Storage Usage of a Specific App

melvynadam

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How can I find out how much space on my iPhone is taken up by individual apps and their associated data?
iTunes only shows the size of the original download which is only part of the story.

For example: I've installed iBooks and it's shown as 16MB but I've added hundreds of books so that number is out of date; the app for The Times (UK) in which I have a week of downloaded newspapers shows as 6.7MB; Evernote is using local storage and has hundreds of notes, images, and PDFs but shows as 21.3MB. You get the picture. How can I see what's really going on?
 

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To be honest I think you would have to jailbreak for a precise figure. Jailbreaking allows root access to your devices file system, thereforee allowing you to view internal folders and their sizes etc.
 

melvynadam

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I've jailbroken. Is there a specific app from Cydia that you have in mind? Ideally, I'd like to get an app-by-app view rather than having to do the math myself by looking at many folders and subfolders...
 

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Moved to Cydia Apps

iFile and SBSettings. Use SBSettings to find the path for a specific app. SBSettings > More > App Folders. Then use iFile to view the folder and check the file sizes. Var/Mobile/Applications.

 

melvynadam

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This works. Thanks. However, it's neither pretty not simple. Almost makes me miss Windows Mobile which had a beautiful little app called "Where'sMySpace?".
 

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This works. Thanks. However, it's neither pretty not simple. Almost makes me miss Windows Mobile which had a beautiful little app called "Where'sMySpace?".
Using Europa's method along with AppLinks is another option. Install AppLinks and navigate to /var/mobile/AppLinks and use the shortcuts there.
 

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melvynadam

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Well I'm still 4.x on my iPhone and iPad but it's nice to see that this will eventually be built-in.
 

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Well I'm still 4.x on my iPhone and iPad but it's nice to see that this will eventually be built-in.
The only current methods of viewing App usage have been posted. You can jailbreak iOS 5 it's tethered, though.
 

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iFile and SBSettings. Use SBSettings to find the path for a specific app. SBSettings > More > App Folders. Then use iFile to view the folder and check the file sizes. Var/Mobile/Applications.
It doesn't seem necessary to me to use SBSettings to find the path as iFile does this directly.

 

melvynadam

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I just discovered this too. The setting in iFile is "Application Names" (default is OFF).
 

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I've jailbroken. Is there a specific app from Cydia that you have in mind? Ideally, I'd like to get an app-by-app view rather than having to do the math myself by looking at many folders and subfolders...
Appsize from modmyi repo sounds like what you want. From the description: Find the size, install date, and more from any app by holding the home button and tapping the the app's icon
 

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It doesn't seem necessary to me to use SBSettings to find the path as iFile does this directly.
Thanks! I didn't know about the Application Names toggle. That makes things a little easier.
 

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You're welcome, I've been used to this feature for a while but I didn't realize/forgot it wasn't a default feature.
 

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Weird that it isn't on by default. It's incredibly useful.