Missing Space from 16GB iPhone 6 Plus (Verizon)

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  1. flipster, Sep 29, 2014
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    flipster macrumors 6502a

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    So I have been trying everything to figure out what is going on with all the missing space on my 16gb iphone 6 plus. I restored the phone completely without even using a backup, and I'm still only allotted 10.50GB of the 16GB. I understand that the OS can take up to 1GB of data, but there's just no way the OS takes up more than 25% of the data on the iPhone. I can't seem to figure out where all the missing space went. Can someone help?


    OUT OF THE BOX ONLY GIVES ME 10.50 GB OF AVAILABLE SPACE.
     

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  2. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

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    If thing out of the box your space would 11.8 GB available.

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    Opps, just noticed your picture.
     
  3. flipster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    What do you mean? And it went down to 11.8GB after I restored it on iTunes. Weirdly enough I had a little bit more before even restoring, so something is definitely up there.
     
  4. Prof. macrumors 601

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    iOS takes up about 4 1/2 GB. I have the same thing on my 16 GB iPad Air
     
  5. flipster thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    4.5 GB!? I thought it was like 800 or so MB. Even then, shouldn't I have 11.5 GB available? Where is the other 1GB of data going?
     
  6. compg318 macrumors regular

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    I believe the file system also takes up some space.
     
  7. Rooskibar03 macrumors 65816

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    Another reason 32g should be the minimum for any iDevice.

    16 is a joke in today's world.
     
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  9. iHeartsteve macrumors 65816

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    good to know...maybe I should get the 64G this time. I love taking photos and videos.
     
  10. iPhone7ate9 macrumors 6502a

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    Why on earth would you get the 16gb in the first place???
     
  11. chemdawg macrumors member

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    I agree, you never get the true amount so with 16 gb, you're limiting yourself especially when you want to use your phone as a camera.
     
  12. loon3y macrumors 65816

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  13. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    11.5+4.5=16
     

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