Explain capacity on iPod touch 6th gen

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by kaydot, Oct 12, 2015.

  1. kaydot macrumors regular

    Sep 15, 2011
    I went to the Apple store to check out the latest iPod touch models. They are extremely light and drop-prone. Will definitely want a case on these guys.

    In any case, I couldn't tell what models were on display, but I assume 32gb. When I went to "settings" to check out available storage, it said this:
    "Total storage 19.9 GB", "Available 5.4GB".

    Every model on display had this statistic.

    I'm trying to figure out how it goes from 19.9GB from 32. Does it not report the space used up by iOS as part of the total? (i mean, ignoring the 32 GB (marketing speak) != 32 real gigabytes thing)
  2. PhilHeron macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2014
    I was wondering the same thing when I was in the Apple Store.

    I've just checked my 5th generation iPod touch (32gb) on iOS 9 and this shows:
    Settings > General > About - Capacity 27.2 GB
    Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage - Used 16.9 GB, Available 10.1 GB

    So I guess that about 27gb is the storage left after installing iOS.
  3. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    apple loads its ipods with special demo iOS and thats why its so low? thats the guess i had

    normally iOS takes up 12% to 16% of your storage , so if you have a 128 gig iPhone you have 113 gig capacity. that is what my iPhone said the last time i took a screen shot. i think that was iOS 8
  4. ouimetnick macrumors 68020


    Aug 28, 2008
    Beverly, Massachusetts
    I noticed that the other day as well. If it's a 32GB, even with the demo installed, it should report total capacity between 27-29GB... Not 19.9! I doubt these are special iPod touch units, but maybe they are?
  5. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    i was thinking this demo version of iOS comes with all those apps preloaded. i overheard one of them tell someone that they refresh the iPods every day to clear them of personal info

    i should of checked the back or googled the model numbers!
  6. venomgt95 macrumors 6502


    May 8, 2014
    The 4th gen was the last touch to display the Storage on the back. They ditched it with the 5th gen, so the 6th gen doesn't have it either.

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