I've got an iPhone 5 running iOS6 and I'm considering upgrading to 7.0.6. I see I need 3.9 GB to run the update and I'm pretty sure I'm going to get some of that back, but don't know how much.

How much space does an iOS 6.1.4 to iOS 7.0.6 take?

  • What size storage is your iPhone 5?
    – bmike
    Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 0:18
  • If someone can check my numbers in my answer, that would be great given that I have only the 32 GB space for iOS 7 to refer to at present.
    – bmike
    Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 0:32

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You'll get back all but about 60 MB of space. (Which is about the same space as all four movements of Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 take up when copied to my iPhone.)

On my 32 GB iPhone 5, I now have 27.94 GB free space under iOS 7.0.6 instead of 28.00 GB that I had on iOS 6.

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