Apple TV Bug On tvOS 16.1 Shows 64GB Of Unusable Storage On 128GB Model

With Apple’s new Apple TV 4K shipping with up to 128GB of storage, some people are noticing that they can’t actually use it all.

A bug appears to cause the 128GB storage to appear as just 64GB, leaving half of its capacity unusable.

The news was first spotted by FlagpanelsHD in a review and then was picked up by Macworld. Notably, it sounds like the bug is also affecting those with the latest tvOS 16.2 beta installed, too.

Unfortunately, tvOS 16.1 and 16.2 both appear to have a bug that affects the 128GB version which prevented us from installing additional games after storage usage exceeded approximately 64GB. This must be fixed ASAP.

Anyone who uses the first 64GB of storage on an affected Apple TV 4K cannot download any more apps, instead receiving an error message saying that “the app can’t be installed because there isn’t enough space. Delete one or more apps or manage your storage in Settings.”

It isn’t yet clear why this wasn’t picked up in Apple’s testing of the refreshed Apple TV 4K, but it will presumably be a bug that can be fixed as part of a future software update. While the tvOS 16.2 beta doesn’t yet give people back their extra 64GB, it’s likely Apple will roll out a fix sooner rather than later.

The updated Apple TV 4K also comes with a faster A15 Bionic chip as well as a USB-C Siri Remote and more. The device also comes without a fan inside, although few likely ever heard the fan spin up in the older models anyway.

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