iPhone 8(+) iPhone 8 Plus Free Space?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DrWho, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. DrWho macrumors member


    Dec 11, 2008
    I am aware that I haven't posted for awhile and hate to ask, but I am a member of Macbb as well, and for some strange reason people have stopped answering my questions, either I did something wrong, or they are being Di#*S anyway, I really need help, if anyone could please help me

    I am getting mixed messages from my iPhone. I go into Settings-About and it says i have 101.5GB free

    I have apps called It's Playing for movies/tv shows and Diskspace that both say 87.2GB free

    When I select iPhone Storage it says 154.5GB of 256GB Used

    Getting confused is it the apps, is it my phone. How do I get a definitive answer?

    iMac (Retina 5K, 27 inch late 2015)
    3.3 GHz Intel Core i5
    8GB 1867 MHz DDR3
    AMD Radeon R9 M395 2048MB

    iPhone 8 Plus
  2. JamiLynee macrumors 6502


    Jul 8, 2014
    Screen shots?
  3. DrWho thread starter macrumors member


    Dec 11, 2008
    All screenshots in a pdf document. Things have changed a bit

    Now it says 99.6GB

    The Diskspace app says 84.99GB

    The complete iPhone Storage says 156.4GB of 256GB

    Attached Files:

  4. Newtons Apple macrumors Core

    Newtons Apple

    Mar 12, 2014
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Different apps will yield difference results. I think that iTunes should be most accurate but do not know for sure. I have so much memory available that I have never checked.
  5. BigMcGuire Contributor


    Jan 10, 2012
    iTunes is usually fairly good but even that will differ from the iPhone's settings iPhone Storage. Best way I've found to be semi-accurate is to restart the phone, then check iPhone storage. Make sure you've done your iTunes/iCloud backups. Apps can reserve a lot of cache space, especially if you're a heavy video/music downloader. Restarting clears a lot of that used (but refundable) space.

    But yeah kinda bugs me that nothing is really consistently accurate with iPhone storage. But it's that way on my Macbook Air/Mini as well - I can never get a consistent free space reading. I just chalk it up to how Unix/Linux does cache management and I've never had a problem with space so whatever. :/

    I make sure to store static data on my external spinning drives so my 128GB Macbook Air and 256GB Mac Mini are usually very free on the OS drives and my iPhone is 256GB with only 40GB used.

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