I recently checked my iPhone’s Storage & iCloud Usage settings, and it said that I didn’t have a lot of space left. On this 64GB device–which, according to the iPhone, only really has 55.5GB–there was only 696MB available.
But then I synced the iPhone with iTunes. The latter showed me how much free space it thought I had: 2.68GB. And it also said that the iPhone’s capacity is 55.7GB, or 200MB more than what the phone itself says.
I sync my iPhone often enough that I generally have an idea when I’m about to run out of free space. I try to leave at least 1 or 2GB free so I can add a bunch of new music when I want, or download some new apps or podcasts. So I was surprised when my iPhone showed so little free space available. Presented with two numbers, how do I know which is correct?
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