Total iPhone noob with questions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by shook187, Sep 21, 2014.

  1. shook187 macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2014
    I'm a android lifer who finally is jumping on board. I'll be receiving my phone on Monday but I only ordered the 16gb model, which in the Android world would be consider a no no, thanks to how large the OS is on same devices.

    Question how much GB's does iOS 8 take up on the phone and for a person like myself who don't take much pictures and videos and uploads them on dropbox when I actually do, will 16gb's be enough?

    I'm thinking of canceling my order and getting the 64gb model.
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603


    Apr 29, 2005
    San Francisco
    I'd recommend doing this. I can't remember how much iOS takes exactly (especially iOS 8). But between music and apps alone, 16gb is going to go pretty fast.

    It's kind of lame that 32gb wasn't the lowest option, but oh well. Cancel and get a 64gb.
  3. Ludatyk macrumors 68000


    May 27, 2012
    I'm running a 64GB iPhone model and I can't really say how much GB's iOS 8 takes up. But if I were you I would go ahead and get the 64GB only because of the better deal that it is.

    I normally go with the 16GB model.. but with the extra $100 that Apple offered with the 64GB is a deal thats too good to pass up. If the 32GB was offered instead, I would had stayed with the 16GB.
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    If I remember right, the ios 8 blob was around 1.6GB.

    To do an over the air update though, 4.6GB of free space was required.
  5. andyp350 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 14, 2011
    If you can afford it I would change, the difference between 16GB and 64GB is vast compared to the price difference. There's never been a better time to pay a bit extra for more storage.
  6. Mr. PoopyPants macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2011
    64 GB should be a minimum consideration for most users. Unless you never install apps or music or do so in a very limited manner.
  7. FriednTested macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2014
    You'll get roughly 12.2 GB free... A few friends do use the 16g model... But they are ones who keep limited apps and music... I'd personally recommend at least a 32g... But, 64 is the next step this time...
  8. michikade macrumors regular


    Sep 17, 2014
    Somewhere in Texas
    If you don't keep music, pics or videos on your phone and keep apps to a relative minimum, you'll be ok. I have 76 apps and 144 songs currently on my 16gb 5 and have right around 2gb remaining - I wouldn't be able to do an OTA update right now but I could by clearing out my music and maybe deleting an app or two.

    If you go with a smaller storage size on your phone and listen to a lot of your own purchased music, I highly recommend spending the $25/year on iTunes Match OR the $20/year on Amazon Cloud Drive for the 250,000 song additional storage. You can stream your own library from either of them but iTunes is obviously more seamless.
  9. shook187 thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 21, 2014

    Thanks...How much GB's free was the answer I was looking for. I think 12gb will be fine.. No music, pictures, games or videos are kept on my phone but I do load up my phone with apps :confused:

    I could afford it, but I was thinking since this will be my first iPhone I was going to most likely just test drive it first, then upgrade to next years model (if I like it) when that time comes. I pretty much upgrade phone every year anyway.
  10. FriednTested macrumors 6502

    Jan 13, 2014
    I think you should be good with the 16g... Maybe spend the 100$ + tax on a nice dinner... :p

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