Does storing a lot of video and apps on phone slow it down?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by rbkhockey83, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. rbkhockey83 macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Hi, I just got my iPhone last weekend. I was planning on 16GB but ended up w/ 32GB because of how big apps are getting nowadays, and the 1080p camera. It's also nice to have extra space. But.. I'm so OCD with new electronics and I'm wondering if storing a lot of apps (like 115 or so) and movies will slow down the phone? Or if shooting and storing a lot of video will slow it down at all. I've been having a field day with Filmic Pro and Camera plus.

  2. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    It is not about the quantity of apps but about the amount of free space, besides the RAM of the iPhone, the free space will make a difference. If the iPhone 32GB are full it will work at a very slow mode.

    Some people suggest to have at least 10% of the storage capacity free.
  3. TG1 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 21, 2011
    I haven't noticed a slow down with 123 apps and tons of pix and vids on my 32 gb iPhone 4.
  4. zigzagg321 macrumors 6502

    Oct 7, 2011
    the wire
    I keep 1GB free on my 16GB 4 and it runs as fast as the day I got it.
  5. rbkhockey83 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Ok so if a keep like 3.5-4gbs free it should run close to the speed it would with like 25gbs free?
  6. sentinelsx macrumors 68010

    Feb 28, 2011
    Not on mine. It is still running fine with just 3 GB left.
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
  8. LouieSamman macrumors 6502a


    Jul 23, 2008
    Orlando, Florida
    Will there's two answers. Yes and no. No because it's just flash space. What would slow the phone with having lots of apps is when you have a lot of apps in the multitasking tray. If you manage the apps all should be fine no matter how much apps you have.
  9. -aggie- macrumors P6


    Jun 19, 2009
    Where bunnies are welcome.
    And it will be hot like pizza. :)

    Lots of bad info here. OP, the answer is no. If you feel your phone is less snappy than you'd like, you might try restoring it (or even resetting all settings ...NOT erase all).
  10. Arnezie macrumors 65816


    Oct 10, 2011
  11. rbkhockey83 thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 27, 2011
    Ok, thanks for the help.. And I do try to clear my multitasking tray at least once per day, usually more.
  12. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Is that like 100 pounds of cotton and 100 pounds of steel which one is heavier thing:D

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