Iphone7 27gb of 32gb

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jfc723, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. jfc723 macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2015
    So where is the rest of the 32gb?

    After a few days of use I only have 20gb left.

    I know the ios takes some of that 32 but 5gb??

    I deleted most of the stock apps and I only downloaded a few more.

    I only have 3 pictures and one 10sec vid.

    No music.

    Icloud just contacts.

    At this rate i will be max the capacity in like couple of weeks? In all seriousness where the hell is that 7 gb is coming from?
  2. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

    Feb 9, 2014
  3. Dirtydutch macrumors 6502a


    Sep 19, 2015
    I believe there is a note somewhere on the Apple site that says 4-6gb will be missing out of the box due to the OS and other pre installed items. Actually it's disclaimer number 1
  4. Neebee macrumors 6502a

    Yeah, there is or was a class action lawsuit about this. Not sure the disclaimer is a result of the lawsuit.
  5. jfc723 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2015
    Ok so yeah the os takes a big chunk

    But the other 7gb?

    Ok lets pretend the few apps i have take 2gb. What about the 5gb?

    And There is 4 iphone 7's in the household with about that 5gb average out of nowhere.
  6. aristobrat macrumors G5

    Oct 14, 2005
    What does your Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Storage : Manage Storage show?
  7. thadoggfather macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2007
    usually its the iWork suite: iMovie, Pages, Keynote, etc
  8. mcdj macrumors G3


    Jul 10, 2007
    The extra gigabytes are for the second speaker.
  9. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    32 GB actually only has 29.8 GB of space to begin with. Throw in iOS itself, which can certainly be in the 2-3 GB range, and you have something like 27 GB of free space.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 21, 2016 ---
    A chunk of that is simply from 32 GB only being 29.8 GB at most to begin with: http://www.tweakandtrick.com/2013/07/lost-storage-space.html
  10. se1000 macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2014
    LA, CA
    there's a difference between the way storage manufacturers count capacity and the way OS's see it. Long story short, 32GB = 30.5GB is what you start with.
  11. jfc723 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2015

    all the apps are taking more than I was thinking.. its taking 3.8gb

    i deleted almost all the stocks apps that i am able to except garage band (1.6gb and Imovie)

    still there is about 3gb unaccountable for!!

    i know its not much but gesh.
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    I believe it's even slightly less than that at 29.8 GB: http://www.worldstart.com/why-is-my-32gb-flash-drive-actually-29-8-gb/

    Did you account for starting out with under 30 GB to begin with?
  13. realpras macrumors regular


    Oct 6, 2013
    When you "delete" the stock apps, it doesn't actually delete them and free up some storage. It just hides them from the home screen. That's why you can always "download" them back from the App Store even though you have no internet connection.
  14. jfc723 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 9, 2015
    yes I did like I mentioned on the first comment. im not counting from 32 but from 27

    about 4gb in apps and onl7 20gb available on phone....

    also I am seeing about that average on 3 other 7s
  15. se1000 macrumors 6502


    Sep 24, 2014
    LA, CA
    I don't think you're getting it, you need to start from 29.8GB, THEN subtract the OS, etc etc.
  16. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    There are usually some system and app caches and temporary files that can come into play as well to one degree or another, depending on what you do (like stream iTunes music or video or use some other streaming apps or use various social network apps, etc.).
  17. Mrbobb macrumors 601

    Aug 27, 2012
    As usual, if you think you need x, buy double-it!
  18. Neebee macrumors 6502a

    Ah. Another trick Apple learned from Samsung. lol

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