- 11-10-2012, 12:47 AM #2
I don't think you can reclaim any of that. Ive bought music from my windowsphone before so I noticed its all there for streaming on my 920. I usually load song I like instead of full albums which takes up a lot of space of songs you never listen to.
11-10-2012, 01:17 AM #3
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Due to the way 32GB is actually calculated. you actually only have 28.5 gb of *potentially* usable space. The rest of it is used up by the OS, settings, etc. A great rule of thumb is to look at what the advertised storage space is and then reduce that by 10-15%. That should give you a decent estimate on actual usable space. This is true for all devices, really.
- 11-10-2012, 01:30 AM #5
Remember you'll also need some space for apps and data.
- 11-10-2012, 04:05 AM #7
I just thought of this too: if you listen to your music in a less than ideal setting (ie if you don't carry around a pair of K701, or have audiophile-grade speakers in your car), you could play around with the conversion settings (not sure if the WP8 app as these, but Zune used to), and see what the lowest bitrate you can use without sounding noticeably distorted.
- 11-10-2012, 04:12 AM #8
Why is this ONLY an issue brought up for Microsoft products. I've never seen people so rabidly complain about useable space on devices before. Do people think iOS and Android fit on a 5.25" floppy? Do people think Office 2013 is similar to a 1kb app? It seems like people have no clue what they are complaining about...