Samsung One UI 6 might lastly provide you with an correct image of your Galaxy cellphone’s storage


  • Samsung is addressing the misunderstanding relating to extreme software program system information taking on cupboard space on Galaxy telephones in One UI 6.
  • One UI 6 will show cupboard space figures extra precisely by categorizing unused area as “Different information” as an alternative of lumping it beneath the “System” partition.
  • Samsung presently compensates for the distinction between marketed cupboard space and precise accessible storage by itemizing it beneath “system,” resulting in inaccurate illustration.

Samsung bought in hassle earlier this 12 months when it was presumed that the Galaxy S23 had an enormous quantity of software program system information taking on 60GB of cupboard space. It seems that the One UI 5.1 storage brouhaha was all a misunderstanding, and the system information truly took up a lot much less area than initially thought. With the following model of One UI, Samsung is outwardly altering the best way it exhibits system storage figures to make it simpler to know how a lot cupboard space is on the market.

One UI 6 might lastly inform the reality about how a lot storage your Galaxy cellphone has and cease making it appear to be it has extra storage than it truly does, based on Max Weinbach (by way of Android Authority).

Samsung used to lump all of the cupboard space that wasn’t taken up by apps and media into the “System” partition, making it appear to be Samsung’s software program was taking on a ton of area. However with One UI 6, Samsung will presumably break up that area out into “Different information.”

One UI 6 storage calculation (left) versus One UI 5.1

As defined by our personal Zachary Kew-Denniss, the system partition within the present model of One UI accounts for the distinction between the cellphone’s marketed cupboard space and precise storage accessible to customers. This discrepancy is because of storage unit conversion loss. Galaxy telephones, like the remainder of our beloved Android telephones, conveniently use “gigabyte” as a measure of storage, however “gibibyte” is the extra correct means of measuring accessible cupboard space.

Nonetheless, they don’t seem to be the identical factor. Gigabytes (GB) are primarily based on powers of 1,000, whereas gibibytes (GiB) are primarily based on powers of 1,024, leading to a 7.3% distinction. Which means a smartphone with 512GB of marketed onboard storage truly has 476GiB of accessible storage.

Samsung compensates for this unit conversion loss by incorporating the distinction between marketed and precise cupboard space into the system partition. Samsung’s Android 14 replace will reportedly checklist this disparity in storage beneath “different information” for a extra correct illustration.

In any case, you are still higher off choosing up a variant with extra storage than you usually would select as a result of Samsung usually preloads its smartphones with its personal first-party apps, which solely duplicate the performance of Google’s apps and take up a variety of area.

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