iPhone 5 storage....

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Ajoyner41, Nov 15, 2014.

  1. Ajoyner41 macrumors newbie

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    For the past week or so I have been having trouble with the storage on my iPhone. I would go to take a picture and it would tell me there is not enough storage avaliable. So, after deleting some unused apps it would allow me to take the picture. I texted the picture to a friend then deleted it to save space. Then, later that day it would read that I don't have storage again without me adding or downloading anything. This has been a contiual process for around a week. Why do I keep losing storage without doing anything. Is the phone just old and time for an upgrade?
     
  2. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

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    How much storage do you actually have available?

    iOS will use about 300MB itself for caching and other stuff but will delete those when you run out of space.
     
  3. Ajoyner41 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Right now I just deleted stuff so it says I have around 54mb but I'm sure that will sonn dwindle down to 0 like it has during the past week
     

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  4. jahall05 macrumors regular

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    Check under manage storage for applications that are abnormally large. My sister was having the same issue with her 4s only for me to find her Facebook application somehow was growing out of control, taking up over 2GB of space. Deleting and reinstalling that application worked.
     
  5. nightstalkerz macrumors 6502

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    You need to have about 300MB free otherwise iOS will just use that space, complain about no space and free it up again.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You need to start removing apps, music, pictures, videos etc...
    Programs such as facebook, safari and others tend to use up space when you browse with them as they store temp files on your phone.
    Also if you keep letting it run very low on storage like that you will start getting lots of errors, slowdowns, crashes etc...
    You need to leave at least 1GB or more free.
    You cant keep doing what you're doing filling it up to the max, then deleting a few pictures and then every day having to take pictures, send them, delete them.
    You should either clean it out good and remove apps and stuff you're not using on a daily basis or get a 64GB or 128GB model.
    Its not the phones fault, its the user.
    You can also use battery doctor from the appstore to clear out some unwanted cached files.
     
  7. XmeX macrumors regular

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    Usually i face this issue, deleting media from IMessage solves it
     

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