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Mar
30
2013

Why my iPhone stores less than its actual capacity?

Missing Storage Space, Reduced Storage CapacityEver noticed why your 16 GB iPhone or 1TB external hard drive always capable of storing less than their original specifications. For example your iPhone is storage capacity specified as 16 GB, but it can store only about 13.8 GB. Similarly your brand new external hard drive would be capable of storing about 930 GB.

For iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod) and similar gadgets with operating systems there will be some space occupied for Operating system software, but not the whole differential space.

Every wondered where all the remaining space has gone?

It is the difference between the manufacturer’s calculations against the formatted disk space. The manufacturer always calculates 1 GB as 1000 MB whereas the your computing device will consider 1 GB as 1024 MB (Similarly 1 TB will be manufactured for 1000 GB and will be calculated to be less by your software).

I know it’s a strange phenomenon. But this is the reason behind all your storage devices of capable of storing lesser than what you anticipate.

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