Is 16 GB Enough for iPhone or 100$ More to Get 64GB ?

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Apple has been stuck with 16 GB of storage, ever since it raised its standard level of storage in 2009, when it introduced the iPhone 3GS with 16 GB of storage. Like other devices, iPhone does not have unlimited memory and the iPhone 6/6s is not an exception. Let's have a look at the full of iPhone 6s:

  • 16 GB: $649, so $40.56 per GB
  • 64 GB: $749, so $11.70 per GB
  • 128 GB: $849, so $6.63 per GB

If you have bought an iPhone 6s 16GB, the question is that: is 16 GB enough for iPhone, especially if you have to take many photos and videos? The answer is No!

16GB is nowhere near enough for iPhone 6s. But 100$ to get more storage is expensive! So, at some point, you will have to find a way to maximize your storage space, to get the best out of your device and this is what we shall see.

Method 1 Transfer Data to iCloud, PC, Dropbox etc

You can save a lot of space on iPhone by transferring data to iCloud, PC etc. It is one of the simplest ways to backup data and to make iPhone 16GB enough. iCloud backup are very handy and very easy to set up in such a way that once done, they automatically run at the background each time your iPhone is plugged in and is connected to Wi-Fi.

Creating and using the iCloud service just requires you to create an iCloud account which is normally done when you set up your device. To set up iCloud, go to settings > iCloud > Backup.


Your iPhone will automatically transfer your data without you being involved.

You can also transfer your photos and videos from your iphone to a computer as well as Dropbox, and use it as a primary backup while deleting unwanted pictures and video files in your device. This will also save you a lot of space.

Method 2 iMyfone Umate – One click to free up huge space for your iPhone

16 GB Storage is certainly not enough for your iPhone 6/6s, as it will prevent you from storing unused data on the phone. To make 16GB enough for iPhone, you will have to free up your iphone space. iMyfone Umate Pro or iMyfone Umate Pro for Mac is the world’s no 1 iPhone cleaner to free up huge space for your iOS devices.

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iMyfone Umate Pro

  • Cleaning 30+ junk files to free up iPhone
  • Clearing massive temporary files to clear up iPhone
  • Losslessly compress or mass delete photos with back up
  • Deleting large files over 5MB with auto backup on PC
  • Manage and remove unused Apps to release iPhone space

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To save space for your iPhone, just connect your iphone, scan your iphone and one click to release massive space and the problem will be solved.

3 little tips to save space for your iPhone

If you do no want to choose the methods above, there are also some little tips t get iPhone storage back. The difference is that iMyfone Umtae can do all the following things by several clicks, but do it manually will be a little complex, and also it's possible that you won't get so much space back by do it manually compared with a professional software.

Tip 1. Delete Completed Games and Unused Apps
This could be one way to space for your iPhone. It looks too common but it goes a long way to free space for your device. There are a whole lot of apps that take up too much space. It is always better to delete old game app and unused apps to free up space for new things on your iPhone.

Tip 2. Use Standard Definition Videos
Standard definition videos save more storage space when compared to HD. Though most people hardly notice small screen resolutions but you can prefer standard definition videos over HD to manage iPhone memory space. This little tip can work like magic

Tip 3. Clear Your Safari Cookies and Data
Safari reading list gives you the opportunity to save pages and articles in order to read them later. In fact, when a page is added to your reading list, what safari does is to temporarily bookmark the page in addition to making it accessible offline. Unlike Bookmarks, safari reading list can be discarded when we have read what you have saved on the reading list because they can eat up the storage of your iPhone. Clearing your safari cookies and data from time to time will help save space on your iPhone.

  • Cindy

    Well, to tell the truth, 16GB is too limited.

  • Alex Lee

    Definitely, 16 GB is too small. According to some rumor, the iPhone 7 will release a 32 GB iPhone model, is that true?

  • Jackson Haskell

    16 is too small. My gf has one and constantly complains about apps crashing and other memory related problems. Honestly unless you have to it’s better to go android, pay less upfront and buy a cheap 64 or 128GB microSD card and have all the storage you want.

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