Viewing Downloads on an iPhone: 14 Steps (with Pictures)

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Viewing Downloads on an iPhone: 14 Steps (with Pictures)
Viewing Downloads on an iPhone: 14 Steps (with Pictures)
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This wikiHow teaches you how to view your iPhone's storage usage and downloaded music and apps on your iPhone.

Steps

Part 1 of 3: Viewing storage usage

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Step 1. Open your iPhone's settings

It's the gray gear icon on the home screen.

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Step #2. Tap on General

It's at the top of the Settings page.

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Step #3. Tap on Storage & iCloud Usage

You will find this option at the bottom of your screen if you General opens.

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Step #4. Tap on Storage Manager under 'Storage'

This is the first Storage Managementoption on the page.

The lower part of the information pertains to iCloud. Downloads from iCloud are not saved directly to your iPhone

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Step 5. Browse your saved information

Here you will see a list of all the apps currently on your phone. On the right side of each app, you'll see the amount of space it's taking up (e.g. 1GB or 500MB).

Since there is no "Downloads" folder for an iPhone, all downloads (e.g. documents) are calculated in the size of their corresponding app (e.g. attachments in Messages add to the space that Messages takes up)

Part 2 of 3: Viewing downloaded music

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Step 1. Open your iPhone's music

It is the multicolored musical note icon on a white background.

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Step #2. Tap on Downloaded Music

It's above the "Recently added" heading on the library page.

  • You may need to tap in the lower-left corner of the screen first Library to tap.
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Step #3. Tap on a music option

These include the following:

  • Playlists
  • Artists
  • Albums
  • numbers
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Step 4. Scroll down to browse the music you downloaded

Any music currently on your iPhone's hard drive will be listed here.

Part 3 of 3: Viewing downloaded apps

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Step 1. Open your iPhone's App Store

It's the white 'A' on a light blue background.

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Step #2. Tap on Updates

This option is located in the lower right corner of the screen.

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Step #3. Tap on Purchased

This is at the top of the screen.

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Step #4. Tap on My Purchases

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Step 5. View your downloaded apps

Any app with OPEN to its right is currently on your phone, while apps with a cloud and a downward pointing arrow next to them are previously downloaded apps that you no longer have on your phone.

  • You can also click Not on this phone Tap at the top of this page to view apps that aren't on your phone that you've previously purchased (or downloaded).

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