Why the hell does my iPhone storage keep getting filled even w/ NOTHING on my phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hal~9000, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000


    Sep 13, 2014
    I mean, look at the screenshot below.

    - never had any apps
    - never had any music
    - never had any voice memos
    - Just 2 pictures (1 of which being the screenshot I uploaded here)
    - never signed into apple i.d.
    - am on 7.1.2 already so no update in the background

    So basically nothing at all on my phone to take up space.

    When I first turned on the phone it had 600MB used out of the 12+GB available... Now, it says 1.3gb have been used even though I have downloaded or put a single thing on my phone :confused:

    So why the hell does my iOS keep downloading **** in the background and lowering my available storage memory? I don't care about the 1.3GB so far, I'm more worried about how do I know when it will stop, if ever? And what the hell is my device downloading in the background that I'm unaware of?

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  2. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
  3. LostMyiPhone macrumors 6502

    Dec 19, 2012
    Chill out.

    The OS takes up the accounted for 1.x GB of space. The most likely reason it changed is because when you first looked at it, the phone hadn't had enough time to calculate the actual used space and reported an incorrect number. If and when you get an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6+, you won't have this problem.

    Yours truly,

  4. sillywabbit macrumors 6502a

    Nov 10, 2012
    It's not wise to keep ur porn collection on your phone.
  5. Gincoma macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2013
    your stored cookies on safari is taking up space as well as history and then all of text messages add up to take up space, just clear your cookies and history and delete texts


  6. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    OS takes up space. Lastly, stop storing pr0n on your phone. ;)
  7. powerstrokin macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2013
    Don't forget Siri will download a higher quality voice in the background as well as other little things that start to add up- location information, logs, etc.

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