1. WaveTouch's Avatar
    I wanted to try an iPhone and my budget can only touch the new SE at 16GB. I used to have cheap Android phones with 8GB internal memory and 16GB SD card (but I've only used 4GB so far) and I have only few apps.

    I use some social networking apps (Facebook, Instagram), IM (LINE, Facebook Messenger, etc), fitness apps and some utility apps. I don't watch movies on my phone and but I have some offline songs (maybe 200-300), and I often take photos. I'm just worried that now my SD card would be gone, I'll have anxiety over the free space of my phone. What do you guys think? Thanks!
    04-25-2016 08:47 AM
  2. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Based on what you posted, I think you can get by with the 16GB model iPhone SE, especially if you have cloud services. As for music, you can stream it via Music or another streaming source instead of having your music stored on the device itself. You can also optimize the storage of your photos on the device and keep the originals stored via iCloud. Just be mindful of your storage habits and you'll be fine
    libra89 likes this.
    04-25-2016 08:57 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    300 songs offline will take about 3 gb of storage space. I would stream most songs. But it wouldn't hurt to create a modest playlist offline to listen to when not on WiFi. I use cloud based apps like Box and Dropbox for photos. That way I can delete them from the camera roll. That saves a lot of space.
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    04-25-2016 09:04 AM
  4. pr1nce's Avatar
    16gb should work for you. I also suggest streaming music, Apple Music, Pandora or another source instead of storing it on your device. I use Dropbox to store my photos so I can keep the camera roll clean.
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    04-25-2016 09:14 AM
  5. Annie_i6s's Avatar
    Google Photos is also a good option! It is free and has unlimited space, and is easily accessed from anywhere.
    04-25-2016 09:37 AM
  6. WaveTouch's Avatar
    Thank you for the response, guys! By the way, how much space does an average app take in iOS? I'm worried that I might install additional apps I find interesting. And the fact that my friends' 16GB iPhone usually run out of space is somewhat alarming to me.
    04-25-2016 10:05 AM
  7. libra89's Avatar
    Thank you for the response, guys! By the way, how much space does an average app take in iOS? I'm worried that I might install additional apps I find interesting. And the fact that my friends' 16GB iPhone usually run out of space is somewhat alarming to me.
    It depends on the app.
    04-25-2016 10:29 AM
  8. rdmartin1's Avatar
    16gb is walking a fine line. You will spend time deciding what apps are important and which ones you can kick off the boat. You will also have to use iCloud, google drive or Dropbox to store photos. I would also recommend you look at streaming music instead of storing files on the phone. 64gb really should be the entry level now. Especially for companies like Apple that do not offer Expandable memory.
    04-25-2016 10:38 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Thank you for the response, guys! By the way, how much space does an average app take in iOS? I'm worried that I might install additional apps I find interesting. And the fact that my friends' 16GB iPhone usually run out of space is somewhat alarming to me.
    Before I upgraded in September, my old iPhone 5 had 16 gb. I had 115 downloaded apps. Many over 100 mb. I kept about 200 photos on the camera roll and had about 100 songs offline. I had about 2 gb available.
    04-25-2016 10:46 AM
  10. Seki-Kun's Avatar
    As far as apps go, they vary a good bit. I don't have many on my phone, but some are large. But as long as you do mostly cloud based stuff you should be ok.I opted to download my music locally, so it takes up a good bit of space.
    Is 16GB enough for me?-imoreappimg_20160426_130613.jpg
    libra89 likes this.
    04-26-2016 01:06 PM
  11. jakdillard's Avatar
    What was shut down ?
    05-03-2016 06:06 AM
  12. Phill_UK's Avatar
    they have shut it down already
    No they haven't, it's still very much active.
    eckl and Annie_i6s like this.
    05-03-2016 04:14 PM

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