How Much Space are Pictures Taking Up on My iPhone 7?

Last updated on May 19th, 2023 at 07:29 am

The pictures and videos on your iPhone can easily number in the hundreds, or even thousands, depending upon how much you use your camera. This can inevitably lead you to ask how much space those pictures are using on your iPhone as you find that you don’t have available storage for new apps.

The size of a picture or video on your iPhone can vary significantly depending upon the type of image or video that you take and store. For example, screenshots might only be 1 MB in size or so, while large video files can be hundreds of MB. Our guide below will show you where to check on your iPhone if you are curious about the amount of space that all your pictures and videos are consuming on your iPhone.


How to See Photo Space Usage on an iPhone 7

The steps below were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus, in iOS 10.2. The information that we are going to find in the steps below will indicate the amount of space being used by the Camera app and the pictures on your iPhone. The final screen will provide an additional breakdown on the usage percentages of the different types of pictures on your iPhone. For example, my iPhone in the image below will show storage usage by the Photo Library (the pictures on the Camera Roll) as well as pictures in the Shared Photo Stream.

Step 1: Open the Settings menu.

open settings



Step 2: Scroll down and tap the General option.

open general



Step 3: Select the Storage & iCloud Usage option.

see storage usage by app on iphone



Step 4: Tap the Manage Storage option under the Storage section.

select the manage storage option under storage



Step 5: Touch the Photos & Camera option.

how much space are pictures takng up on iphone



Step 6: View the storage usage for the different types of pictures on your iPhone.


how to view iphone picture storage usage


Are you trying to free up storage space on your iPhone? Read our guide on iPhone storage optimization for a few ideas on places that can yield you some extra storage.

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