Can't install app: "not enough free space"

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by cycleswithin, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. cycleswithin macrumors newbie

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    So I bought the Monkey Island app via iTunes and downloaded it to my Macbook as I thought this might be faster/easier.

    I didn't have enough free space on my iPhone, so I cleared off some music/photos. Now I have about 550Mb free, and Monkey Island requires about 350Mb. However, every time I try and sync it says that I don't have enough free space.

    I also tried installing the app directly onto my phone over WiFi, but I get the same error.

    I updated to the latest iPhone OS (from v3 to v3.0.1) before trying to sync.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Slip Jigs macrumors 6502a

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    I would guess that you don't have enough free space just like it says. I don't know the specs, but you usually need more space to install an app than it actually takes up, just like any computer. How many Gig phone do you have?
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    You need twice the size of the file to install (for a temp file). So, you need 700 MB free.
     
  4. cycleswithin thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Glad to help.

    Why are stating that it is 8 GB?

    Edit: Oh, I guess you were responding to the other poster.
     
  6. willpower101 macrumors regular

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    what about this error in a mac where you are trying to copy a 700mb dmg over a network and also off a usb drive and neither work, with the same error. 30 gb of free space too.
     
  7. JKColo22 macrumors regular

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    Please start a new thread for this...
     
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