ios 8.1 vs 8.1.1 - solid 200mb differnce in size

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  1. abhi0n0nakul macrumors member

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    has anyone noticed the sizes of the ios file.

    ios 8.1.1 is nearly 200mb less than 8.1

    what does that mean?
    and is it that we get a little more space now for storage then?
     
  2. MarcusCarpenter macrumors 6502a

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    This was posted when 8.1.1 beta came out
    I guess they have just refined their code resulting in a smaller OS

    That's my guess anyway however the size don't seem to have changed for the iPhone 6 plus
     
  3. Dwalls90 macrumors 601

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    I'm also really curious as to how they achieved this. Perhaps they've started removing images in iOS versions for unapplicable devices? For example, before weren't there system images for the settings app for the 4S, 6 and 6+? Maybe now the IPSW for the 6+ only includes 6+ images and not the 4S and 6?

    I'm sorry, but there's no way they condensed code enough to save 200Mb. This must be graphics related.
     
  4. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    Others have chimed in on this as well. Good to see that in addition to the bug fixes, Apple seems to have purged some unnecessary baggage with this revision. Keep in mind that iOS 8.0 took up about ~0.7 GB more space than iOS 7.1.2 did, when comparing identically prepped devices. So, there might have already been some bloat that they didn't get around to purging until now.

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    Hard to say, but I have seen other posts indicating that the update freed up a lot of storage space. Generally, a minor interval iOS update will free up a lot of space just because it purges the caches. But, if the installation file is smaller, then there might indeed be some other freed up space as well.

    After updating to iOS 8.1.1, the free space on my 5s went from 7.3 GB to 7.9 GB. With a couple of days of normal use and refilling the caches (and no new apps installed), that free space is now at 7.7 GB.
     
  5. AirThis macrumors 6502a

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    That's bad news. I need to fill up that 128 GB. :D
     
  6. abhi0n0nakul thread starter macrumors member

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    i think for the same devices ios 8 was 400mb more than 7 not 700mb..
    thats what i have seen on iphone5,5s,ipad
     
  7. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    Arstechnica compared this using clean installations of iOS 8.0 and iOS 7.1.2. The extra storage space required for iOS 8 varied between 740 MB for the iPhone to 1.03 on iPads.

    http://arstechnica.com/apple/2014/09/ios-8-thoroughly-reviewed/2/
     
  8. abhi0n0nakul thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh didnt know that
    But this is after install
    I was comparing the file sizes only

    Ps. U are right there is much difference in free space on ios devices after ios 8 install
     
  9. Resist macrumors 68030

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    You mean MB.
     
  10. Manatlt macrumors 6502a

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    No he means 128GB. You forgot that the latest most expensive iPhones has the storage?
     

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