If you’re not sure how much storage you need, don’t worry! Apple has created a handy guide on how to determine how much storage you really need.
It’s no secret that Apple products are very popular. But what may be less well known is that there are different storage capacities for different user profiles. If you’re not sure how much storage you need, don’t worry! Apple has created a handy guide on how to determine how much storage you really need. Read on to find out more.
Having trouble deciding how much storage you need when buying a new phone? Decide just to buy the largest available storage for the model you get, and it’s usually a huge waste of money unless you’re in dire need of the 512GB – 1TB available in flagship phones these days?
Apple Support explains how to determine how much storage you’ll need for your new iPhone
Last October, we told you about a rumor that Apple will introduce 14 iPhones in 2022 with up to 2TB of NAND flash storage on board. Most likely, this amount of storage will only be available in the iPhone 14 Pro lineup. The largest storage capacity currently available on an iPhone is 1 TB, which is available on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Storage capacity is up to 512GB for non-professional models.
Apple Support released a video on Friday titled “How to choose your iPhone storage.” In the video, Apple says, “If you’re getting a new iPhone, you can see what storage is best for you by checking how much storage you’re currently using” that really makes sense. If you know how much storage your phone has at the moment, you’ll probably be able to determine if you’d be better off if you had less storage, more storage, or the same amount.
We should also note that if you are a phone enthusiast, you probably already know how much storage your device has. If you got here via a Google search, you are welcome, and let’s move on. This will not be difficult. On your iPhone, go to Settings & gt; general & gt; storage. At the top of the screen, you’ll see how much storage you’ve used and the total amount you have available.
“You’ll also see a breakdown of the file types you populate your iPhone with. For example, by using color coding in the iPhone Storage Measurement Tool, you can quickly tell if your device is filled with apps, photos, videos, mail, and messages. An Apple representative says in the video: “If you’re close to the limit, you’ll want to consider an iPhone with a larger capacity.”
Knowing your current storage capacity can help you decide how much storage you need for your next iPhone.
If you have a lot of unused space, Apple suggests that your next iPhone should have a similar storage capacity to what you’re currently using. Please note that Apple does not require a phone with less storage in this case; This might make more sense than a cash grab by Apple because falling for too much extra storage doesn’t mean you’re caught without enough storage space.
Some of the responses on Youtube have been interesting, including one that noted that one should always look at future storage needs rather than current needs. As this person pointed out, with the camera improvements on each model, it’s only natural that you’ll take better photos and videos that will need extra storage space to save them.
Of course, iPhone users can always use iCloud for storage. When you sign up for iCloud, you get 5GB of free storage. In the US, you can buy 50 GB of iCloud+ storage for 99 cents a month, $2.99 a month for 200 GB of iCloud+ storage, and $9.99 a month for 2 TB of storage. Keep in mind that iCloud does not add storage space to your phone device.
Storage has come a long way for both the iPhone and the industry in general. When the iPhone OG was released, it was only available with 4GB or 8GB storage. Apple finally added a 16GB option. The iPhone 4s, released in 2011, was the first iPhone with 64GB of storage. The iPhone 6 line, launched in 2014, was the first to offer 128GB of storage.
Two years later, in 2016, Apple introduced 256GB of storage for the iPhone 7 range. This doubled to 512GB with the 2018 iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max. The iPhone 13 Pro lineup was the first to have 1TB of storage. Since Apple appears to be doubling its storage option every two years, we may not see 2TB of storage available for iPhone users until next year’s iPhone 15.