Is this normal?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by PixieGirl, Sep 26, 2014.

  1. PixieGirl macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Serious question. My first time ever owning iPhone's and this one I just got yesterday and barely has anything on it. Should capacity be that low with nothing on it? Granted it's only a 16gb but all I did was turn it on. Sorry for the dumb question I'm just totally new to iPhones.

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  2. macmacguy macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2014
    Not familiar to 8 version, but it doesn't seem normal to me either.
  3. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Sounds about right with all the extra apps that now come with the iPhones.
  4. PixieGirl thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    I figured it was the IOS 8 eating up the gb just wanted to make sure it wasn't something else.
  5. Shuri macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2011
    My iPhone 5 has 12.7 GB so your capacity is ok. (More features on a 6)

    What you always have to keep in mind is this: 16 GB != 16 GB as weird as it sounds.

    Operating Systems always say that Giga means 1024^3 whereas Giga on the Storage means 1000^3... So 16*1000*3 = Bits. Divide This with 1024^3 and you get around 14.9 GB in reality. This is not an Apple isolated thing, but they really shouldn't do this..

    Install the OS on it and you get your 11.8 GB of actually free storage.
  6. PixieGirl thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2012
    Thank you! I had a iPhone 5 for a very short time so I never bothered to go over it like I am these new phones. Thanks again for the help and explanation. :)

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