General What takes up space under Usage that isn't listed in individual breakdown?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by divergirl, May 30, 2014.

  1. divergirl macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2012
    If I add up all of the individual categories under Usage I get around 4.7 GB. But the total for Usage says 6.7 GB used. What things take up this space? Just curious since a 2 GB discrepancy seems quite large when you have a 16 GB device. :apple:
  2. John T macrumors 68020

    John T

    Mar 18, 2006
  3. divergirl thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 30, 2012
    Oh, really? I figured the decreased total overall was due to the operating system. It says there is 12.8 gigs of possible space, of which I have used 6.7 gigs. Does the operating system take more space than the 3.2 gigs of "hidden space" that is not listed in the total? Out of the 12.8 gigs possible, it says I have used 6.7 gigs, only 4.7 of which can be accounted for by adding up the individual categories.
  4. rtomyj macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2012
    The OS takes about 1.2 gigs (depending on device). The gigs you are given are not exactly as shown on the box. There are two ways of measuring. Either a gig is 1024 mb's or 1000. In the case of every product sold, they use about 1000.

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