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How To Find Out What Storage Capacity Your Phone Has

When selling your phone, it is essential to find out its storage capacity (GB). GB is short for gigabyte, which is a unit of data storage capacity that approximately equates to one billion bytes. This number will tell you how much built-in storage your phone has. Knowing your phone’s storage capacity before selling your phone is important as it will determine, in part, how much money you will get for it. The higher the GB, the higher the value of the handset. The way that you can check the storage of your phone will depend on whether you have an iPhone or an Android device:

In Case You Have an iPhone

Open the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on General. At the top select About and scroll down looking for Capacity. The two or three digit number against Capacity will indicate your iPhone's internal storage.

In Case You Have an Android

The way that you can find your Android phone's storage capacity will depend on the manufacturer and there is also a variance between models. Typically, storage capacity information is stored in Settings > Storage, however if you have a Samsung phone, you can find the total storage capacity information under Settings > Device Care.

The capacity may show as a slightly lower number than the total number (for instance 62.5GB for a 64GB phone), but this is because brand-new phones come with the software installed that takes up a significant amount of space, additionally over the time you've owned the phone, you've used a portion of its built-in storage.

What Do I Do If I Can't Turn the Phone On?

If you are unable to turn the device and access the Settings menu, you can look at the device’s original box where it will have the storage information written on it. In case you do not have the device’s original box, then you can use an IMEI checker tool online which will provide you with your device’s storage specification.

The IMEI number of your phone can be found either on the back of the device for most Android phones and iPhones older than the iPhone 6. For newer iPhones, it will be printed inside the SIM tray when you eject the SIM card.


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