Why is brand new 8Gb 5c showing 1Gb used?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MrMister111, Feb 25, 2016.

  1. MrMister111 macrumors 68000

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    Just got a iPhone 5C, it's 8Gb version. I understand about formatting, it bit really having 8Gb, and iOS taking up space etc.

    However, I've done nothing apart from setup as new iPhone, connect to WiFi and update to v9.2.1 and it's showing 5.2Gb capacity, 4Gb available, with 1Gb used - how? Where?

    Thanks
     
  2. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    When I first got a 16GB iPhone, I only had 11.5 available. That's why I don't get 16GB phones anymore. It's data from the stock apps and the iOS taking up the space. Good luck with trying to store things on it.
     
  3. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know but where is the 1Gb used from? iOS itself will have the apps on, but it still says used 1Gb but I've got nothing on.

    I think I've done a bit of a boo boo, got caught up on an auction and not really noticing it was 8Gb version....
     
  4. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    Plug it into iTunes and see what it shows on the bar at the bottom. If it's other then restore again and set up as new
     
  5. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Yeh I'll do another restore, good idea. However the weekend I'll be restoring from iCloud, and just checked a d that is 4.6Gb.... I'm in trouble....
     
  6. heyyitssusan macrumors 65816

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    Deep trouble. Might as well try to sell the phone again and get you a 5S. A 32GB 5S is pretty affordable now.
     
  7. MrMister111 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I know :( wanted a 5c but 8Gb... Why... Restoring now...
     
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    8 GB is great if the only thing you plan on doing is e-mail.
     

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