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I'm shocked that my iPhone 5 16 GB won't hold much.

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donaldfromoak hill Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
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Jun 22, 2013 4:51 PM

Did I get bad advice from Apple Store or am I making mistake in setup? I had an iPhone 3GS 32 GB that was water damaged and decided to buy an iPhone5 16 GB at the recommendation of the person at apple store.  Now I barely have 2 GB  of storage after restoring phone, syncing and deleting files many times trying to reduced used space. I have NO photos or videos on phone. Space is taken, as far as I can see, by apps (400) and not much music, and standard programs like Safari. Apple Store person said 16 GB would store thousands and thousands of songs and pictures. Did she mean w/o any apps or what?

Is there any solution to use on phone? Is it in somehow using iCloud where there is plenty of space? Nothing seems to end up there now.


On phone now is

717 songs

0 videos

7 photos

314 applications

Capacity 13.5 GB

Available 1.8 GB


Of all the things, I like on iPhone, apps were the most, but I guess maybe I am overdoing it?  Maybe should have bought a iPad and cheap phone.  I tried to figure this out before, but did not, I guess.


Anyway, let me know what you think.  Thanks.


Message was edited by: donaldfromoak hill

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.4, 16 GB and I might have to change it


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