iPhone out of storage

marlasinger

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I installed iOS 7 the day it came out and until now have had no major problems. The last few days my phone just randomly tells me I am out of storage space. It goes from 4Gb free to 0 in about 5-6 hours. Has anyone else seen this?
 

grockk

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are you sure it is local storage and not icloud storage you are getting an alert about? My mom cleared out like her whole camera roll and videos and apps before coming to me and finding it was her icloud backup she was getting alerted about.
 

marlasinger

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Its definitely phone storage as an alert came up on my phone saying I was out of storage and could not take a photo when I tried to.
 

majid23

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If you're listening to your music on shuffle, including those in the cloud, the music files are being downloaded. That's what happened to me. I deleted the songs and videos that it had downloaded and my storage was back to normal.
 

ominx

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Jun 23, 2010
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I've noticed issues with storage running down as well. My guess is that iOS is using up some storage and it's not clear where it's coming from.

If I look at my usage in settings app and take the sum of all my apps it totals 8.32 GB. However, the reported usage is 12.9 GB. So essentially there is a 4.5 GB difference that I can only assume it is the OS itself. Does anyone know a way to confirm how much data iOS is consuming?
 

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Jare

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I installed iOS 7 the day it came out and until now have had no major problems. The last few days my phone just randomly tells me I am out of storage space. It goes from 4Gb free to 0 in about 5-6 hours. Has anyone else seen this?
I have, in a developer beta. You know, the one you shouldn't be using unless you have an app to test functionality with.
 

KeanosMagicHat

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May 18, 2012
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Seems this has now affected me.

Had over 5GB free - down to 700MB now. Would love to get to the bottom of it.
 

GreyOS

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I've noticed issues with storage running down as well. My guess is that iOS is using up some storage and it's not clear where it's coming from.

If I look at my usage in settings app and take the sum of all my apps it totals 8.32 GB. However, the reported usage is 12.9 GB. So essentially there is a 4.5 GB difference that I can only assume it is the OS itself. Does anyone know a way to confirm how much data iOS is consuming?
can't confirm atm but i believe itunes breaks it down and shows os data too?
 

Gjwilly

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May 1, 2011
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If you're listening to your music on shuffle, including those in the cloud, the music files are being downloaded. That's what happened to me. I deleted the songs and videos that it had downloaded and my storage was back to normal.
It might be broken in the beta but it's supposed to delete iCloud music after playing.
On my iPhone, none of the iCloud music that I've listened to is actually on my phone -- it all still shows the download button.
 

Mlrollin91

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Off topic, but looking at the screenshot above, I am happy that iOS 7 includes data usage of the message app. Good way to judge how attachments and dozens of conversations take up.
 

KeanosMagicHat

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For me it's nothing to do with iCloud or iTunes Match or anything normally non-phone based, as I don't use any of those services.
 

sawah

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When I had it installed the other data was at a gig and climbing everyday. That could be what's taking up some of the space.
 

KeanosMagicHat

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Seems this has now affected me.

Had over 5GB free - down to 700MB now. Would love to get to the bottom of it.
Well on iOS 7 Beta 1 it went down as low as 500 and odd meg - which meant I couldn't install Beta 2 without deleting something.

Deleted a huge game and installed.

All of a sudden I have 3.6 GB spare. It's not the 5GB+ I had with iOS 6 (and the game installed) but it's an improvement.
 

KeanosMagicHat

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Safari perhaps, creating a cache of loaded pages?
Yes that was my thoughts too, so I deleted all of the history and web info (that's possible from the menus anyway) and it didn't seem to make much difference.

There's definitely a hole leaking somewhere,