I just purchased an iPHONE 5C with 16GB and already own an iPOD Touch 4G with 32GB.
After restoring my iCLOUD backup, and updating to the latest IOS, I was completely out of space on the iPHONE, whereas I keep about 5GB free on my iPOD.
After some research, I realized that even without data, my 16GB iPHONE really only has a bit over 12GB due to the large size of IOS 8.1. That's not true for my iPOD Touch, with IOS 6.1 being considerably smaller.
So I went to Settings-General-Manage Storage and deleted the most data-intensive apps, many of which I don't really need on the new iPHONE anyway.
But now I have to figure out how to manage things going forward. Should I keep two separate iTunes libraries? I don't sync from iTunes that often because I find it very unfriendly in Windows and I don't use a MAC. But I did sync occasionally.
Or, should I ditch iTunes altogether now that I've got two iDEVICES with different storage sizes?
And how can I efficiently keep different apps on the two different devices? I'm figuring that apps which don't need cellular access should live on the iPOD and apps which do should live on the iPHONE, but I still have a lot of rearranging to do.
On Windows computers this is easy; you simply copy or move data to the drives where you want the data to reside. The concept of syncing is a lot more slippery and even though I've had my iPOD for over three years, I still wish it behaved more like a flash drive, where I could easily cut and paste without hassle.
Right now my iPOD has about 14GB of music, about 7GB of ebooks and audio books, and the rest of the space is used by data in various apps. I'm happy to keep all the media on the iPOD, but of course, data from navigation and identification and tracking apps would better work on the iPHONE.
What are others' suggestions for keeping this all straight? I want to avoid having to manually delete apps constantly just to free up space. I also want to avoid keeping track of different iTunes libraries.