iPhone 300+ MB already in use after clean restore

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by lovewd, Jan 22, 2016.

  1. lovewd macrumors 6502

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    I restored my iPhone to iOS 9.2.1 today, and set it up as new. When I checked storage settings, it said that there was already 300MB of data on the phone. I have not logged into the iCloud or set up my Apple ID, no TouchID, no passcode, not even a wifi password. Also, in safari, that data is showing under history. I didn't even open safari lol. I am confused
     

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  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    That 300 MB is the space taken by the fresh install of your system - the files and apps that are the basic install of your iOS system.
    Your screen shot doesn't show much of anything used for data, with the largest 808 KB. (which is not much space on a 16 GB device)
     
  3. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    It's just the way it is....by default. Nothing to worry about.
     
  4. lovewd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well in settings>general>about, it tells me that I have a capacity of 11.8 GB but only 11.3 are available
     
  5. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    Connect it to iTunes and check out the bar showing what takes the space.
     
  6. Max(IT) Suspended

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    You bought a 16 Gb model and you are worried by available storage? Well ...
     
  7. danleon950410 macrumors regular

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    Yep, he did. I did also and a lot of people too. I don't really get your comment.
    Does it affect you in any way or something?
     
  8. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    No matter if you have 16, 64 or 128 GB. That is just a portion of memory IOS is taking on any fresh install. Period. I just don't understand this stupid discussion.
     
  9. danleon950410 macrumors regular

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    Well, the exact same happened to me but with a smaller number:250Mb

    I couldn't really tell if some app was the problem or if they're simply system files.
    You can do a full clean restore from iTunes again and then check the storage info as soon as you have the chance: that means not opening or downloading anything
    --- Post Merged, Jan 23, 2016 ---
    Exactly!
     
  10. lovewd thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well I was under the assumption that the 4.2 GB already taken by the OS by default was all the storage used when restoring. I assumed all 11.8 GB that are "available" would actually be available to me. So what is taking up the memory outside of that 4.2 GB? Why is it showing history data is present for Safari, when I haven't even opened the app? Why is there podcast an health data? When I used to restore my iPhone 5s, and 6 on versions of iOS prior to 9 there would be 11.8 GB available and literally no data on the phone. You seemed to have all the answers when you posted your stupid comment, so how about providing me with answers to those questions, smart guy ;)
     
  11. bbrks macrumors 65816

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    What part of my answer did you not understand?
    11,8 is free space, plus something that IOS uses extra (documents, data, what ever). And it will grow, the more you use your phone. Don't ask me what, deeply sorry, I don't know, but it's just the way it is.
    O yes, again thank you for that stupid word:)
     
  12. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    Yeah, I noticed this when I restored yesterday.
     
  13. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Could be system caches, Spotlight indexes and so forth. The device will create data even when you don’t produce anything yourself.
     
  14. goobot macrumors 603

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  15. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Keep in mind that you don't have 16 GB of usable space even when everything is empty anyway. 16 GB is what is being used as the marketing number, while the actual size you get is around 14.8 GB (http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2007/09/gigabyte-decimal-vs-binary.html). Then on top of that you have the OS that needs some space.
     
  16. maflynn Moderator

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    [MOD NOTE]
    Stop the bickering please.

    The OP is not asking for the pros or cons on a 16GB phone and there's no reason to call him out on that and as such, some posts were removed. If you cannot help him, please move on.
     
  17. e93to macrumors 6502a

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    My iPhone 4 16gb with iOS 7.1.2 has 13gb free space after clean install (I use the phone for iPod). I clean installed the phone multiple times, but I've never seen space taken up like that after set-up. Same with my 5S 32gb with 8.4.1. I don't think I remember seeing any mb in use after clean install

    Maybe things could have changed with iOS 9.
     
  18. vista980622 macrumors 6502

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    They are additional fonts, dictionaries and enhanced Siri Voices files. They are extracted from the system partition to userland once setup is finished, so there's no need to worry :)
     

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