how much free space?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ericg301, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. ericg301 macrumors 6502a

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    How much free space does everyone like to keep on their phones?

    See below for my current allotment.

    Luckily, I can fit my entire music library. But I get nervous whenever I start taking a lot of photos or video. I know 7GB is PLENTY (considering my last iPhone was 8GB total), but I still feel a bit cramped. If I add much more music I may have to compress everything down to 128K.

    What about you guys? How much free space do you like to keep?
     

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  2. MacDawg macrumors P6

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  3. gh0001 macrumors member

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    I have a 16GB iPhone and I still have 30% free space :)
     
  4. terryfish169 macrumors newbie

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    I still have a lot of free space but I would start being aware of my space usage once I only have 2GB left on my iPhone. Maybe I'll remove most pictures from my iPhone after I transferred them to my desktop.
     
  5. Watabou macrumors 68040

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    Have about 20% free. I wish I had a 32Gb so I could cram more music on it.

    Reason I keep at least 2GB free is that I hate managing my stuff to fit some new apps that's over 500 megs.
     

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  6. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

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    this thread is useless

    free space is wasted space

    storage space =/= ram =/= cpu cycles

    the iphone has its own "scracth disk" that it uses for operation. Even if you filled your phone 100% with music, it would not slow down the phone. You just wouldn't be able to install anything anymore

    If you have a computer with only 1 hard drive, then I could see how it would be an issue to fill it up completely

    but consider the iphone "Free space" to something akin to an external hard drive.
     

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