How to Check an iTunes Movie File Size on an iPhone

The ability to download different types of files directly to your iPhone allows for a large variety in the type of entertainment you consume. The iTunes Store has a large selection of movies, and you can browse, purchase, and download them all from your device. But the iPhone has a limited amount of storage space, and high-definition movies can take up a lot of room.

If you are considering downloading a movie on your iPhone, but are unsure about whether or not you have the space, there is a simple way to find the file size for a movie in the iTunes Store. Our guide below will show you where to find this file size information so you can adequately prepare before attempting to download it to your iPhone.

 

View the File Size of a Movie in iTunes

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 6 Plus, in iOS 9.3. These steps are going to show you where to see the size of a movie file in the iTunes Store. This can be done for any movie in iTunes. You do not need to own or purchase the movie in order to view this information.

Step 1: Tap the iTunes Store icon.

open the itunes store

 

 

Step 2: Select the Movies tab at the bottom of the screen.

open the movies tab

 

 

Step 3: Locate the movie for which you wish to find the file size, then tap the movie to view the detail screen. If the movie is not on the front page of the Movies tab, then you can browse by category with the menu button at the top-right of the screen, or you can tap the Search tab and find the movie that way.

select the movie

 

 

Step 4: Scroll down to the Information section and find the Size row. The file size is shown here. If there is an SD (standard definition) and an HD (high definition) version of the movie, then both file sizes will be shown here.

find the itunes movie file size on an iphone

 

 

If you do not have enough space on your iPhone to download a movie, then you will need to delete some files. This article – https://www.solveyourtech.com/complete-guide-deleting-items-iphone/ – will show you several places to check if you need to make room for a movie.

solveyourtech.com newsletter
vintage t rex t-shirt

Disclaimer: Most of the pages on the internet include affiliate links, including some on this site.