Capacity of 16 GB Devices

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by golfnut1982, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. golfnut1982 macrumors regular

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    Can someone let me know what your device capacity is after installing IOS 9? The several 16 GB devices I have are all around 12 GB on IOS 8.4.1.
     
  2. Matthew.H macrumors 6502

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    After updating my 16gb 5 the capacity is still around 12gb. If you did a clean install you may get more but I'm not sure.
     
  3. joshellis625 macrumors 6502

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    With heavy Spotify saving and a couple big games and such. To show the other end of the spectrum.

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  4. liteshow macrumors regular

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    Capacity was 12.0 GB on 8.4.1. It is now 11.8 GB on 9.0. I have a 5s.

     
  5. perkedel macrumors 6502a

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    I have 11.7 GB capacity on ip6+.
     
  6. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    Gross.

    This is why iOS needs a clear app cache function.
     
  7. Armen macrumors 604

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    There is an automated clear cache feature if I remember correctly.
     
  8. joshellis625 macrumors 6502

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    Well to be fair that's me saving songs for offline use with Spotify so it's saving all of those songs to memory. But they really do need a clear cache setting. I agree. This was also an in-place update from iOS 8 to iOS 9 so who knows what files are left behind. I need to go clean some crap out.
     
  9. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    Really?

    Huh.

    How come I've freed up several GBs of space after restoring my phone with the exact same amount of content before and after the restore on the same software?

    Last restore on 8.4.1 before and after and same content before and after the restore (nothing deleted):

    6.2GB free before => 8.1GB after restoring.
     
  10. joshellis625 macrumors 6502

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    I too am very interested to know how this works.
     
  11. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    It's quite simple.

    iOS eats up free storage for cache and "better performance".

    That's fine. The ability to not clear it except by restoring isn't.
     
  12. joshellis625 macrumors 6502

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    This would imply theoretically that the OS would free up used cached space as needed by the user but from how much everyone talks about this issue it doesn't seem to really happen. This just made me think of the "memory cleaners" on the App Store. I wonder how those factor into this.
     
  13. Armen macrumors 604

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  14. mpavilion macrumors 6502a

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    My 5c says 10.3 Used / 2.0 Avail. This is after an OTA update, no clean install.
     
  15. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    I'll give you a virtual kiss if you tell me how to do that.
     
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The OS does itself if/when needed. Otherwise it's up to you basically, with the most straightforward way being to uninstall the app and install it again.
     
  17. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    I've never seen that.

    When I was jail broken the tweak iCleaner was handy.
     
  18. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    This reminds me of an amusing story, my mother called me one night asking me "why is my phone cleaning??" I was completely confused so I told her how to take a screenshot of what was going on and send it to me, and it was exactly what was in the picture above.

    I had to do a Google search to find out what was going on because I'd never seen it or heard of this before. Needless to say she calmed down when I explained it was just freeing up space by deleting unnecessary data. She has a 16GB phone.

    Those of us with 64GB phones thankfully rarely see this. It doesn't happen until you're VERY low on space. The next time I saw her I helped her offload a ton of videos to free up space on her phone.
     
  19. vertsix macrumors 65816

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    That's stupid though. Read my above posts.
     
  20. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    I agree that there should be better ways of doing it. I was just commenting on how it is and what's available.
     
  21. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    iOS does it automatically.

    My issue with it is that it's unreliable and iOS does it as a "dear god I need more space I NEED IT NOW" last resort effort.

    It's annoying when my 150mb facebook app has 500MB of data that I can't manually clear and I have to wait for my phone to reach kb status for iOS to clean it :/
     
  22. golfnut1982 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Never in my life did I ever see "Cleaning". But I'm not surprised, cool.
     
  23. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can technically clean it by deleting the app and installing it again.
     
  24. tbuzleski macrumors newbie

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    IPhone 6 = 11.2 gb after clean install (no icloud account) 470 mb already used by system.
     
  25. LordQ Suspended

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    I wouldn't mind 16 GB iPhone if we got at least 10 GB Free in iCloud...
     

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