What would be the usable space in a 32 GB iPhone and how can I save more space?

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  1. iFanaddic, Sep 3, 2016
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    iFanaddic macrumors 6502a

    iFanaddic

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    With the latest rumours saying Apple may finally dropped a 16 GB iPhone in favour of a 32 GB base model I have been wondering if it would be feasible for me to downgrade from 64 GB to 32 GB.

    1. My first question would be how many GB's would I actually get from 32 GB iPhone?
    2. Does anyone know why I've got over 8 GB's of photo's on my iPhone's storage when I have a 50 GB iCloud account with photostream enabled and optimize iPhone storage checked? What am I not getting? (See screenshots)
    3. I've set messages to delete messages that were over a year old, I've deleted my music (i'll create a smartplaylist with top 100 songs and will download only those to my phone.) and i'm about to delete the apps I haven't used in a long time. Can you think of anything else that may be worth it?
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  2. FrozenInferno macrumors regular

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    The capacity on my 32GB 5S is listed as 26.4GB. I'm not sure if that's including the OS or not.

    I can't comment on photostream because I don't use it, and my iCloud usage is pretty basic with just setting and photo backups. I personally set messages to clear after two weeks and I've never had the need to go back any further than that personally. Setting a shorter retaining period will shave a lot of space, a years worth of messages is a LOT of messages these days. Thousands and thousands for the average user probably.
     
  3. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

    iFanaddic

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    Yeah when you get a 64GB you forget about these settings! Haha That's odd I don't have the option to delete every 2 weeks

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  4. FrozenInferno macrumors regular

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    I just checked and mine is 30 days also, I mis-remembered what the setting was but I knew I set it to the lowest available. Discovering that setting and changing it to 30 days shaved a good two GB's or so from my storage at the time.
     
  5. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    from the sounds you may have to go down to 32GB given of the rumours of no 64GB storage.
     
  6. iFanaddic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    True that. I meant dropping from the middle range to the first model
     
  7. techiebug macrumors 6502a

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    Switch to T mobile and get everything to the clouds. Music, photo,...
     
  8. Elisha macrumors 6502a

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    I have a 64gb and don't have any music on it. Just pictures and not too many. I have 29gb of space left with just apps installed.
     

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