How to Check Storage on Your iPhone

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Check How Many Gigabytes (GB) your iPhone Has & Your Current Usage

  • Find out how many GB’s your specific iPhone model has
  • See how to find out your iPhone capacity without turning it on
  • Check how much storage space you have left in your iPhone

More and more iPhone users find it easier to set their data storage and forget it until their phones start to slow down because of low memory. By reading this guide, you’ll learn to check how much storage you have left, how to view the number of gigabytes your Apple device has remaining, and how to find out your iPhone’s data capacity without turning it on.

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Option 1: iPhone Settings Storage Space Menu (BEST)

Turning on your device and putting it in front of you is the easiest way to determine your device storage capacity and how much space you have. You may have a bit of fiddling to do with the iOS menu, but it’s easier to use than Android, Linux, and the now-defunct Windows operating systems for smartphones.

Steps to find storage capacity on the about page

To check your iPhone’s storage on any iOS version, go to Settings > General > [Your Device Name] Storage > About > Capacity.

  • Step 1: If your iPhone is still in its factory settings, the Settings button should be on its home screen, but if you can’t find it, you can access it by going to the App Library and tapping Utilities
  • Step 2: Once you open the Settings icon and see the menu, you should see General as the first item below your Apple ID, tap that.
  • Step 3: After tapping on General, you will see About at the top of the menu
  • Step 4: The About menu displays all the information you’ll ever need from your phone, which shows system Capacity on the second group of tabs
  • Step 5: View your phone’s total remaining storage space and which file types are taking up the most space (video, photo, messages, apps, music, etc)

If you’re now sure you need more storage space, you can delete and remove items from your device by running through the areas that were flagged.

Steps to find storage usage on your iPhone storage page

On iOS 10.3, 11.4, 12.4, 13.7, and 14.1 releases, you can find your storage usage by going to Settings > General > [Your Device Name] Storage > About. Your storage usage is on the About page, so the steps you’ll take will be identical to the solution above.

  • Step 1: If your iPhone is still in its factory settings, the Settings button should be on its home screen, but if you can’t find it, you can access it by going to the App Library and tapping Utilities
  • Step 2: Once you open the Settings menu, you should see General as the first item below your Apple ID section.
  • Step 3: After tapping on General, you will see About at the top of the menu
  • Step 4: The About menu displays all the information you’ll ever need from your phone
  • Step 5: View how many songs, videos, and photos you have, which, until Apple transitions into cloud storage, will take up the majority of the total space in your iPhone

Option 2: iTunes Settings Menu

People google long questions, such as “how to find out your iPhone capacity without turning on,” or maybe “how to view the memory on your iPhone without going into settings.” Here’s how to check how many GBs your iPhone has without even touching it.

Boot up your computer > open Finder or iTunes > select your iPhone on the Locations menu > look at your phone’s storage capacity.

  • Step 1: Boot up your computer so you can access Finder or iTunes
  • Step 2: If you have macOS version Mojave 10.14 or older, or if you’re on a PC, open iTunes; otherwise, open Finder on macOS Catalina 10.15 or later
  • Step 3: Your phone must share a previous connection to your computer via your iTunes account so you can see its statistics on the Locations menu even when it’s dead
  • Step 4: After clicking your device name on the iTunes Locations menu, you can view your iPhone’s software version, media files, and storage use

Option 3: IMEI Lookup (International Mobile Equipment Identity)

Your iPhone’s IMEI number is a 15-digit number that serves as its identity on the Apple network. On all iPhone 5, SE, and 6 variants, you can find it on the back of the phone. However, on the iPhone 3, 4, all models from the 6s and later, the IMEI number is on the SIM card tray.

Here’s how you check your iPhone’s remaining GBs with its serial number. Find your iPhone’s IMEI > Select a free IMEI finder tool > Input your IMEI number > View your phone’s built-in memory.

  • Step 1: Find your iPhone’s IMEI number
  • Step 2: Find a free IMEI lookup tool on the internet, such as IMEI.info, iunclocker.com, or imei24.com
  • Step 3: Input your IMEI number into the lookup tool and view your phone’s available built-in memory

Option 4: Check Your Carrier Account

Carriers like AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint may or may not list your iPhone’s storage capacity when you register it with them. Some of them keep up-to-date records, so visit their website to check.

Option 5: Check Original Packaging/Receipt

Most people get rid of their iPhone’s original packaging and receipt a few weeks after purchase, so this solution is a last resort. iPhone boxes have different prints in different regions, and in places like the Philippines, it doesn’t outline its storage capacity.

Check your receipt from the Apple Store or the back of your box to see if it details your iPhone’s storage capacity.

Check Available iPhone Storage Sizes by Model

Model NameStorage SizesYear of ReleaseUSA Model Numbers
iPhone 12 Pro, Pro Max128, 256, 512 GB2020A2341, A2342
iPhone 12, Mini64, 128, 256 GB2020A2172, A2176
iPhone SE (2nd Gen)64, 128, 256 GB2020A2275
iPhone 11 Pro, Pro Max128, 256, 512GB2019A2160, A2161
iPhone 1164, 128, 256 GB2019A2111
iPhone XS, XS Max64, 256, 512 GB2018A1920, A1921
iPhone XR64, 128, 256 GB2018A1984
iPhone X64, 256 GB2017A1865, A1901
iPhone 8, 8 Plus64, 128, 256 GB2017A1863, A1864
iPhone 7, 7 Plus32, 128, 256 GB2016A1660, A1661
iPhone 6S, 6S Plus16, 32, 64, 128 GB2015A1633, A1634
iPhone 6, 6 Plus16, 32, 64, 128 GB2014A1549, A1522
iPhone SE (1st Gen)16, 32, 64, 128 GB2016A1723
iPhone 5S16, 32, 64 GB2013A1453
iPhone 5C8, 16, 32 GB2013A1456
iPhone 516, 32, 64 GB2012A1428
iPhone 4s8, 16, 32, 64 GB2011A1431, A1387
iPhone 48, 16, 32 GB2010 (GSM), 2011 (CDMA)A1349, A1332
iPhone 3GS8, 16, 32 GB2009A1325, A1303
iPhone 3G8, 16 GB2008A1324, A1241
iPhone4, 8, 16 GB2007A1203
How to Check Storage on Your iPhone