.2 GB of What?

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  1. Mr. Incredible macrumors 6502a

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    Hey everyone.

    So, I activated my Verizon iPhone 4 today. It's the 16 gb model. All I have done is added 3 contacts and sent 2 text messages. I have not yet uploaded any apps, music, photo, tv shows, etc.

    There is absolutely nothing on my phone. But for some reason, after activating it, it says that I have 14 gb, and only 13.8 gb is available.

    I know that the built in apps will reduce my space from 16gb to 14gb, my question is:

    What's the other .2gb coming from?
     
  2. Dandrews524 macrumors 6502

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    that .2 could be the 4.2.6 update that came out shortly after the verizon iphone was released. just a guess
     
  3. Norouzi macrumors 6502

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    The .2 is actually all the apps, OS and what not that are on the iPhone, approximately 200 MB. Your iPhone actually only has a capacity of 14GB because of the way Gigabytes are calculated. All manufactures round a gigabyte to 1,000,000,000 bytes. In actuality a gigabyte is 1,073,741,824 bytes (that's how the software will see it). The iPhone's storage space is 16,000,000,000 bytes, when you calculate the space based on the actual value of a gigabyte you end up with slightly less than advertised space.

    That's the same with any hard drive, it's why my 1TB backup drive only has 930GB after plugging it in but before actually putting anything on it. The additional .2 missing from your iPhone is the software currently on your phone.
     
  4. xAnthony macrumors 65816

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    Yeah I think this is what it is. I had a friend with the same issue.
     
  5. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    The correct answer is in post #3...Google it, if you don't believe it.
     
  6. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    most devices workout to lower #s ... iPod Touch, Hard Drives, USB Flash Sticks
    and your iPhone :cool:
     
  7. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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  8. Mr. Incredible thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks a lot everyone, appreciate it.
     

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