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Hi there (again)! So, after restore from iOS 8 updated with a jail broken device, to iOS 8. My capacity is still at 11.78 GB. When I was at iOS 7.0.6, my total space was 12.8 GB. So, am I doing something wrong? I downloaded the new firmware and clicked on "update". Then I saw I was with less space so I clicked on "restore" and for now, is still at the same total space. Thank u for helping me.

asked 18 Sep '14, 21:22

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If the last action you did was clicking "Restore iPad," regardless of what you did before that, you have the capacity you're supposed to have. There are two factors at play here. The first one is that a 16GB device isn't actually 16GB, it's 16 billion bytes. Memory manufacturers (this applies to RAM, flash memory, hard drives etc) use the term gigabyte to mean one billion bytes, when in fact it's supposed to be 1,073,741,824 bytes. See here for a detailed explanation.

The other factor is that iOS 8 is larger than iOS 7, so naturally you'll have less free space left.

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answered 18 Sep '14, 21:38

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