1. Dreamagain's Avatar
    Anyone know how i can free up any of this space? or is it all the operating system? i got like 28 gig worth of music i'd like to put on
    11-09-2012 11:50 PM
  2. downhillrider's Avatar
    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 12:47 AM
  3. lordofthereef's Avatar
    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 01:17 AM
  4. dkp23's Avatar
    Not sure if serious
    11-10-2012 01:20 AM
  5. vp710's Avatar
    Anyone know how i can free up any of this space? or is it all the operating system? i got like 28 gig worth of music i'd like to put on
    You have to learn to either stream your music, or only pick your favorites to transfer on the phone, or both. I have more than 1TB of music, so there's no way for me to put it all on a phone (I wish, and I'm sure it will be possible in a decade or so).

    Remember you'll also need some space for apps and data.
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    11-10-2012 01:30 AM
  6. palandri's Avatar
    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.

    What he said. You're out of the norm. Most people (+95%) don't have 28GB of music. i can tell you enjoy your tunes. :D
    11-10-2012 01:36 AM
  7. vp710's Avatar
    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 04:05 AM
  8. erasure25's Avatar
    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...
    11-10-2012 04:12 AM
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