Free storage space on iPhone 6 plus

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  1. nutcaseguy macrumors newbie

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    I have an iPhone 6 plus. I connect it to my Mac and then look in iTunes under the iPhone Summary tab, and then look at the bottom where there is a colored bar showing the storage space allocation. Here it indicates that I have 10 GB of FREE.

    But when I try to fill that free space with say music albums, a notification window pops up immediately on my iPhone that says that I have run out of storage space.

    What gives ?? Help would be appreciated
    thanks
     
  2. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    Check your on device storage report in settings app. iTunes report is often tricky.
     
  3. nutcaseguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    On device storage is used 55.2 GB. Available storage is reported as 149MB.
     
  4. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    You have Apple Music and/or iCloud Photo optimized turned on?
     
  5. Shirasaki macrumors 603

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    So that is the reason why you receive that pop up from your device.
    Maybe, you need to check which one takes the most of your space on device.
     
  6. nutcaseguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't have a Apple Music subscription.
    iCloud Photo library is turned on.
    Optimize iPhone Storage is turned on.
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    Music uses the most storage- 40.5 GB. Not sure how that helps to solve the problem. iTunes still says that I should have 10GB free.
     
  7. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    If you have a large photo library, the phone is supposed to manage free space, deleting hi-res local versions of photos as needed.

    How many photos do you have?
     
  8. nutcaseguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have iCloud Photo Library turned on, which means of course, I don't have very many photos actually stored on my device. Total storage used for Photos & Camera is indicated at 1.0 GB.
     
  9. nutcaseguy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nobody seems to be able to help me here. I guess I will try the Apple.com forum
     

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