chicu1981

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Oct 14, 2017
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Hi
I have this problem with my 16GB iPhone 6s plus running iOS 11. System Storage is taking 12GB of storage space. I deleted all the apps I can delete without some critical ones. I also deleted all photos docs stuff. But system storage remains at 12 GB. That is full 75% of my capacity and given the fact we cannot insert a SD card I cannot do much with this phone. I keep getting annoying messages about no enough room.


Can someone tell me what is this system storage and how i can delete it?

Hi
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Paddle1

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May 1, 2013
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Hi
I have this problem with my 16GB iPhone 6s plus running iOS 11. System Storage is taking 12GB of storage space. I deleted all the apps I can delete without some critical ones. I also deleted all photos docs stuff. But system storage remains at 12 GB. That is full 75% of my capacity and given the fact we cannot insert a SD card I cannot do much with this phone. I keep getting annoying messages about no enough room.


Can someone tell me what is this system storage and how i can delete it?

Hi
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[doublepost=1508030191][/doublepost]anyone?
Backup your device, erase your device and restore from the backup. See if that helps.
 

chicu1981

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Original poster
Oct 14, 2017
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Backup your device, erase your device and restore from the backup. See if that helps.
Just did that and now my availabel space is down to 2 gb. System storage is now 12.9 GB
[doublepost=1508035946][/doublepost]It just sucks so much. I spoke with one of the geniuses on the phone and like moronic bot he kept saying the system will clean up the garbage automatically. I am not the only one having these issues. The reason i cannot start form the beginning is because i have a work app which is activated on this phone. And to delete that i would need to apply for that app from my work again, which requires approval from work.
 

Mlrollin91

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Just did that and now my availabel space is down to 2 gb. System storage is now 12.9 GB
[doublepost=1508035946][/doublepost]It just sucks so much. I spoke with one of the geniuses on the phone and like moronic bot he kept saying the system will clean up the garbage automatically. I am not the only one having these issues. The reason i cannot start form the beginning is because i have a work app which is activated on this phone. And to delete that i would need to apply for that app from my work again, which requires approval from work.

Wait. You restored the device as new then restored the backup and system storage is taking up more space than before? Something is definitely wrong then.
 

Paddle1

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The only other thing I noticed when looking it up was to try syncing with iTunes to clear the "Other".
 

Appleman11

macrumors newbie
Nov 11, 2017
11
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Hi
I have this problem with my 16GB iPhone 6s plus running iOS 11. System Storage is taking 12GB of storage space. I deleted all the apps I can delete without some critical ones. I also deleted all photos docs stuff. But system storage remains at 12 GB. That is full 75% of my capacity and given the fact we cannot insert a SD card I cannot do much with this phone. I keep getting annoying messages about no enough room.


Can someone tell me what is this system storage and how i can delete it?

Hi
221e441a-9057-4ac1-bae2-fce9cd64666b-png.725414

[doublepost=1508030191][/doublepost]anyone?
Update to the 11.2 software. I had the same issue and updating fixed the issue for me.
 

orbital~debris

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Mar 3, 2004
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I had the same issue on my iPhone X after restoring it from a backup of my 7 Plus.
Eventually (after trying point release updates of iOS 11 and trying numerous other troubleshooting steps), the only recourse was to erase & start from fresh. This resolved the problem.
 

Frumious B

macrumors newbie
Oct 30, 2011
20
6
My system is sitting on 15.65GB on a iPad Air 128GB. I had to delete a bunch of music just to be able to operate. Issue is unchanged after IOS 11.2 update and an erase and restore.
 
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