Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

View Poll Results: How much free space do you keep?
0 - (packed to the rafters) 12 12.90%
1 - 4 GB (a little bit of breathing room) 37 39.78%
4 - 6 GB (just to be safe) 17 18.28%
6 - more GB (I don't have anything else to put on my iPhone) 27 29.03%
Voters: 93. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 24, 2011, 09:44 AM   #1
ericg301
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
How much free space do you keep?

Just wondering how much free space everyone leaves on the iPhones for app downloads and taking photos/videos. I currently have about 4GB free, and I'm wondering if I should take off some music to free up some more space. I'd hate to be out somewhere and not have enough room to shoot a video.

Thoughts?
ericg301 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2011, 09:56 AM   #2
RafaelT
macrumors 65816
 
RafaelT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Lakeland, FL
I have 1.13 GB free and I have everything I want on there, perfect for now but I will have to go with 32 GB with the iPhone 5
__________________
Current Hardware: Early 2008 15" MacBook Pro - Mid 2010 15" MacBook Pro - iPhone 4 - iPhone 4S - iPhone 5 - iPad 2 - iPod Touch 4th Gen. x 3 - iPad Mini x 2.
Lavu Community
RafaelT is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2011, 09:58 AM   #3
nburwell
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: PHL
Ideally, I like to keep between 4-6GB of free space available on my iPhone. However, I currently have 20GB free. Although I am in the process of putting the majority of my music collection on my iPhone since it's the only "iPod" I own.
__________________
13.3" rMBP 2.5GHz l iPhone 5s l iPad rMini l 4G iPod Touch l Apple TV l Nikon
nburwell is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2011, 10:12 AM   #4
TheOriginalKi
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Belfast
I have a 16GB iPhone 4 and currently have ~6GB free however this will probably shrink by at least a few GB over the next couple of months as I add more music to Spotify and sync it offline. I have ~2GB used on 2 TV shows that I got free over Xmas/New year and as I don't watch shows on my phone I could clear these off if I need the space. ~6GB is used for apps (some of the larger being the 5 games I have which I can clear off as I complete them). 16GB is workable for me but next time round I may opt for 32GB+ so that I don't have to worry about space.

Last edited by TheOriginalKi; May 24, 2011 at 10:17 AM.
TheOriginalKi is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2011, 10:17 AM   #5
ericg301
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Right now i have my entire music collection on my Iphone - about 20GB. But since I spend most of the day at my desk, online, I can see how these new cloud music services would make it easier to keep less music on the phone.
ericg301 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2011, 10:23 AM   #6
TheOriginalKi
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Belfast
Quote:
Originally Posted by ericg301 View Post
Right now i have my entire music collection on my Iphone - about 20GB. But since I spend most of the day at my desk, online, I can see how these new cloud music services would make it easier to keep less music on the phone.
That's what I love about Spotify - I can Sync (offline) up to 3,333 tracks on to my iPhone and stream an unlimited amount after that. If I sync my full allocation of 3,333 tracks on to my iPhone that will take up to ~16GB (That's why I wouldn't mind a 32GB+ next time round) and I could still listen to other music if I felt the need, by streaming if in a good network area.
TheOriginalKi is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2011, 10:24 AM   #7
err404
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
I try to keep about 3GB free at all times. This is enough space to update the largest apps on my phone (TomTom/Infinity Blade/Puzzle Quest II…)
err404 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2011, 10:28 AM   #8
ericg301
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheOriginalKi View Post
That's what I love about Spotify - I can Sync (offline) up to 3,333 tracks on to my iPhone and stream an unlimited amount after that. If I sync my full allocation of 3,333 tracks on to my iPhone that will take up to ~16GB (That's why I wouldn't mind a 32GB+ next time round) and I could still listen to other music if I felt the need, by streaming if in a good network area.
Luckily you're in a country that HAS spotify...
ericg301 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2011, 10:34 AM   #9
Mr Kram
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
i leave about a gig free just for pictures and movies.
__________________
21.5" iMac • 23" ACD • 11" Air • iPad 4 64GB • iPad Mini 32GB •4G 64GB iPod Touch • 5G 32GB iPod Touch • 4G 8GB iPod Nano • 3G 8GB Nano • Apple TV2 • 160 GB Apple TV • iPhone 5 32GB
Mr Kram is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2011, 10:55 AM   #10
ericg301
Thread Starter
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
I'll be interested to see how the rumored iCloud service integrates into the existing iPod app. I wonder if the local and cloud-stored songs will live seamlessly together, or if there's a totally separate app for streaming.
ericg301 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2011, 11:01 AM   #11
nwcs
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Tennessee
Need a new option: however much is left. Seriously, I don't manage the space at all. If I fill up then I remove things. Since a lot of it is video the space drops as I watch things (since I sync only new items).
__________________
This space intentionally not blank
nwcs is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2011, 11:05 AM   #12
Mahshall
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
.12 GB of free space on my 16 GB iPhone 4
__________________
32gb iPad (3rd Gen), 16gb iPod Touch (2nd Gen), 16gb iPhone 4, 4gb iPod mini, 6gb iPod mini, 1gb iPod shuffle (2nd Gen), Late 2007 Macbook
Mahshall is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2011, 11:11 AM   #13
wordoflife
macrumors 604
 
wordoflife's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Republic City, URN.
14.5/32GB as of righT nowt. Normally it hovers around 7-10Gb free. I might consider going 16gb on my next phone
wordoflife is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2011, 11:32 AM   #14
kuebby
macrumors 68000
 
kuebby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Orange County
1.45GB free out of 32

I keep a couple movies, a season of TV, and 300 albums. That leaves me at least 1GB free, which is the minimum I like to have.
__________________
Plus ηa change, plus c'est la mκme chose.
2.3 i7 rMBP / 32GB iPhone 5 / 160GB 7G iPod classic / 2G Shuffle
kuebby is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 24, 2011, 11:52 AM   #15
Pez555
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Cambridge, England
ive got a 32 and i try to leave 0-1 Gb's free. just incase i have the urge to download any large apps.

I hope a 64Gb comes out next as my music takes up most of my space.
__________________
Pez555 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 25, 2011, 04:34 AM   #16
Grayburn
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: London/Essex, UK
I was down to 600MB/32GB the other day and it wasn't performing very well.I had a tidy up of some images and videos and got rid of some Music as well and am now back up to 1.4GB
__________________
iPhne 5 64GB
Follow me on Twitter
Grayburn is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 25, 2011, 01:51 PM   #17
fkhan3
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
I have about 13 GB free on a 32 GB one. Got couple of movies and rest is all photos and music
fkhan3 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 25, 2011, 02:03 PM   #18
h1r0ll3r
macrumors 68040
 
h1r0ll3r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Maryland
32GB. I keep about 10-12 GB's free. Music/Apps take up majority of space along with photos.
__________________
15" MBP iPad (3rd Gen) iPod Nano (6th Gen) & 160GB Classic ATV
Galaxy Note 2
h1r0ll3r is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 25, 2011, 06:54 PM   #19
rudini
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
3.5 free out of 14.46


-rudy
rudini is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 25, 2011, 11:06 PM   #20
McRCN
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Virginia
my 32GB is nearly normally about half empty.
__________________
27" iMac, i7 2.93 Ghz, 12 GB RAM, 1 TB HD, ATI 5750 w/1GB, Lion Mac Mini, i5 2.5 Ghz, 8 GB RAM, 500G HD, Lion White iPhone 4S 32GB White New iPad 32GB AT&T 4G
McRCN is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 25, 2011, 11:53 PM   #21
GP_1
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
I have 3GB left on my 16GB iPhone 4. I'll run out at about the time the iPhone 5 comes out & just upgrade to the 32GB.
GP_1 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 2011, 12:14 AM   #22
torbjoern
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: The Black Lodge
0.2 out of 16 (14) GB is available on mine.

My music library would easily fill up my entire iPhone, so I have a rotation system with SmartPlaylists for that. I have 6 GB of audio, 6 GB of video, and the rest are apps and photos.
torbjoern is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 2011, 09:11 AM   #23
DirtySocks85
macrumors 6502a
 
DirtySocks85's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Wichita, KS
On a 16GB iPhone 4, I currently have:

0.89 GB Audio
1.89 GB Photos
7.3 GB Apps
0.03 GB Books
1.21 GB Other
2.8 GB Free

Navigon and Infinity Blade take up a decent chunk of that 7.3 GB of apps, and the reason I have so much in the way of photo storage is because I currently have my iPhone set to upload via iPhoto, and then sync everything back. I'm thinking about changing that to something a little more restrictive. It's nice to have my phone as a digital photo wallet, but it's starting to eat a decent chunk of storage.
__________________
13"MacBook Pro (mid 2010) iPhone 5 32GB Black/Slate iPod Classic 80GB
• Canon EOS Rebel T3i • Nexus 7
JStiles Photography Website JStiles Photography on Facebook
DirtySocks85 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 2011, 10:05 AM   #24
iFiend
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
More than 6, and it is not because I don't have any more. I have a TON of content I could put on there. I like to run it lean as I think my ip4 runs better that way.
iFiend is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 26, 2011, 11:52 AM   #25
Sonic04GT
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: South Florida
I voted 4-6 but I used to keep only about 2GB. Decided to clean up a bit and now it's around 6ish.
__________________
VZW iPhone 4 32GB iPad G1 32GB 3G iPod Nano 8GB G1 and 120GB Classic
Sonic04GT is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > iPhone, iPod and iPad > iPhone

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How much free space should you have on your system drive for optimum performance? discofuel iMac 11 Oct 24, 2011 03:46 PM
How much free space should you leave on the phone? dranakin iPhone 6 Aug 1, 2008 01:44 AM
How Much Free Space Do YOu Actually Get In A 16Gb iPhone? Project-79 iPhone 3 Jul 7, 2008 05:46 PM
8GB iPhone users : how much storage space do you have left? eYeBALL iPhone 2 Jul 3, 2008 02:13 PM
How Much Storage Space Do You Have? Glenn Wolsey OS X 307 Oct 30, 2007 11:12 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:56 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC