iOS 8vs iOS 9 size....

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

  1. rockitdog Suspended

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    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

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

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    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

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    I gained 1.3gb in space when going from 8.4 final to 9 PB1 today.
     
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

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

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    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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