19.4 GB more space from 1.9 GB before update?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by DougFNJ, Sep 17, 2014.

  1. DougFNJ macrumors 6502a

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    I am curious what I may had accidentally removed during the update. Before the update I had 1.9 GB left out of my 64GB 5S. I now have 19.4 GB. All my songs appear to be in, and as far as I see, the photos are in tact, my apps didn't delete, how did IOS 8 free up that much more space?
     
  2. thaifood macrumors 6502

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    I've noticed a massive amount of space freed up too...not sure yet either.
     
  3. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    Just a theory but if you had a lot of audio/video messages in iMessage conversations iOS 8 removes them after a period by default.

    I'm unsure if this would retroactively apply to old messages sent under iOS 7 upon upgrade or not though.
     
  4. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I went from 1.3Gb free to 2.4 :confused: still not sure what got deleted
     
  5. Reelknead1, Sep 17, 2014
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    This is interesting... I'll have to keep an eye on this as well when I update my phone. My 16gb 5 is jammed with junk from imessage group convos. Hopefully it will clean all those up for me.

    I just started the update with 1.1gb free storage. I will report back with the iOS8 free storage after the update finishes.

    Welp, that didn't help me at all. Went from 1.1gb free to 597mb.
     
  6. joeshmo2010 macrumors 6502a

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    Did you guys turn on icloud photo storage? I think that's why my storage went way up. It uploads all your pics to icloud but keeps a smaller copy of the photos in the device.
     
  7. Steviejobz macrumors 68000

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  8. vitacura macrumors regular

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    They can now be found under the Photo tab. I went from 356MB to 3.5GB available space. I only had 40 or so pictures. Not enough to justify the huge jump in available space.
     
  9. smartalic34 macrumors 6502a

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    I went from 1.2 GB free space to 300 MB free space :( not sure what happened...
     
  10. flashflooder macrumors regular

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    This didn't happen to me, but my best guess would be that it deleted your old Messages. The new option to delete them after a certain time defaults to after 1 year, so it might've gotten rid of messages older than that automatically.

    That seems like a lot of space for messages though, so maybe not.
     
  11. DougFNJ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I figured it out, it deleted most of my music, the music I saw was in iTunes match.
     

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