iPhone capacity?

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  1. Jphilippon macrumors member

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    I have a white iPhone 3G and it's labeled as 16GB but the capacity in iTunes only shows 6.9GB, would anyone like to enlighten me as to why?
     
  2. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    that's probably the free space, and you've got the rest filled up with music/video/apps. otherwise, I have no clue what's going on.
     
  3. Ace134blue macrumors 6502a

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    Does it say 6.9gb free? Go to your settings > general > about And it says Capacity and Available. If it does say 6.9 than you should restore and if that doesnt fix it than perhaps yours got labeled wrong.
     
  4. Jphilippon thread starter macrumors member

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    No, it shows the total capacity as 6.9GB...
     

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  5. Abarth1200 macrumors regular

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    My 16GB IP4 only shows up a capicity of 14GB on itunes, I think this is down to the megabyte/1000 equation and the fact that some of it is taken up by the OS.

    Currently I only have 0.96GB free :eek:
     
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  8. Vegastouch macrumors 603

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    Was just thinking maybe somebody juped you by putting on a different case that said it was 16gb. Other than that, i have no idea.
     
  9. famoussasjohn macrumors 6502a

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    sounds like you got an 8GB 3GS..
    where did you buy it?
     
  10. lbro macrumors 6502a

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    Try restoring it. Otherwise, bring it in to an apple store if that doesn't work.
     
  11. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    Let us know how it goes, hopefully you get it sorted out. That's alot of space to go 'Poof'.
     
  12. Ace134blue macrumors 6502a

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    Uhm, did it show more storage before you upgraded to 4.1? If it did, try restoring, if not take it to a store.
     
  13. Jphilippon thread starter macrumors member

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    Restored it as a new phone (not from backup), and it still shows the exact same capacity. The back says [16GB]. That's it. No 3G(S) or anything like that... :l
     
  14. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    You really bought an 8GB. Someone changed the back on you.
     
  15. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, sounds like an 8GB iPhone.
     
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  17. M-5 macrumors 65816

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    You should really provide more information. Have you had this phone for a while, or did you just buy it? Did you buy it from Apple new or maybe refurbished? Did you buy it used? Where did you get this phone, and how long have you had it? Did it just recently start showing that amount of storage, or has it always showed that amount?

    And in your original post, you said it was a 3G, and the backs of the iPhone cases won't say 3G or 3GS on them. The difference is that the 3GS backs have reflective letters.
     
  18. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    seems to be true. that's a bummer
     
  20. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    For the OP, a real 16GB 3G iPhone back will look like this:

    (yes it's a bad pic but you get the idea)
     

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