iPhone XS Max For those who bought 512GB, what do you put on your iPhones?!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Jan 5, 2019.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    #1
    Serious question. I would LOVE to use my iPhone more, but right now use less than 60GB and could delete a bunch of stuff and free up even more space easily.

    I am wondering what you guys and girls do to use so much storage. I'd like to learn!
     
  2. tl01 macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    #2
    I have the same issue because I use iCloud for my photos. I have a 256 phone but I can’t fathom filling it all:).
     
  3. purged, Jan 5, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2019
  4. tl01 macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2010
    #4
    Lol! Totally get it. I think what should I put on the phone and then I think...just put it down.
     
  5. chabig macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2002
    #5
    I keep a personal backup of Wikipedia, just in case I am without an internet connection.
     
  6. revmacian macrumors 6502

    revmacian

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2018
    Location:
    USA
    #6
    I came to this thread genuinely curious as to why anyone would buy a phone with half a terabyte of storage in it. Serves me right, I guess. lol!
     
  7. crislee macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    May 26, 2014
    #7
    Most with 512GB are usually shooting a lot of 4K video, those IG celebrities and others who use their iPhone as their go-to-cam for everyday life.
     
  8. Ebok macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2018
    #8
    I knew a girl who would always buy the highest capacity cause it was “the best one available”

    Pretty sure she used less than 50gb of it
     
  9. Spoon! macrumors 6502

    Spoon!

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2018
    #9
    I filmed my cousin’s play in 4K @ 60 FPS and it took up over 200 GB. Looked fantastic though. I also do a lot of offline downloading for music, Netflix, etc. so I don’t use up all my data when I’m on the go.
     
  10. Zenithal macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2009
    #10
    Most people who purchase this use their iPhone as a day to day camera when they don't have their DSLR or as someone pointed out, they're one of those successful YouTube types who require fast filming without bulk. That said, I suspect most who buy this variant of the iPhone are uploading to a third party service like Google One or Amazon or DropBox.
     
  11. Minorite macrumors regular

    Minorite

    Joined:
    May 8, 2018
    Location:
    Poland
    #11
    I would have kept a backup of my local drive in some file manager... Really, safest place in my case :D
     
  12. gigapocket1 macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2009
    #12
    Also my messages wouldn’t be able to be held on the iPhone. My message database is over 100gigs
     

    Attached Files:

  13. HEK, Jan 5, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2019

    HEK macrumors 68040

    HEK

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    Location:
    US Eastern time zone
    #13
    I keep my entire music library 30 GB on it. As well as bunch of movies 160 GB. Also have entire world map 36 GB downloaded, so all need is gps to navigate not internet.

    Also to keep speed as high as possible keep 30 to 40% drive empty. Am at about 300 GB.

    I never even think about memory regardless of what I download, movies, pictures, I take, etc.

    Have 1TB on my iPad Pro as well. Never to young, never too rich, never too much memory. At least I have one of the three covered.
     
  14. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    #14
    LOL this is hilarious
     
  15. HEK macrumors 68040

    HEK

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    Location:
    US Eastern time zone
    #15
    I know people who buy Mercedes to go grocery shopping. Never use vehicle anywhere near it’s capability. $50k extra for star in the hood. LOL
     
  16. purged, Jan 5, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 15, 2019
  17. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    #17
    But what would more capability be used for? I mean we have speed limits and the roads are paved.
     
  18. pika2000 macrumors 601

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2007
    #19
    Yeah, have a friend who said almost exactly the same. She was using 128GB iPhone 6 Plus and wanted 256GB XR (the top of the line for XR). In reality, she was just using half of her 128GB iPhone 6 Plus after all these years, and it took me a while to convince her that her usage won’t double just because she upgraded her phone. Finally she opted for the 128GB XR.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 5, 2019 ---
    For cars, there’s the comfort factor. The Benz is sure more comfortable than, let’s say a Honda.

    A 512GB iphone has the same exact hardware sans the extra storage as a 64 or 256GB iPhone.
     
  19. HEK macrumors 68040

    HEK

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2013
    Location:
    US Eastern time zone
    #20
    That’s my point
     
  20. vertical smile macrumors 68030

    vertical smile

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2014
    #21
    I have a 128GB SE, which has about 30GBs free. I would have gotten a larger size storage if it was available.

    I probably could have delt with the cheaper 64GB SE, but I didn't ever wants to deal with having to delete stuff when I run out of storage.

    I'd imagine there are many other iPhone users that felt similar. No matter if they are shooting 4K video, storaging large amounts of media, playing a lot of games, or taking lots of photos, it is nice to not have to worry about running out of space.

    With Apple devices, you can never have too much storage, but there are plenty of people out there that had to deal with having too little storage.

    Most people probably don't even pay attention to their free space, until they run out of it.
     
  21. tonybarnaby macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2017
    #22
    Family member right here. There was also someone on here who said his 512gb max was the only true flagship. Buying a car with 500hp and driving slow most of the time is worth it for those few times you can get on it. Unused storage is absolutely worthless.
     
  22. crawfish963 macrumors 6502

    crawfish963

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2010
    Location:
    Texas
    #23
    Resale value? I have no idea. I have 256 and I have used 60 of it. Video is set for 4K 60 fps.
     
  23. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2014
    #24
    Hahah the things people say!

    How about this:

    “The only true flagship is 512 MAX but it HAS to be in gold because gold signifies wealth” haha!

    What a joke.
     
  24. Ebok macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2018
    #25
    It’s more sad than anything.

    She was a headcase tho. One day she was having a meltdown cause her parents gave her a budget of $100k for a car and the one she wanted was $120k
     

Share This Page