Storage space on an iPhone is limited, so it’s typically in your best interest to minimize the number of files that you download. But you still want to be able to use your iPhone for things like playing music and watching movies, so it’s helpful to know exactly how much space certain files will take on your device.
The Prime Video app from Amazon lets you download movies that you own, which is something that can use a lot of your storage space. But there are actually three different video qualities that you can use, each of which use different amounts of storage.
The Best option uses about 900 MB of storage per 1 hour of downloaded video.
The Better option uses about 600 MB of storage per 1 hour of downloaded video.
The Good option uses about 300 MB of storage per 1 hour of downloaded video.
With this information you can select the option that gives you the best mix of quality and storage usage so that you can get the most out of this helpful feature.
How to View the Estimated Download Size for Prime Videos on an iPhone
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 7 Plus in iOS 11.3, using the most current version of the Prime Video app available when this article was written. The steps in this guide will show you how to view the estimated download size for movies and TV shows that you download through the Prime Video app on your iPhone. You will need to have available storage space on your device to download these files. If you receive a notification that you don’t have enough room, this article can show you some ways to free up storage.
Step 1: Open the Prime Video app.
Step 2: Select the Settings tab at the bottom-right corner of the screen.
Step 3: Choose the Streaming & Downloading option.
Step 4: Touch the Download Quality button.
Step 5: View the approximate amount of data used by each quality option, then select the one that you prefer.
Have you finished watching a downloaded video and you want to free up some space for another one? Find out how to delete downloaded Prime Videos and increase the amount of available storage space on your iPhone.
Kermit Matthews is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with more than a decade of experience writing technology guides. He has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Computer Science and has spent much of his professional career in IT management.
He specializes in writing content about iPhones, Android devices, Microsoft Office and many other popular applications and devices.