2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 27, 2013 12:04 AM by nervous newbie
nervous newbie Level 1 (0 points)

My son has an iphone 4 and recently upgraded. Now it takes forever to import new music to his device from itunes after the upgrade. I should add it is an 8Gb

and he doesn't have much space left, but all imports before upgrade were quick. He also is doing all his syncing with a P.C. not a mac, if this matters. Thanks very much.

  • sberman Level 7 (32,307 points)

    Upgrades in the computer world typically add features, and additional features almost always take additional memory.  That applies to iPhone iOS upgrades.


    8GB iPhones are not manufactured any longer, so, yes, memory must be extremely tight.  Further, iPhones (and iPads) need an absolute minimum of 10% of their space free so iOS can do its work.  In your son's case, that means at least 800MB must be free or the iPhone will not be able to function.


    Depending on which version of iOS is on the iPhone, try Settings > General > Usage to see what is using much of the space on the iPhone, and clean off some of the heavy hitters.

  • nervous newbie Level 1 (0 points)

    Thankyou very much. I will pass this along to my son. It is truly appreciated.