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8G not enough on iPhone 4 options?

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Brianne Bishop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Dec 20, 2012 11:19 AM

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?

iBook, G3, Mac OS 9.2.x, connects to cable modem, LaserWriter 4/600 PS
  • bhazel Level 4 Level 4 (3,495 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 11:21 AM (in response to Brianne Bishop)

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

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (55,295 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 11:23 AM (in response to Brianne Bishop)

    Brianne Bishop wrote:

     

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

     

    No.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,785 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 12:46 PM (in response to Brianne Bishop)

    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.

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,785 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 1:15 PM (in response to Brianne Bishop)

    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

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,590 points)
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    Dec 20, 2012 1:38 PM (in response to Brianne Bishop)

    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.

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