iPhone X Iphone reports different storage than itunes

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Valkyre, Dec 14, 2018.

  1. Valkyre macrumors 6502

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    So, probably this has been addressed already but please bear with me here.

    My iphone x reports that i have 166gb space left.

    When i plug it to my Mac and open itunes, iTunes reports that i have 155gb left.

    A difference of 11gb...

    What is going on here? Which should i trust? Iphone or itunes?
     
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Trust your phone. I don’t know why there is a discrepancy.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

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    Weird thing is that I've noticed my phone complaining of low space when it shows like 4 GB free. Using a system info type of app ends up showing barely 1 GB free at that time. Go figure.
     
  4. cynics macrumors G4

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    "Other" is categorized and calculated differently between iOS and iTunes. Both are correct but iOS has more control to overwrite that "Other" (cached) data with new data.
     
  5. Valkyre thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So i gather that this happens to everyone and is normal then?
     
  6. cynics macrumors G4

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    Not to the same extent your is but mine is currently 3gb different.
     
  7. Minorite macrumors 6502

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    Yes it's normal, iOS and iTunes may calculate purgeable space differently. Trust the one that shows less, best tactics imo:) Or use some 3-dparty app that shows actual space taken including purgeable.
     
  8. Valkyre thread starter macrumors 6502

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    . Can you please recommend one for me?
     
  9. Minorite macrumors 6502

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    You can use iMazing. Browsing backups, battery info and disk info are free, so just install the free version and connect your device.
     

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