to be there somewhere.
    But this was after I begin downloading apps.
    It was at 10 gb before anything else
    06-18-2016 03:03 AM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    But this was after I begin downloading apps.
    It was at 10 gb before anything else
    I've had new apps come in with a lot of cache before. Google Photos was one. I deleted it, then reinstalled it. No issue since. Who knows? It's not always perfect with our tiny computers and their applications. If the app in question continues to cache too much and it has no "Delete cache" option, I would contact the developer. I use TapaTalk. It builds up cache to over 1 gb. But it has a built-in delete cache option.
    06-18-2016 04:25 AM
  12. riyasareen's Avatar
    Hi, please suggest me how to download a iOS app.


    Thank you.
    06-21-2016 03:09 AM
  13. metalchick719's Avatar
    Totally normal. Of course, everything that's preinstalled, plus the operating system itself, takes up space. You're never going to have a full 16GB or whatever amount of storage your phone is. I have the 64GB version, and if I remember correctly, it had 55.6GB out of the box. I wouldn't have gone with the 16GB, but that's me. You're always going to feel more short-changed with that one, all things considered.
    libra89 likes this.
    06-21-2016 09:51 AM
  14. Honey Beagle's Avatar
    Hi, please suggest me how to download a iOS app.


    Thank you.
    Go to the App Store. Choose an application you want. Then choose GET.
    06-21-2016 01:55 PM

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