Internal memory question / downloads folder

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  1. Thunderbird 1 macrumors member

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    Hi all

    I have a shiny new iPhone 6 64gb. Looking at the battery indicator, it appears that my current internal memory is just 51gb so I've somehow used up 13gb already. I have 538 songs on the phone so even assuming an average of 5mb per song that's just 2.7gb so I can't understand where the rest of the memory has gone. I haven't taken any pictures.

    Also I'm curious to know how the music got onto my phone in the first place. I haven't hooked my phone up to the Mac yet and I'm not using the Cloud (as far as I know). So how did my iTunes get transferred across to the phone?

    Finally, can anyone tell me where I can find the downloads folder. I have downloaded two podcasts from BBC iPlayer (20mb each) but can't find them.

    Thanks again everyone.
     
  2. MattXDA macrumors 6502

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    I have 263 songs and that's 2.4GB, so you're looking at about 4.8GB realistically. iCloud automatically downloads any movies too, which you can find in the Videos app
     
  3. Thunderbird 1 thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, but even doubling the amount of space used by the songs, I'm still 10gb down.

    Also, I've tried playing the songs but no joy, they won't play. The albums/artists are all in bold type but the songs are greyed out. Are they actually there? Still not sure how they got there, if they are there.

    Phil
     
  4. the caveman macrumors 6502

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    There is no downloads folder in IOS because there is no user accessible file system. Your dowloaded podcast may be in the Podcasts app or the BBC app.
     
  5. Rlong405 macrumors member

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    The preinstalled IOS operating system on the phone will take up a fair few gb. the 64gb also comes preinstalled with a few Apple apps including pages, numbers, keynote. They can be deleted if you don't want them.
     
  6. Tyler23 macrumors 603

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    The 64GB phone comes with 57GB I believe out of the box.
     
  7. Thunderbird 1 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys. That would explain a lot of the missing gbs
     

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