How to Check Storage on Your iPhone

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

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.

Option 1: iPhone Settings Menu (BEST)

Turning on your iPhone and putting it in front of you is the easiest way to determine your storage capacity. 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 menu, you should see General as the first item below your Apple ID
  • 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 includes Capacity on the second group of tabs
  • Step 5: View your phone’s remaining storage space and which file types are taking up the most space

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
  • 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 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 iPhone box to see if it details your iPhone’s storage capacity.

Check Available iPhone Storage Sizes by Model

Model Storage Sizes Year of Release USA Model Numbers
iPhone 12 Pro, Pro Max 128GB, 125GB, 512GB 2020 A2341, A2342 respectively
iPhone 12, Mini 64, 128, 256 GB 2020 A2172, A2176 respectively
iPhone SE (2nd Gen) 64, 128, 256 GB 2020 A2275
iPhone 11 Pro, Pro Max 128GB, 125GB, 512GB 2019 A2160, A2161 respectively
iPhone 11 64, 128, 256 GB 2019 A2111
iPhone XS, XS Max 64, 256, 512 GB 2018 A1920, A1921 respectively
iPhone XR, X 64, 128, 256 GB; 64, 256 GB 2017 A1984, A1985 respectively
iPhone 8, 8 Plus 64, 128, 256 GB 2017 A1863, A1864 respectively
iPhone 7, 7 Plus 32, 128, 256 GB 2016 A1660, A1661 respectively
iPhone 6s, 6s Plus 16, 32, 64, 128 GB 2015 A1633, A1634 respectively
iPhone 6, 6 Plus 16, 32, 64, 128 GB 2014 A1549, A1522 respectively
iPhone SE (1st Gen) 16, 32, 64, 128 GB 2016 A1723
iPhone 5s 16, 32, 64 GB 2013 A1453
iPhone 5c 8, 16, 32 GB 2013 A1456
iPhone 5 16, 32, 64 GB 2012 A1428
iPhone 4s 8, 16, 32, 64 GB 2011 A1431, A1387
iPhone 4 8, 16, 32 GB 2010 (GSM), 2011 (CDMA) A1349, A1332
iPhone 3GS 8, 16, 32 GB 2009 A1325, A1303
iPhone 3G 8, 16 GB 2008, 2009 (China mainland) A1324, A1241
iPhone 4, 8, 16 GB 2007 A1203
How to Check Storage on Your iPhone