8.1 free up about 4gb of space

Arcade

macrumors 6502
Original poster
Oct 1, 2012
316
107
Bronx, NY
Hello,

When I was using 8.0.2 something that I hated was that it was using too much space even though I didn't have a lot of pictures or music 7.8gb now after I upgraded to 8.1 I got all that space back now I am using 3.3gb of space.

I'm already loving 8.1
 

kage207

macrumors 6502a
Jul 23, 2008
961
8
Hello,

When I was using 8.0.2 something that I hated was that it was using too much space even though I didn't have a lot of pictures or music 7.8gb now after I upgraded to 8.1 I got all that space back now I am using 3.3gb of space.

I'm already loving 8.1
I actually got about 2.something. Nice catch.
 

fitshaced

macrumors 68000
Jul 2, 2011
1,728
3,026
I thought i got a bunch of space back too and then i saw that most of my music was waiting for download/install.
 

Merkie

macrumors 68020
Oct 23, 2008
2,104
662
I suddenly regained about 1GB of space the day before iOS 8.1 became available. I got the message that my phone was almost full and that I needed to remove some stuff, and then my free space available suddenly went up to about 980MB. That's weird.

I think Apple built in some mechanism that clears out the "Other" space.
 

flyinmac

macrumors 68040
Sep 2, 2006
3,582
2,408
United States
I did the update through iTunes, and the OTA had not come through to my phone yet.

I had 3.85 GB free on my 16 GB iPhone 5 prior to updating from 8.0.2 and had 5.02 GB free after updating to 8.1.

I was pleasantly surprised
 

deuxani

macrumors 6502a
Sep 2, 2010
528
482
Wow... I don't what it deleted, but after the OTA update to 8.1 my free space went from 2.2GB to 5.5GB :) I'm very happy with that, because it didn't make any sense why my iPhone was so full after just 1 month.
 

Abazigal

macrumors G4
Jul 18, 2011
11,599
9,118
Singapore
Didn't get any free space back, but last week, I restored my iPhone from iTunes and got about 4-5gb of space back. So I guess there wasn't any more space from "others" to reclaim back. :p
 

ihonda

macrumors 68000
Sep 17, 2009
1,837
169
wow between turning on optimized photos for iPhone and the update i got back over 7gb.
 

liteshow

macrumors regular
Sep 20, 2012
226
13
I have 7GB available. Not bad. I use OneDrive for my photos and don't have much music on my 16GB iPhone 6.
I also use OneDrive (with free 30 GB online storage) for photos and Camera Roll backup . 8.1 did not seem to free up any significant space for me, but I still have 8.0 GB left on my 16 GB 5s.