iPod Capacity is weird...

Discussion in 'iPod' started by horace528, May 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
    Hello World...
    There is a weird problem with my iPod.
    After I jailbraked my iPod Touch 4G, the Capacity got weird... :confused:
    I have bought a 8GB iPod Touch, but the Capacity had shrunk to 6.46 GB!!
    I thought the Jailbreaking files were weird and took up a lot of space, but I check personally on the Internet that Jailbreaking didn't talk up a lot of space!
    Something weird has happened to my iPod... Please help me!
    If you guys know the answer, please tell me!!
    Also, can you guys tell me a solution for this problem...
  2. macrumors newbie

    Jan 30, 2011
    your capacity did not get weird. This happens to every ipod. Apple TELLS you they are giving you 8 GB of memory before they install anything on there. But since it comes with built in apps (Maps,safari,contacts) it takes away from the space that originally comes with. I noticed this too. There is nothing you can do about it unless there is a way to un-install those apps, which I have not come across yet. Hope this helps. And if you are worried about your memory, you should think about investing in a larger ipod touch. I know its more money, but you are getting a better deal. If you do the math right the 8gb $229 model costs you about $28 per GB as opposed to the 64GB $399 model which costs about $7 per GB. Just a thought. I have the 8gb and I hate it because my music takes up about 5 of those 6.46 gb. :(
  3. macrumors 65816

    Jul 11, 2008
    Yeah the 8GB model is a joke, it SHOULD be 16GB. 8GB wouldn't even hold my music (even only putting on my favorites) let alone apps and videos.

    No one should even purchase that model, I mean for a mere $80 more you could have 4 times the capacity.

    Yes your capacity is normal, jail broken or not the operating system takes up space and you've also got the binary vs decimal system as far as capacity goes.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 14, 2011
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    Guys... Thanks
    The thing I'm wondering is that why do the built-in apps take so much space!!
  5. macrumors regular


    Apr 18, 2010
    I think there's the formatting too
    even without everything installed it'd be only about 7.5gb of usable space. then the os and pre-installed apps take up even more
  6. macrumors regular

    Feb 16, 2011
    I'm hoping an itouch 5g comes out with 16 GB at the same price as it is, that would awesome.

    Bad business decision by Apple but it will make the consumers happy.
  7. macrumors member

    Mar 9, 2011
    you could jailbreak it, ssh into the ipod and delete the files of stocks, weather, contacts, calculator etc. just remember, when you update they'll be back
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2010
    Philadelphia, Pa, USA
    You can also do a factory reset to blow out all of the bloated logs that chew up your "other" space. BTW 8gb is such a waste even for a nano let alone a Touch.....
  9. AdrianK, May 24, 2011
    Last edited: May 24, 2011

    macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    It's not just apps:
    1) It's the rest of the firmware, that includes graphics, sounds, drivers, apps etc. The firmware itself is stored on a 1/2 GB partition, so you're losing that space right off the bat...
    2) Space advertised is unformatted, formatting requires overhead.
    3) I'm not entirely sure about this, but Apple may be reporting "8GB" as base 10 (1000mb/GB) rather than base 2 (1024mb/GB).
  10. macrumors 65816


    Jan 8, 2008
    Tampa, Florida
    Man, I remember when I would have killed for an 8GB iDevice...

    *looks wistfully at his trusty 4GB 2G iPhone that he used for several years before getting a 32GB 4*
  11. macrumors member


    Dec 27, 2010
    United Kingdom
    I was over the moon with my 2G 4GB Nano when I got hold of it. Was a great iPod actually and I regret selling it on.
  12. macrumors member


    Aug 7, 2010

    That is pretty normal it is only 8gb before any software goes in.
  13. macrumors newbie


    Jan 27, 2011
    South Carolina
    Your iPod Touch has 11.9GB of space... What you need is a custom firmware with a shrunk /var (Your system file directory) the smaller your system install and Cydia package the most space available to you. I've got a (8GB) iPhone 3G and it reads 6.4 of 11.9GB free of space...

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