iOS 8vs iOS 9 size....

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by rockitdog, Jul 9, 2015.

  1. rockitdog macrumors 68020

    Mar 25, 2013
    I see Apple advertising that iOS9 will take up less room than iOS 8 does, 4.58 GB compared to 1.3GB respectively. Does that mean that the extra 3.28GB of space will be returned to iPhone users to do with as they please? Or is this just the amount of room needed to update the software and have no bearing on the actual size of the OS.
  2. Crisis macrumors member

    Jul 19, 2012
    just the amount of room needed to update the software, they didn't say anything about the actual size
  3. dearfriendx macrumors 6502


    Jun 3, 2011
    San Diego, CA
    To clarify above, the iPhone would need gigabytes of room in order to install updates--solely to move around files and work to update the device. Now, the room you need is decreased 4x. Don't need 4.5GB JUST to update.
  4. lagwagon Suspended


    Oct 12, 2014
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    I gained 1.3gb in space when going from 8.4 final to 9 PB1 today.
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

    Sep 23, 2008
    Due to cleared caches, I'd wager. I don't think the OS would decrease in size so much.
  6. Yun0 macrumors 65816


    Jun 12, 2013
    Winnipeg, Canada
    my space usage went up 200mb or so when i went to 9.0 b3 from 8.4, & total capacity dropped from 55.9gb to 55.7gb

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