8.1 free up about 4gb of space

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Arcade, Oct 20, 2014.

  1. Arcade macrumors regular

    Arcade

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    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
     
  2. kage207 macrumors 6502a

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    I actually got about 2.something. Nice catch.
     
  3. shook187 macrumors member

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    I went from 3.2gb available to 7.6 on my 16gb iPhone 6 plus
     
  4. golfnut1982 macrumors regular

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    Probably the update installed and freed itself from your phone.
     
  5. shook187 macrumors member

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    No, The space available was from last night
     
  6. zpt macrumors newbie

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  7. Sym0 macrumors 6502

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  8. fitshaced macrumors 68000

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    I thought i got a bunch of space back too and then i saw that most of my music was waiting for download/install.
     
  9. deuxani macrumors 6502

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  10. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    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.
     
  11. flyinmac macrumors 68030

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    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
     
  12. deuxani macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  13. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    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
     
  14. ihonda macrumors 68000

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    wow between turning on optimized photos for iPhone and the update i got back over 7gb.
     
  15. richwoodrocket macrumors 68020

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  16. victoriani macrumors member

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    I have 7GB available. Not bad. I use OneDrive for my photos and don't have much music on my 16GB iPhone 6.
     
  17. liteshow macrumors regular

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    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.
     
  18. victoriani macrumors member

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    ^ Yup I have 30GB too. Much better than what Dropbox offered! #
     

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