Whenever you want to put a large app, video or update on your iPhone, there is always a nagging concern that you might not have the available space to do so. iPhones do not have a lot of storage space, and what little space is available can easily be consumed by pictures, emails and app content.
So if you want to see how much space is remaining on your iPhone, such as when you are deleting items to make room for a large update, you may be wondering where you can find that information. Fortunately it can be found on an easily accessible menu that you can navigate to directly on your device.
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Find the Amount of Remaining iPhone Storage Space
The steps below are specifically for an iPhone that is running the iOS 7 version of the operating system. However, the same steps will also work for earlier versions of iOS, although the screens will look different.
You will also note that the amount of space available and the amount of space used do not add up to the total storage capacity of your device. This is because of the space being used by iOS 7 and the default apps. For example, I have about 13.3 GB of total space account for in the final image below. However, this is a 16 GB iPhone.
Step 1: Touch the Settings icon.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the General option.
Step 3: Scroll down and touch the Usage button.
Step 4: The available space is indicated at the top-left of this screen. You can also see the total space already being used at the top-right of the screen.
If you do not have enough space for something that you want to put on your iPhone, then you will need to delete some of your files to make room for it. Check out our complete guide to deleting things on the iPhone for some ways to remove the most common items.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
After receiving his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science he spent several years working in IT management for small businesses. However, he now works full time writing content online and creating websites.
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