iPhone 4s 8gb iOS9 space issue

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by badarihp, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. badarihp macrumors newbie

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    after upgrading my friends iPhone 4s 8gb from iOS8 to iOS9 (erase all contents & settings, reset all settings), the space hasn't reduced. And the memory capacity shows 5.4gb, now only 4.2gb available, is this correct or i missed something?. I thought that iOS9 would take less space 1.3gb so that 8gb iPhone's gain some space.
     
  2. gforce216 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the delta changes came out to 1.3GB, but overall the size of the OS is still pretty large. I think, unfortunately, the 8GB iPhone 4S is not considered that greatly by Apple at this point.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    The update itself was supposed (and does) take up less space as far as how much is needed to install it. The OS itself once installed wasn't something that was supposed to shrink.
     
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    badarihp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    1st time am asking this kinda question, is there a way to completely remove iOS from iPhone and freshly install to the latest iOS (in case this works)
     
  5. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There's no removing iOS per se, but you can put the device into recovery mode or DFU mode and use iTunes to do a fresh install of the latest version of iOS.
     
  6. badarihp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Out of 8gb, only 4.2gb is available by iOS 9 stock. I noticed the iPhone capacity showing 7.2gb while restoring the iPhone to iOS 9 on iTunes.
     
  7. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Even if you set up as a new device (and not from a backup) iCloud syncing to things like photo library will download content to the device so are these figures really 'stock'?

    Also new devices can install deleteable non-stock apps like GarageBand by default

    Look in Settings > Geberal > Storage & iCloud Usage and see what's using space
     
  8. Mickyuki Suspended

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    Check what’s taking up the space first: Go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage> Manage Storage (Under STORAGE, not ICLOUD), and then you can figure it out. :)
     
  9. badarihp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    This is the 1st iDevice my friend bought, so new Apple & iCloud ID, no data, photo library, nothing.
     
  10. Bezares macrumors regular

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    How does the iPhone feel with iOS 9? How do you feel its performance? Despite free memory to use, do you want to go back to the previous version or do you think iOS 9 is better?
     
  11. badarihp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iOS 9 is super with lots of features on iPhone 4S. You can't expect iOS 7 speed on iOS 9. But if u want new features then u should upgrade to iOS 9. It lags a bit sometimes but it's not so bad.
    If u are a fast user I prefer iOS 7, I jumped from iOS 7 to iOS 9 due to issues on iOS 8, so I don't know what iOS 8 felt like. Apple may release 9.2 this week, it seems to be bit faster than 9.1.
     
  12. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Formatted capacity of 8GB is 7.2GB. Minus iOS, which is roughly 2-3GB, which gives you that 4.2GB number.
     
  13. badarihp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But iOS 9 is taking same size 2-3gb. What about iOS 9's 1.3gb?
     
  14. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Thats the size of free space required to install the OS. Not the OS itself.

    Download the file, the file itself is bigger than 1.3GB plus then it unpacks itself.
     
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  16. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Alright, so just the file is 1.47GB, then it unpacks and installs.
     
  17. badarihp thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Of course.
    Is app thinning in the works? Just want to save some space on 8gb device.
     
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