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The other 6 GB go toward storing the OS itself. The given capacity is a value for the physical storage that the phone has, not the amount that can be used by the owner. iOS is about 6 GB in size on its own. Also, the formatted capacity is less than the size of the chips that are manufactured into the device. It's in a very small footnote at the bottom of ...


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Getting the SMART status is possible with these disks but not if they are attached to USB. The necessary ATA commands usually aren't propagated through the USB-controller. You can try to get that working though by using OS X SAT SMART Driver.


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What to do when you do not have enough storage because your backup size is too large: Delete the current backup on your iCloud for that specific iOS device. Your iCloud backup is now automatically turned off, so turn it back on. A new backup is made and has a reasonable size. Theoretically your phone could crash in the short while you do not have a ...


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Your question is hard to answer because you don't mention the layer you are looking at. There at least four layers to consider: Hardware layer Usually the hardware consists of some administrative blocks, the "payload" blocks and some spare blocks. A hard drive contains some dozen and an SSD drive up to 15% of the official size of spare/reserve blocks. ...


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You can't expand the memory, and there is little in the way of dealing with external USB storage other than importing photos from camera cards. There are several products such as the mophie space pack that have a battery and external storage that is accessible via an app. These are typically cumbersome and fairly limited in how they can be used. Check out ...


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Go to Settings > General > Date & Time Untoggle "Set Automatically" Manually set the date a year or two in the past Open "Photos" Select "Albums" If, like me, you had already cleared out everything from the Camera Roll and "Recently Deleted" folder, you'll smile to see that your "Recently Deleted" folder now has thousands of images back. Those are your ...


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Sign out of iCloud on your phone by going to Settings > iCloud > and tapping "Sign Out." Then sign back in. This will prompt your iCloud connection to update the information it is displaying. If it does not update, sign out of iCloud, restart your iPhone, and sign back in. Additionally, you may want to download the Ookla Speedtest app from the app store, ...


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It all comes down to your convenience. The MacBook Pro (MBP) uses a proprietary interface for their SSD; PCIe 2.0 x4. This is why they are so expensive as you have noticed. Upgrading the SSD in the MBP to a larger SSD, whether you get it at time of purchase or you get it later on, is going to be an expensive proposition and the only reason that you do ...


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You can use an external hard disk formatted with HFS+ as a Time Machine target for several Macs without problems. Time Machine itself will make sure that the data is not getting mixed up by using the name of each Mac as part of the path.


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It may need more than the space of the update to move things around while updating, but if that is the case, it will refuse to update until you free the space needed. In that situation, according to this Apple Support document, you could: Plug your device into your computer and update using iTunes. Manually remove content from your device and try to update ...


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There is known workaround which uses an older version of Droboshare Dashboard software which includes an CLI Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator written in Java: Download and install Droboshare Dashboard 2.6.2 which is the last version containing the Atto iSCSI Initiator. Download and install Java. Remove/rename the file /usr/sbin/xtendsan/.iqn.filter or replace the ...


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I reset my iPhone and recover the backup data. My all installed apps and data are seemingly maintained well, but its storage usage became changed: about 7 GB of new free space came out. Also, it’s reported in the same way by both iTunes and iOS settings. I’m still not aware of the cause, but my problem was anyway solved.


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Your iCloud storage is how much data you can keep online, in the cloud. This is variable, depending on how much you pay, for what you need. Your first 5GB is free. The iPhone itself has a fixed hardware memory, or RAM, which can only be chosen when you buy it, in 8, 16, 32 or 64 GB configurations. The total you see in Settings > General > Storage will never ...


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Assuming you have deleted the Gmail and Outlook accounts, if you preform a restore using iTunes and backups, all the email data will be free and so return available. EDIT: If you want you can also try with some specific application (e.g., PhoneClean) that help to clean the phone. Anyway, before download third part app I think the restore procedure (that is ...


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The Photos.app imported images/movies are stored in the Photos Library in the Pictures folder, along with other individual pictures, within your Home folder. You can access the Pictures folder in Finder.


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NB: For the purpose of this answer, I will assume you are using Time Machine. No, these are Time Machine's "Mobile Backups". You can disable them by running, from Terminal.app: (you may be prompted for your password) sudo tmutil disablelocal # disables local backups and if the above command didn't remove the backups after a while, from Terminal.app: ...


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I would ignore it. That graph is particularly unreliable and it's unclear sometimes, even when it's showing storage that is possible within the computer, what exactly it is counting. If you want a better overview of your storage, use something like DaisyDisk.


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On OS X, Dropbox and iCloud keep local copies of all the files you have stored on them. The reasoning being that Macs usually don't want for space like iOS devices do. On iOS, Dropbox doesn't store the files locally until you try to do something with one, at which point it's downloaded. iCloud handling depends on the application. I know for some ...


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I just had this same issue, with a 3GB discrepancy between what iTunes and my iPhone were showing as free space. After looking through "Manage Storage" I realized that iTunes doesn't see the space taken up by downloading music for offline listening through apps like Spotify, but your iPhone does. The numbers matched almost perfectly. Hope that helps.


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You bought extra cloud storage, not extra phone/pad memory [which is not possible]. The two are utterly unrelated. You need to transfer some data to a computer, or delete it, to free up extra space on the devices.


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In the past, Apple doesn't upgrade any storage as a rule. This is HDD/SSD across the board. The only exceptions I've known are: If you have several internal bays and you buy the part (Think Mac Pro with 4 SATA bays or Xserve / Xserve RAID) You are paying for a service repair and they upgrade you for free to a larger drive. You don't ask for it, but Apple ...


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I am fed up with limited storage I will not pay the money to upgrade That's the problem right there.


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A simple reboot may purge some of this. /var is generally for variable files (caches, logs, etc). You can check to see which process is using the file before deleting, if it is indeed open. There are a number of ways to do this via the terminal. After a little research I found this gem of an article, What is "/var/folders"?.


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I believe iOS displays capacities in base-10 values as well, so iOS would show the raw space as 128GB. The 15GB difference (128-113) is due to both iOS and formatting, not a discrepancy between base-2 and base-10.


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No, iMessage and iCloud are (for all intents and purposes) unrelated services. Photos and videos sent or received through iMessage are only stored on Apple's servers long enough to deliver them to all devices you have registered, or seven days, whichever occurs first.


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It appears you are looking at the iCloud info in System Preferences on an Apple laptop or desktop. Inside System Preferences, after you click on iCloud, you then click on Manage in the lower right corner. When that window comes up, the top option is highlighted but not necessarily selected. If it's not selected, the backups will not show in the right column. ...


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The Photos link on iCloud.com lets you look at the contents of your iCloud Photo Library which is an optional part of the new Photos app. If there are no photos in it, the most likely explanation is that you don't have iCloud Photo Library enabled on any of your devices. It does not give you access to photos stored in iCloud as part of an iOS device backup, ...


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Your question is probably about 5 ones about how things work, so I'll address the elephant in the room. You need to decide how you want your photos to be stored. Where do you archive them for long term storage? How many can you afford to lose? When and how will you clean up all the photos that come from dozens of places so that your long term albums don't ...


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Try Microsoft Essentials Photo Gallery The iPhone's folder hierarchy was never meant to be human-readable.


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Go to Settings > General > Usage > Manage Storage (iCloud) and delete the backup for your old phone. The new phone will overwrite it own backups, just like the old phone did. It won't overwrite the backup for another device (I.e your old phone).



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