Will adding music to my iPhone 6 slow it down?

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  1. appledude411 macrumors regular

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    If I add the 10 gigs of music I have, will it slow my iphone down? I'm worried it will be really sluggish... i got a 128GB 6
     
  2. Hal~9000 macrumors 68000

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    Why do you think adding music would possibly slow your phone down? :confused:
     
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    No, adding anything to the storage on your phone will not slow it down in any way.

    I've got 20.7GB of music, 16.7GB of Videos, and 4.8 GB of photos, 2 Gb of books, 1.9GB of Messages, among other things on my iPhone 6 Plus 128GB. It's as fast as it was when it was empty.

    There's 128GB of storage on your phone. It's meant to be used. :) And 10GB will barely put a dent in that available space.
     
  4. aPple nErd macrumors 68030

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    Lmao what would be the point of buying a 128gb iPhone and not putting anything on it because it could make it "slow"? Such a troll thread...
     
  5. Dan70 macrumors regular

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    Even if it did (which is doesn't), 10GB of music in a 128GB iPhone wouldn't do anything at all anyway so you'll be fine. I have about 2GB of music on my 16GB 5s and it's as fast as it's ever been.

    The OS can slow down older phones but a 128GB iPhone won't have any issues at all.
     
  6. Pez555 macrumors 68000

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    Yep it does. On my 5s I added about 3 albums and some apps wouldn't even run. Absolute joke, had to return the phone to no avail. Lesson learned - don't add music.
     
  7. FrankB1191 macrumors 6502a

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    Only if it's 10gigs of waltzes. :D

    I dumped 50GB of movies and music onto my iPhone 6 as soon as I got home, and it's fine (128GB model). Maybe if it had a hard drive, but it doesn't.
     
  8. john500y2k macrumors member

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    I'm going to come at this from a slightly different angle

    Not anymore.......

    I mean this by not ever since they stopped using hard drives in devices, so not mobile phones then. Hard drives would slow down the read/write speed as you filled them up only due to you filling up the platter and the head having to travel further to read/write the data. Hence defragmentation back then and the tedious bordem it entailed.

    That is not the case in SSD as far as I am aware.

    However if you were to fill your phone to the absolute brim it might slow down ever so slightly as the OS may use some of the SSD space as a memory swap partition to keep things going when RAM is being pushed.
     
  9. mercuryjones macrumors 6502a

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    No. But adding the extra data will make the phone heavier. The more you store, the more it weighs. /s
     
  10. loon3y macrumors 65816

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