iPhone 6+ 16gb

KateMack55

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OK - bear with me as I'm not a techie. I just got my first smartphone - a 6+. I have always had a basic flip phone because I just don't use a cell phone that much. However, after taking a vacation last fall, my husband and I realized it would be nice to be able to have Internet access while on the road.

I got a 16gb phone and thought it would be OK because I have been using a 16gb iPod Touch and never came close to running out of memory.

I quickly realized that a 16gb phone filled up really fast! Most of the memory was eaten up by photos and music. I bought a RsvPower file hub because it sounded like it would solve my problem - but I guess I can't transfer music I bought using iTunes.

Other than the cloud, it there a device like a file hub that is compatible with all iOS files? I don't want to store everything in the cloud because sometimes I am in areas where I don't have good cell coverage. Thanks.
 

yjchua95

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OK - bear with me as I'm not a techie. I just got my first smartphone - a 6+. I have always had a basic flip phone because I just don't use a cell phone that much. However, after taking a vacation last fall, my husband and I realized it would be nice to be able to have Internet access while on the road.

I got a 16gb phone and thought it would be OK because I have been using a 16gb iPod Touch and never came close to running out of memory.

I quickly realized that a 16gb phone filled up really fast! Most of the memory was eaten up by photos and music. I bought a RsvPower file hub because it sounded like it would solve my problem - but I guess I can't transfer music I bought using iTunes.

Other than the cloud, it there a device like a file hub that is compatible with all iOS files? I don't want to store everything in the cloud because sometimes I am in areas where I don't have good cell coverage. Thanks.
You should be using something like this: http://9to5mac.com/2015/03/20/the-best-iphoneipad-usb-flash-drives-with-lightning-connectors/

PS - use a streaming service like Spotify for your music instead. And also transfer all your photos to your Mac/PC whenever possible. Store it there instead.
 

IrishVixen

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I personally transfer photos to Dropbox via their app. I'm not sure if any of those external drives are compatible with iTunes-purchased music, though some may work with music loaded from CDs or other DRM-free files. I know that none of them work with iTunes purchased movies (at least, since iOS 8)--though they'll typically work with movies ripped from DVDs. Most only seem good for photos and not much else.

All that said, if you're still within the return period, I can't stress this enough...RETURN THE 16 GB and get the 64. Seriously. 16 is already too small, between the size of iOS and ever-growing app sizes. You will outgrow that phone extremely fast--if you haven't already.

If that's not possible, iTunes Match might help with the music problem, though it's $25 a year.
 

KateMack55

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Thanks - I doubt I'm still in the return period. It really upsets me because I paid almost $800 for this thing. I wish I had known about the memory. Apple really ticks me off. I have had my iPod touch for three years and it's only good for music now. Almost all of the apps on it no longer function because I can't update it to iOS 8.

I imagine my phone will probably be obsolete in even less time. Live and learn.
 

yjchua95

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Thanks - I doubt I'm still in the return period. It really upsets me because I paid almost $800 for this thing. I wish I had known about the memory. Apple really ticks me off. I have had my iPod touch for three years and it's only good for music now. Almost all of the apps on it no longer function because I can't update it to iOS 8.

I imagine my phone will probably be obsolete in even less time. Live and learn.
Well maybe you should've done your homework beforehand. Caveat emptor.

My old iPhone 5 was a 32GB variant and since I was running out of space pretty quickly (normally with around 6-7GB remaining), I decided to spring for a 64GB iPhone 6 Plus when it was time to upgrade.
 

nj-morris

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I recommend iCloud Photo Library. It stores photos on iCloud and optimises your storage space.
 

Gav2k

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You could get an iTunes Match type experience free with google music. It'll match you library on your Mac/pc then you download the app on your iPhone and it's all there for you without taking up space.