iPhone Storage Almost Full

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by NiCk-, Dec 6, 2017.

  1. NiCk- macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    I have a 16GB iPhone 5s and storage has always been an issue for the past two years or so due to my phone's low capacity. However, I have never had any serious issues and so I just learned to live with it.

    After installing iOS11 though I started getting this "iPhone Storage Almost Full" warning in my settings (along with a notification on the icon) and after pressing it, I got a suggestion to turn iPhoto Cloud Storage on.

    The first time, I pressed "not now" and I exited settings convinced that I would get rid of that pesky red circle with the number 1 on my icon. To my great surprise though, the red circle was still there and when I entered settings again I came across the same "iPhone Storage Almost Full".

    Long story short, the warning is permanently there now. Every time that I click "not now", it comes back again. I thought that Apple is supposed to be the company that listens, but in this case "not now" obviously means "we'll just leave that notification notice there until you do it our way"

    P.s. It's a small thing I know, but I was wondering if there is a way to get rid of it. I have absolutely no intention in using iPhoto Cloud Storage by the way.
  2. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    How much free space do you have on your phone?
  3. Infrared macrumors 68000


    Mar 28, 2007
    I too have had issues on the 5S.

    Could someone explain what’s going on here please:


    Subtotals do not sum to total?
  4. Elc121082 macrumors newbie


    Jun 14, 2018
    I have about 16 GB free space and I still get that message
  5. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    Why would anyone ever think that? That is polar opposite of Apple! Lol

    "I believe Henry Ford once said "If I asked people what they want they would say "a faster horse!"." People don't know what they want until you show them", Steve Jobs

    Apple does what they think is best and even long after Steve Jobs they rarely listen to market research. Headphone jack, USB C, etc...

    How much storage do you have left?

    When iOS starts clearing cached data to make room for more cached data it will start bugging you. This effects performance to some degree but it doesn't want you to run out of room for new data (like taking pics). Sometimes you can clear a little space just by syncing with iTunes.

    But aside from that you'll need to address the problem or just ignore the badge. To the best of my knowledge you can't get that particular one to go away.
  6. NiCk- thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 11, 2007
    Well, that's different. I don't want them to stop them innovating nor do I want them to follow the "safe road" when it comes to their new products. They have people working for them which are much more skilled than the average enthusiast and they invest millions in R&D so they know better. If I don't like something that they make, nobody is forcing me to buy it.

    What I meant "by listening" is that Apple in the past has said in a number of times that they value their customers privacy and they respect their decisions. So, a "no" should have meant "no" and a "yes", "yes". Instead I get the same pop-up again and again which makes me feel as if I have no control whatsoever. I know that Apple wants more people to sign up for extra iCloud storage but this is definitely not the way to do it.

    I have 3GB free. I learned to ignore it because obviously it's nothing serious, but I'm kind of annoyed with the way that Apple is handling this. If I wanted annoying pop-ups and constant warnings I would have bought an Android and used Windows.

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