Iphone 4S storage used different from actual

aphexacid

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I just got my replacement 4S, installed 5.01, and wiped the phone clean after (with the built in erase phone option)

All i have done is fetched my contacts from iCloud, i took 6 pictures, and put about 20 apps on.

In the "usage" section of the phone settings, it says im using 822MB. i thought that was odd, so i calculated and its somewhere around 350MB.

Lets even give it 500 MB of usage, which its not. Where is the rest of the "usage" coming from?

Does anyone know what a complete empty iphone 4S 16GB says in the "usage"section for starage?
 

aphexacid

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I pressed show all apps, and then just added up all of the sizes that it showed....with a calculator lol
 

Intell

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That doesn't show the caches, media artwork, photo database, other settings, and operating system files.
 

mofunk

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I thought the photos are compressed on the iPhone. I know my photos are huge, and there is no way that they take up that little space w/o some compression.
 

aphexacid

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What caches etc could there possibly be? I did a clean install, and transferred over 20 apps. The only one i've even opened so far is my bank of america app.

400MB of caches??
 

Intell

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The OS is probably a good chunk of it, isn't it?
iOS lives on its own partition and its set to read only. Its used space does not show in Settings or iTunes.

What caches etc could there possibly be? I did a clean install, and transferred over 20 apps. The only one i've even opened so far is my bank of america app.

400MB of caches??
Have you ever looked at the true contents of the /var/ partition on a jailbroken iDevice? There's a lot of stuff in there. Every little setting, detail, picture, or other user altered thing is stored on the /var/ partition and counts towards the total used space.
 

aphexacid

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I dunno, maybe i never noticed it before. its not THAT big of a deal as long as its not some weird phantom thing thats going to continue eating away.

If you guys think its normal, then screw it!

thanks!
 
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