IPHONE4 strange memory usage in "app"

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Trevor90, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,i'm new here:)

    I got a problem,when i connect my iphone 4 to itunes i can see that memory usage in the voice "APP" is 2,8GB" but i haven't got 2,8gb apps...
    i have 1,3gb instead..

    2,8-1,3=1,5gb that i don't know how is it...

    is it a problem that need restore or is this normal?


    sorry for my english and thanks all!i love this forum!
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    I think I understand your question....you have loaded 1.3Gb of Apps on your iPhone but in iTunes it shows 2.8Gb leaving 1.5Gb unaccounted for?

    I'm going to have to guess that you came to the 1.3Gb number by adding up the reported sizes of all the apps you have loaded? If that is the case, the other 1.5Gb is probably used inside of the apps for data storage. Do you have .pdf files or other documents? Current states of games? etc?

    If you still think there is something not right, do a reset on your iPhone and see if that clears it up. If not, then it's probably something like I mentioned above.

    EDIT: To be clear, I mean a reset, not a restore...hold the top button and the home button together until the apple logo appears and the iPhone restarts.
     
  3. Trevor90, Jan 18, 2011
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2011

    thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok i will try a reset...
    anywhere it's strage that 1,5 gb are used by the apps...

    edit:i have done the reset but i have still 2,8gb gb used by apps instead of 1.3...
    maybe i can try deleting some apps and see what happens?
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Not really, I have more than 7Gb taken by Apps, but that includes books, pdfs, offline maps, etc...
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i don't have any video or pdf loaded in the apps..
     
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    sammich

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    App sizes reported in iTunes are the installer sizes. Once it's installed on your iDevice, it's uncompressed and takes up more space. Yes, double the space extra isn't unusual.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    maybe what you are saying it's true but in user/music/itunes (windows vista) the space is 1,36GB...i got 78 app..only let's golf 2 is very big..500-600mb..
     
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    sammich

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    What I'm saying is true. Once installed apps take up more room. Twice 1.36 is 2.72. Doesn't matter how big individual apps are.
     

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