How much free space do you keep?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ericg301, May 24, 2011.

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How much free space do you keep?

  1. 0 - (packed to the rafters)

    12 vote(s)
    12.8%
  2. 1 - 4 GB (a little bit of breathing room)

    37 vote(s)
    39.4%
  3. 4 - 6 GB (just to be safe)

    18 vote(s)
    19.1%
  4. 6 - more GB (I don't have anything else to put on my iPhone)

    27 vote(s)
    28.7%
  1. macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    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?
     
  2. macrumors 65816

    RafaelT

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    Lakeland, FL
    #2
    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
     
  3. macrumors 68020

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    #3
    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.
     
  4. TheOriginalKi, May 24, 2011
    Last edited: May 24, 2011

    macrumors 6502

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    #4
    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.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #5
    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.
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    #6
    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.
     
  7. macrumors 68020

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    #7
    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…)
     
  8. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    Luckily you're in a country that HAS spotify...
     
  9. macrumors 65816

    Mr Kram

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    #9
    i leave about a gig free just for pictures and movies.
     
  10. thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    #10
    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.
     
  11. macrumors 6502a

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    #11
    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).
     
  12. macrumors member

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    #12
    .12 GB of free space on my 16 GB iPhone 4
     
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    wordoflife

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    #13
    14.5/32GB as of righT nowt. Normally it hovers around 7-10Gb free. I might consider going 16gb on my next phone
     
  14. macrumors 68000

    kuebby

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    Location:
    SFV
    #14
    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.
     
  15. macrumors 68000

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    Cambridge, England
    #15
    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.
     
  16. macrumors 65816

    Grayburn

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    Location:
    London/Essex, UK
    #16
    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 :)
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    #17
    I have about 13 GB free on a 32 GB one. Got couple of movies and rest is all photos and music
     
  18. macrumors 68040

    h1r0ll3r

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    Location:
    Maryland
    #18
    32GB. I keep about 10-12 GB's free. Music/Apps take up majority of space along with photos.
     
  19. macrumors member

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    #19
    3.5 free out of 14.46

    :)
    -rudy
     
  20. macrumors regular

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    #20
    my 32GB is nearly normally about half empty.
     
  21. macrumors regular

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    #21
    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.
     
  22. macrumors 65816

    torbjoern

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    #22
    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.
     
  23. macrumors demi-god

    DirtySocks85

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    Location:
    Wichita, KS
    #23
    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.
     
  24. macrumors 65816

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    #24
    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.
     
  25. macrumors regular

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    South Florida
    #25
    I voted 4-6 but I used to keep only about 2GB. Decided to clean up a bit and now it's around 6ish.
     

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