How To: Find Out How Much Storage Space Your Photos And Videos Are Taking On Your iPhone

If your iPhone is your go to point-and-shoot camera (like it is for me), then it is quite likely that you’re filling up the limited storage space on your device without noticing it.

While the Photos app tells you how many photos and videos are there in the Camera roll and the Photo Stream, it doesn’t give you any visibility on the storage space occupied by them.

In iOS 6, there is an easy way to find out exactly how much storage space is being used the photos and videos on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.

Follow these steps:

  • Launch the Settings app
  • Tap on General, followed by Usage
  • Here under Storage you will get to see the total amount of storage used by all the apps (it may take few seconds for iOS to gather the storage info).


  • Photos & Camera will be on the top of the list. It will display the storage space used by the photos and videos on your iOS device.


  • If you tap on Photos & Camera, you will be able to see how much space your videos and photos take in the Camera roll, Photo Library (this is the content that you’ve synced from iTunes) and Photo Stream.


If you’re running out of space then it may be a good idea to do some house cleaning and delete some the photos and videos.

HT: OS X Daily

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  • kepler

    Also a tip for everyone:
    When you have a lot of “other memory” on your iphone you can reduce it by left and right swiping music then click “delete”. once you do this click home and restart your iphone. You’ll notice you now have more room when you connect it to itunes.
    -This doesn’t delete your music on your iphone

    • iPhone Hacks

      Thanks for the tip!

    • Abel Goddard

      How does this not delete the music on the phone? What you just described is EXACTLY how to delete the music on the phone.

      • iPhoneHacks

        I think what kepler meant what that you could delete the songs on your iPhone, so you can download them from iCloud whenever you want rather than having them on your device and taking up space.

        • Abel Goddard

          um, nope. He says “This doesn’t delete your music on your iphone”. He’s wrong, I believe.

  • Jeanne

    How can I get rid of my Photo Library on my phone?

  • littlebush

    hi, why can I not see photos and camera on my iphone usage app list