New iPhone 16GB 3GS with a capacity of only 6.2GB?!?!?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by charlierad, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. charlierad macrumors newbie

    Apr 23, 2012
    I've just bought a new iPhone 3GS from Vodafone in the UK. It is a 16GB model. I've just set it all up and was wondering how much space there was for music. That is when I discovered the following on the iTunes summary screen for this iPhone:

    Capacity: 6.22GB
    Software version: 5.1

    Under General>About it states:
    Capacity: 6.2GB
    Available: 6.0GB
    Version: 5.1 (9B176)
    Carrier: vodafone UK 12.0
    Model: MC637B

    Under General>Usage it states:
    Storage 6.0GB available, 251MB used.

    How can a brand new 16GB iPhone claim to have a capacity of 6.22GB? Is it possible to reformat the phone to the correct size or should I just send it back?
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Restore as new in iTunes and see what it turns out to be. An 8 GB phone would have roughly the same amount you state you're having. Are you sure it's a 16?
  3. chrfr macrumors 604

    Jul 11, 2009
    Apple hasn't been selling 16GB 3GS or even iPhone 4 phones for quite a while now. Sounds like it's actually an 8GB.
  4. Satnam1989 macrumors 65816

    Nov 16, 2011
    Ya Im sure its only a 8GB...not sure what made you get under the impression of it being 16GB....Apple hasn't sold a NEW 16GB since launch of iPhone iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS both sell in 8GB models ONLY......
  5. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.

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