iPhone 11 Pro How is 64gb on iPhone 11 Pro treating you?

Matt Leaf

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I just ordered one and wondering if I should have opted for a 256.

Anyone finding they fill it up too quick with 4K movies? Or is it totally fine.

Got a window in which to upgrade till tomorrow basically so just wondering peoples experience
 

newellj

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If you take a lot of videos then definitely go 256. I’m not a video person mostly and with iCloud storage optimisation I’m at 32GB I think. This is with previous backups. Didn’t setup as new.
Mine is 64gb, it’s plenty enough for me. But I don’t keep music on my phone, I have an iPod for that.
I have been able to make 64gb work on my iPhones and iPads, but most apps are storing their data/outputs on someone's cloud. My XS Max was/is (long story) 64gb and that's fine for me.

But I think Akash.nu has a good point. My first 11 Pro Max was 64gb, and when I looked at the file sizes for video and, to a lesser extent, still photos, I exchanged it for a 256gb. (128gb would have been enough, but Apple doesn't offer us that choice - ahem.). Looking at how I'm using space on the 11PM, I may have been unnecessarily concerned. My plan is to see how it goes and either stick with 256gb or go back to 64gb next year, assuming 128gb still isn't a choice.

So, look at your current phone and think about how you use it. 64gb may be plenty. If not, you know what you need to do.
 

mjschabow

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If I didn’t have unlimited data, I’d struggle with 64gb. But literally everything other than apps is on the cloud. 4K videos are on there too, though I have Optimize Storage on for photos, so that don’t really matter either. Currently I have 28gb left.
 

Super Spartan

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I just ordered one and wondering if I should have opted for a 256.

Anyone finding they fill it up too quick with 4K movies? Or is it totally fine.

Got a window in which to upgrade till tomorrow basically so just wondering peoples experience
I bought the 512GB because I don't like to be worrying about space but if you're on a tight budget, if I were you here's how I would do it.

1) Store some music, not my entire collection, just the ones I listen to most on the phone.
2) upload my photos to iCloud (upgrading the storage for iCloud is dirt cheap anyway, I'd go for the 200GB plan
3) When you take some large 4K videos, simply upload then to your computer or somewhere safe and delete them off your phone or keep them in iCloud. Problem solved.
 

aajeevlin

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If I didn’t have unlimited data, I’d struggle with 64gb. But literally everything other than apps is on the cloud. 4K videos are on there too, though I have Optimize Storage on for photos, so that don’t really matter either. Currently I have 28gb left.
Same here, wife and I both have the 64gb. We have a good amount of 4k video on it. but with wifi and iCloud + optimize storage it works out just fine.
 

AJAAY

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I’m at 33gb of my 64gb. More than enough for me.

Don’t let anymore one up here convince you to get more than you need. Just go off your previous usage. If 64gb was fine for you in the past, then it’ll be fine for you this time around.
 

ilikewhey

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Depends how long you wanna keep this phone, if u upgrading next year for the redesign get the 64, also depends on how big your precious iPhone backup is or if you starting new. I haven’t bought a base iPhone since the iPhone 4 since I always carry my previous backup over to the new phone.

I don’t find using iCloud as extra storage very convenient, too dependent on lte coverage and completely inaccessible if your on a plane, or you got weak signal.
 

m0sher

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I have 64 GB I don’t store music on my phone though. I use the cloud streaming.

Every two or three family events after taking videos and pictures I take them off my phone and download them to my computer and name them. I never have any issues with phone filling up too fast because of pics or 4K video. So the only downside is keeping up with removing photos and videos from your phone and storing them on your computer off your phone more frequently.

I’d prefer 64GB because if I waited to fill up 256 GB of videos and pictures I have a lot more work to do at one sitting when moving and naming the pictures over to my computer / backup.

However if you like to keep a lot of songs on your phone or download a lot of videos because you’re in places where you don’t have Wi-Fi then 256 would be better., otherwise it just superfluous.
 

fsumom

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I always go with 64 GB. And I use my phone a lot for pictures and videos but I just back up frequently.
 

jplusc

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64gb works well for me, I’m sitting with over 30gb free and I have music downloaded as well. That said, if you want to save movies you’ll need a higher tier of storage.
 

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Go with what works for you. There are people who buy the 512Gb version and probably use less than 64Gb, but there are those that almost fill it up. Personally I’m using about 32Gb with all my photos/videos downloaded to the phone. I could easily upload them to iCloud if I have to. I use Spotify for music and have maybe 10 albums downloaded, so 64Gb works for me. When/if there is a 128Gb option, I will go with that.
 
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64gb was plenty for me in conjunction with my iCloud sub on my 8+, so upgraded to the 64 pro. No regrets here. My iPad Pro 10.5 has 256gb if I need more space.
 

m0sher

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Go with what works for you. There are people who buy the 512Gb version and probably use less than 64Gb, but there are those that almost fill it up. Personally I’m using about 32Gb with all my photos/videos downloaded to the phone. I could easily upload them to iCloud if I have to. I use Spotify for music and have maybe 10 albums downloaded, so 64Gb works for me. When/if there is a 128Gb option, I will go with that.
Agreed, if there was 128 GB option it would be the perfect amount for most people.
 
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Jzamora1978

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Mine is 64gb, it’s plenty enough for me. But I don’t keep music on my phone, I have an iPod for that.
I have an iPod that I haven’t used for years. My 11 is only 64g also, but I always save photos to google photos or computer and use Apple Music, none downloaded. I guess I’m not a heavy user.
 
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Most of the time fine, because I use iCloud.
But a few times my phone has refused to upload my photos/videos to iCloud because not enough storage space on phone.It’s really odd.
Anyone else have this issue?
 

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Mine is 64gb, it’s plenty enough for me. But I don’t keep music on my phone, I have an iPod for that.
What about pictures and video? Most people stream music now days, but a lot of people want their pics/video on their phone and not in the cloud.
 

BugeyeSTI

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I keep all photos and videos and other large files in iCloud and have optimize iPhone storage on. I only keep 10gb of music on my phone at any given time so I’ve never needed more than 64gb and have 39gb free right now. Paying for extra storage when not needed never pays itself back. You might get half back if your lucky when sold privately and if you trade in, you get virtually nothing... I definitely would go for 128 if it was offered but, the jump from 64 to 256 is just way too much.. I’ll never use the extra space
 
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newellj

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What about pictures and video? Most people stream music now days, but a lot of people want their pics/video on their phone and not in the cloud.
That's understandable, but if that's the only place the photos and videos are stored, you could lose a lot if the phone is lost, stolen or has some sort of serious hardware or software problem.
 

Matt Leaf

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Thanks guys great responses. I decided to stick with 64gb

I’m actually coming from an SE 16gb, which was always super, super tight.

I’ve actually had a couple of times where I had a 32 gb phone for a short while before something went wrong, I never truly got to enjoy that amount of storage (I have loads of obscure music and love storing it on my phone).

So I’m well used to the transfer backup lifestyle, will give 64 a go this round and see how it works out.

Will be my first ever flagship iPhone!
 
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