What counts as data / storage on iphone 4s?

My phone told me my data / storage is hitting the limit. My question is what exactly constitutes this data / storage? Are the notes I keep about it? Texts saved?

I’ve seen the categories and the amount of space they take up, including photos, audio / music, apps, and data. Do I just have to go inside and delete stuff to make more space?

  • iPhone 5S and iPad 4
  • How do I get rid of the “movies” that take up so much space?
  • Freeing up space and told me I was using more
  • iCloud photo increases the “MORE” section of storage
  • GarageBand deleted but taking up space

Yes, to view the current storage used, you can go to Settings> General> Storage & iCloud Usage> Manage Storage. From here you can see which applications are taking up a lot of space, how much space your photos / music are taking up, etc.

Once you know what’s taking up all of your space, you can delete things as needed.

Also, keep in mind that in previous versions of iOS (depending on when you are currently in use), the space occupied by Messages was not shown here.

I’m a little confused as to what you mean by “data / storage”, but here’s what both of these terms mean:

Cellular data is everything you do online when not connected to a Wi-Fi network – app downloading, streaming video (Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, etc.), surfing the web, anything you do for your cellular networking.

Storage is everything that’s actually stored on your iPhones – photos, applications, documents, music, movies, TV shows, text message conversations, etc.