8 Replies Latest reply: Dec 20, 2012 2:00 PM by Brianne Bishop
Brianne Bishop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi- sorry I don't know if this new-ish phone to me is CDMA or GSM (carrier is Sprint/Nextel if that helps).  I got this iPhone 4/8Gig "free" a few weeks ago but I'm finding that between the new, wonderous world of apps now open to me, and my existing music library, 8gigs is coming up short. I don't suppose there is any options increase the space in this device, without getting a whole new device?  It sure would be great if it at least had a slot for a micro card for extra storage like on my old, crappy, dumb-phone (which I could use as an oversized mp3 player... if I could only find it.)  I'm not a big fan of the new 'cloud' based solutions, as they depend on too many variables that are out of my controll, with the probablility of leaving me without my music.  Plus, the delay is anoying.  My area is lite on the available technology and cell service.  Can an iPhone 4 accept additional memory space upgrades?


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  • 1. Re: 8G not enough on iPhone 4 options?
    bhazel Level 4 Level 4 (3,495 points)

    there is no way to add additional memory you would have to upgrade phones

  • 2. Re: 8G not enough on iPhone 4 options?
    AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (57,005 points)

    Brianne Bishop wrote:

     

    ... Can an iPhone 4 accept additional memory space upgrades?

     

    No.

  • 3. Re: 8G not enough on iPhone 4 options?
    diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,935 points)

    If the device was only acquired a "few weeks ago" it may still be within the return period.

    There is always the option of returning the device and getting the 4S (for $99) or the 5 (for $199) both in 16GB capacities.

  • 4. Re: 8G not enough on iPhone 4 options?
    Brianne Bishop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Many thanks for the fast replies, all.  I was affraid that would be the answer.  I thought that these products were supposed to be more user-friendly than non-Apple... this product is becoming a big pain in the neck w/little to no flexibility in consumer-friendly resolution.  I just spent 1.5 days getting/fixing/re-loading/sync'ing apps, music, etc, and associated error 1105 msgs.  Now I can't add space, and it looks like the only way to get the precious/crazy videos my daughter made of herself in the first days I got the phone, is to e-mail them, text them, or u-tube them.  Really?  I can't x-fer them directly onto my computer?  That's another post for another forum.  sorry-off topic but still irritated.   Thank you very much for all the info provided.  Your quick and generous info is honestly appreciated.  Please enjoy your holidays with those important to you.

  • 5. Re: 8G not enough on iPhone 4 options?
    diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (21,935 points)

    Brianne Bishop wrote:

     

    it looks like the only way to get the precious/crazy videos my daughter made of herself in the first days I got the phone, is to e-mail them, text them, or u-tube them.  Really?  I can't x-fer them directly onto my computer? 

    You certainly can.  Doing so is covered in the User's Guide.  Have you read or at least browsed through the User's Guide?

     

    Importing personal pictures and videos from iOS device to computer

  • 6. Re: 8G not enough on iPhone 4 options?
    Brianne Bishop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I thought I did, but it was just a little pamphlet in the box.  Thank you very, very much for your time and patience.  I will look more closely.  I obviously missed it, or wasn't ready to retain the info at the time.  Many thanks for the link you provided.  Happiest of holidays to you. 

  • 7. Re: 8G not enough on iPhone 4 options?
    Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (25,935 points)

    One way you can free up memory is to compress your music. It reduces sound quality a little, but not enough to notice on anything but $1,000+ earphones. To do this connect the phone to iTunes, click on its name, and on the summary page check "convert higher bit rate songs to 128 kbps AAC". You can reduce the 128 to a smaller number if necessary. If you do this do it when you have some free time, as it takes 5-10 seconds per song to compress the tracks.

  • 8. Re: 8G not enough on iPhone 4 options?
    Brianne Bishop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks!  Great tip.  I'll try it, probably after the holidays.  I'm sure it will help!  Best wishes.