Xcode loads 3Gb of stuff to my phone

Discussion in 'iOS Programming' started by lamborghini392, Dec 11, 2015.

  1. lamborghini392 macrumors member

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    A while ago I noticed the free storage on my 16Gb iPhone 6S was really low. Deleted most of my large apps and could still only get 7Gb of free storage space. So I downloaded a storage analysis app and found that I have 5 partitions on my storage. The main 11.8Gb one, a small ~150Mb partition, and 2 unnamed ones that each take up 3Gb of storage (assuming they're for iOS/iOS updates). Only the 11.8Gb partition is separated into 2 smaller partitions, one called "disk0s1s2" and the other called "dev" which takes up 3Gb of space (95% is used).

    After maybe a week of messing around with it, I ended up deleting my xcode developer profile and when I rebooted my phone, I now had roughly 10Gb of free space, and the 3Gb "dev" partition was no longer there. Assuming this is xcode related and not some freak coincidence, is there a particular reason why xcode installs 3Gb of stuff to my phone? Btw, no they're not sideloaded apps since I only had maybe 12 of my really small apps on my phone.
     
  2. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    IDK, but in the most recent update for Unity, they decided to spin the iOS parts of the app into their own separate download. Unity went from being an 8 GB download to 2 GB - the seperate iOS component is 4 GB. No other platform specific component is over .5 GB. I wonder if Unity has those same 3 GB worth of files in the iOS component?
     
  3. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816

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    Still can't believe Apple is selling a 16GB phone in the year 2015. Wow.
     
  4. ArtOfWarfare macrumors 604

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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

    I only have 19 GB used. I could easily restrict myself to 16 GB. I feel silly for having wasted $200 to get a 128 GB.
     
  5. AxoNeuron macrumors 65816

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    I'm hard pressed enough as it is with a 64GB phone :) I personally wish I had gone for 128GB.

    NAND flash storage has gone down in price so dramatically in the last 3-4 years that it truly IS ridiculous that Apple is still selling 16GB models. It's almost unbelievable, really. The cost difference for Apple to make a 32GB phone instead of a 16GB phone is literally a matter of pennies, not even a dollar difference.

    Yet they still include a 4K camera, which you'd fill up 16GB in a matter of minutes. lol. Pathetic really, especially since Samsung and others have moved most of their flagships to 32GB a while back.

    Personally, I think it would have been far better had they simply included a mere 1080P camera with the base model and gave it 32GB of storage. That way, people still would have a reason to upgrade to the 64/128GB versions, and wouldn't be so ridiculous squeezed with 16GB. I cannot tell you how many people out there are getting so angry and frustrated with Apple because of their 16GB phones, since most people just buy the base model 6S/Plus. Apple can only anger so many people before it starts to hurt their bottom line.
     

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