For those on the fence, 64GB or 256GB. Upgrade to iOS 11!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mbhforum, Sep 19, 2017.

  1. mbhforum macrumors 6502a

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    I just upgraded to IOS 11 and it has saved me over 11GB of space! I am picking up the 64GB 8+ Friday and this makes me a feel a lot better with my decision as I now have around 18GB free.
     
  2. AlphaGuitarist macrumors 6502a

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    My available space increased by about 4.5GB after updating to iOS 11.
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    This is because when you update an OS it usually cleans out system caches. Over the next several months, that space will gradually be eaten up again.

    iOS 11 is bigger than iOS 10.
     
  4. AlphaGuitarist macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah...I was worried about that. :mad:
     
  5. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Maybe a bit cache, but not to that extent.
     
  6. mbhforum thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I recall reading somewhere that iOS 11 would do a better job reclaiming wasted space that was typically reserved for the OS.
     
  7. Mlrollin91 macrumors G5

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    After beta testing iOS 10 for 3 months (last summer) I had over 7GB in log files alone. So yes, it can build up to 10+ GB.
     
  8. Ralfi, Sep 19, 2017
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    Not sure if the below is for existing photos/videos, &/or future ones shot with the camera update in IOS11...


    • "Photos and videos will take up half the space with the new HEIF and HEVC image and video formats"
    I'm currently using 57.57GB of 128GB (iPhone) & 58.96GB of 64GB (iPad). Interesting to see how that changes after updating.

    IPhone just updated.....43.6GB....saved ~14GB?!?!
     
  9. mbhforum thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    You pretty much were in the same position as me and it saved around the same. It wasn't from photos, but wasted space and app caches appeared to shrink.
     
  10. Ralfi macrumors 68030

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    iPad is now 56.9GB, post IOS11 install. Saved about 2GB fyi.
     
  11. Technarchy macrumors 604

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    4K 60FPS is going to crush 64gb soooooo fast.

    I went with 256gb for that reason.
     
  12. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    I only gained about 2 GB probably more like 1.8.

    The main reason i want the 256GB is because of the 4k 60 FPS Video
     
  13. edfoo macrumors 6502

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    Yes.

    However I don't shoot much video and if I do, I prefer 1080p/30fps so I can edit my video on my PC without using too much resources. My nearly three year old 64GB iPhone 6 still has about 30GB free space available. So I am going to stick with 64GB again.
     
  14. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    I frequently edit 4k footage off my DJI Osmo using my 2015 Macbook Pro. Its a non issue.
     
  15. edfoo macrumors 6502

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    I am not saying my PC has an issue editing 4K video, built it last year with an Intel i7-6700K CPU, plenty of power. Just that I don't like these huge 4K video taking up the hard disk space, plus my monitor is 1440p and my TV is 1080p resolution, don't have any display at home to enjoy the full 4K resolution, so recording in 1080p is good enough for me.
     
  16. Vermifuge macrumors 68000

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    That’s a fair concern. I understand. I would suggest that when exporting video 4K or otherwise just skip ProRes and go for medium or even high quality. The savings in disk space in considerable.
     
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