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I have a 16 GB iPhone 6s. Just 7 days ago I restored as new because my phone keeps taking up all my storage. When I restored, I had 4 GB available, 5 days went passed and I was forced to restore again because I had no space. I didn't even download a single thing.
3 days ago I restored as new, again. I had 3.9 GB available. Yesterday and this morning I had 1.32 GB available, now I have 600 MB available. This has been a problem since my iPhone 5c on iOS 7.
I've done numerous restoring from backups and as new. I haven't downloaded any apps and in storage usage settings, it doesn't add up to what is being used. I've called Apple and all they say is do a restore even though I've done it many times.
If I delete an app, my phone will take up the space within a day. It got so bad I couldn't send texts because my phone would "forget" them. iTunes says I have more storage than I actually do. I've used 3rd party cleaning software such as PhoneClean. It freed up some but not all.
Here is a picture of the Storage section on Preferences after a recent restore:
It looks ok now but available space will slowly go down after a couple of days.