25.07.2024
iOS

How to see how much storage is left on iPhone

Three easy ways to choose from.

How to see how much memory is left on the iPhone

Artyom Kozoriz

Lifehacker author, mechanical engineer

How to see how much storage is left on iPhone

The amount of built-in storage even in the basic versions of smartphones is growing, but along with it, the size of photos, videos and firmware files is also increasing, which means that the problem with quickly running out of free space does not disappear.

iOS notifies you of a lack of memory, when the storage is already completely full. If you don't want to drag it out to the last minute and prefer to keep everything under control, then you can find out how many gigabytes are left in the following ways.

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If you only need to find out the number of gigabytes available on your smartphone, then the fastest way is to view the summary information about the gadget.

How to see how much memory is left on iPhone

To do this, go to “Settings” → “General” → “About this device” and look at the “Available” line, which is located under “Memory capacity”. Here it will be indicated how many gigabytes of the total are free at the moment.

How to see how much memory is left on the iPhone in detail

If the short answer does not suit you and you need to view not only the amount gigabytes, but also what the used space is occupied, then you should go to another section of the smartphone.

How to see how much memory is left on iPhone

How to see how much memory is left on your iPhone

Open System Preferences and go to General → iPhone Storage.

How to see how much storage is left on iPhone

How to see how much memory is left on your iPhone

Wait a few seconds while the device analyzes all the content on your smartphone and builds a small graph. The remaining space is not reported here directly, but in the format “XX GB in use out of YY GB”. But, looking at the color chart, it is easy to understand what exactly eats up the most space.

Below is a list of all applications with the date of the last use and the volume occupied. Each can be opened to clear the cache or delete. At the very bottom, it shows how much iOS itself and system data take. You don't need to do anything with the latter – this is a cache for quick access to application data, which will be cleared automatically when there is not enough space.

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When your device is connected to your computer, you can check the available space directly from Finder or iTunes.

To do this, make sure your iPhone is connected to your Mac or other PC via cable or Wi‑Fi.

How to see how much memory is left on iPhone

Next, launch Finder or iTunes and select the device in the sidebar. Simultaneously confirm on the iPhone that you trust this computer, and then do the same on the PC by clicking “Trust”.

How to see how much memory is left on iPhone

After that under the name of the smartphone, the total amount of the drive and the available space on it will be shown. Below you can see a chart with color separation by content type for visual evaluation. Hovering over each category will show the exact amount of space taken up.

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