My iphone 4s will not let me take pictures or videos it keeps telling me that i do not have enough space available. But i have recently taken all my picture off and put them on my computer. So i have very few picture on the iphone and very few apps. I have tried deleting both more apps and picture but it does not seem to help. What is going on? this has never happened before what should i do? Thank you! :)

  • What version of iOS are you using? (Settings > General > About) Also, check your available space. (Settings > General > Usage) Just because you synced your photos with the computer does not necessarily mean they were removed from the device. – tubedogg Nov 5 '14 at 1:24
  • Also have you restarted the phone? – Tyson Nov 5 '14 at 2:11
  • I have tried restarting several times. :( Also i checked the version and it says 8.0.2 (12A405) I synced the pictures and deleted them from my phone. They can no longer be found anywhere on the phone. @tubedogg – Rayne Nov 5 '14 at 2:36
  • What does it say for usage? – tubedogg Nov 5 '14 at 2:41
  • It doesnt seem to matter how much i delete or restart it still does not show i have more room... @Tyson – Rayne Nov 5 '14 at 2:57

Go to your settings, press general, then usage. See how much space you have left. There may be something else taking up your space.

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  • it says i have 0 space. :( and 12.7 is taken. – Rayne Nov 5 '14 at 20:11
  • This is the problem. You need to delete some stuff. You only get 12.7 because some goes to formatting, iOS, etc. You should then be able to take videos. Hope I helped! – Bora Nov 6 '14 at 0:25

Turn off your Photo Stream if that is on.

  • Open Settings and go to “Photos & Camera”
  • Toggle “My Photo Stream” to the OFF position

That will free up about 1+ GB of storage.

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  • Really? I am trying that now and it says "turning off photo stream will delete all photo stream photos from your iphone" what does that mean? before i do it i want to make sure it will not delete all my pictures! :/ @profFrnswrth – Rayne Nov 5 '14 at 3:28
  • @Rayne the statement before i do it i want to make sure it will not delete all my pictures! and this statement from the question But i have recently taken all my picture off and put them on my computer. don't seem to support each others validity. – Tyson Nov 5 '14 at 12:08
  • Photo Stream photos are seperate from your Camera Roll photos. Turning off Photo Stream will not delete all the photos from your phone. Just Photo Stream. – ProfFrnswrth Nov 5 '14 at 13:22
  • I have taken MORE photos since removing old photos. Recently does not mean 10 min ago to me. It means a week or two in this case. @Tyson – Rayne Nov 5 '14 at 20:03
  • If you read my question properly in the first place you see that i stated i had some photos on my phone currently. @Tyson – Rayne Nov 5 '14 at 20:10

I still am not entirely sure why I only have 12.7 space on my 16 GB iphone; however i deleted my last iphone update and was then able to take pictures and videos once again.

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The iOS operating system software built into the phone consumes more than 3gb of your overall storage space, which started at 16gb before apple loaded the iOS operating system on your phone.

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