Apps eating space on iPhone 6, 16GB

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Subu, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. Subu macrumors regular

    Jan 10, 2013
    Dear all

    I have a standard iPhone 6, 16 GB version , NOT Jailbroken. I've updated to lates iOs.

    I have un installed most of the "heavy" apps and have some 30+ apps "light" apps left.

    Some of these apps seems to storing audio video on the phone memory and hence eating space on my iPhone. iTunes shows I have consumed approx 5 GB of space for apps, while the list Apps themselves are hardly 2GB (meaning rest is stored files, videos etc). I suspect the messaging apps most, followed by Safari etc storing content, hence cluttering the phone.

    How do I clean up and free space by only deleting audio / video / photo content and NOT the app itself? I can't delete ALL messaging apps or delete all messages because there is bound to be some important ones there. so is there a smarter easier way ?

    thanks in adv
  2. Newtons Apple Suspended

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Hard to do depending on the app. Some store data internally and it is hard to get rid of the data the apps store. Hope you have learned a lesson and will get at least a 64gb model next time. 16 is just way to small.
  3. firedept macrumors 603


    Jul 8, 2011
    Never understood why Apple went with the 16GB as the base model. Should have been 32GB at minimum. The bigger the IOS and how apps are storing content, the harder it is getting for people to manage the 16GB. To me, the cloud is not the answer either. Why do I always want to have to go to the cloud to have to use or find something. Lot nicer to just have it stored right on my phone.

    I use to manage a 16GB iPhone 5 years ago and that was not so bad. But as tech grows and our needs grow, so does the space we require. Plus the cost to add that extra space to a phone these days is absolute pennies for Apple.

    Not intended to put you down OP, this is purely my opinion of Apple's silly way of thinking.
  4. bransoj macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2013
    Its an age old argument about entry levels but its an entry level option for a large number of users for whom its plenty. Plenty of folk dont have bucket loads of photos, music, videos etc on their phone, dont install big apps and just use the phone to text, surf the web and use facebook or twitter!

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