iPhone App will not Download even though settings say there is enough space

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by alexshallenberg, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. alexshallenberg macrumors newbie

    Sep 6, 2012
    The error message of not having enough local storage to download an app appears when I attempt to download an app even though the app is 1.3 GB and there are 2.4GB free on my iphone. Why is this happeing?
  2. Menel macrumors 603


    Aug 4, 2011
    Not enough space.

    You need 1.3 GB for the download package.
    You need an extra 1.5-2.0 GB for it to extraction.
    So at this stage you need 3-3.5 GB local storage free.
    After installation, the 1.3GB download package will be wiped, leaving you with the 1.5-2.0GB app.

    In summary, the error message is correct because you don't have enough local storage.
  3. adamlee macrumors newbie

    Feb 20, 2012
    Very frustrating. I had a similar issue. Just got to delete some of your older apps and try again once you have enough space.
  4. eclipse01 macrumors 68020


    May 16, 2011
    Eau Claire, WI
    do games install larger then the app store say they are?

    I saw a review of a game that claimed it was 2.5gb after install after apple says in the app store its only 700mb
  5. Keijo macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2012
    The app size will be as the App Store info tells you. But to download it, you need at least double the space or you can use your computer to download it.

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