Now a days storage space is measured in gigabytes ( GB ) or megabytes ( MB ). All most all kinds of devices like PC’s, laptops, Mobile phones coming up with a few GB’s of RAM and a few TB’s of disk storage for apps, images, music and etc. in this article we will show you **how many MB in a GB**.

MB is a unit symbol of megabyte that is a multiple of the unit byte for digital information. The unit prefix “**mega**” is a multiplier of 1,000,000 (106) in the common decimal system. So, 1 megabyte is one million bytes. However, in binary digit, a mega is a multiplier of 1048576 (220). That is, one megabyte is equal to 1048576 bytes of binary digit info.

GB, similarly, is a unifying symbol of gigabyte which is a multiple of 1,000,000,000 (109) unit bytes for digital information in the decimal system. In the binary system, one gigabyte is 1073741824 (230) bytes.

## How many MB is 1GB of data?

1,000MB

A GB (gigabyte) is a way of measuring how much data you have on an electronic device. 1GB is approximately 1,000MB (megabytes).

## Difference between megabyte and gigabyte:

### Megabyte(MB):

A megabyte (symbol: MB) is equal to 106 bytes (10002 bytes), where a byte is a unit of digital information that consists of eight bits (binary digits).

#### Megabyte History:

The megabyte is based on the byte, which is derived from the bit, and is a unit that makes use of SI (International System of Units) prefixes. The prefix “mega” can be ambiguous; the SI use of “mega” would indicate that a megabyte is 1,000,000 bytes, or 10002 bytes, but a base of 1024 (rather than 1000) is also used in information technology as a convenient way to express byte multiples as powers of 2. In 1998, the International Electrotechnical Commission attempted to address this by defining new prefixes to indicate a base of 1024 rather than 1000. Rather than using the prefix “mega,” within this system of prefixes, 10242 is referred to as a mebibyte.

#### Current use:

Megabytes are widely used in data storage for file sizes (documents, photos, videos, etc.) as well as for storage devices such as flash drives or, in the past, floppy disks. Today however, storage devices are typically larger, often involving either gigabytes (10003 bytes) or terabytes (10004) of data.

### Gigabyte(GB):

A GB (gigabyte) is a way of measuring how much data you have on an electronic device. 1GB is approximately 1,000MB (megabytes).

#### Gigabyte History:

The gigabyte is based on the byte, which is derived from the bit, and is a unit that makes use of SI (International System of Units) prefixes. The gigabyte is most commonly understood in terms of its decimal definition of 10003 bytes. There is also however, a binary definition where a gigabyte is 10243 bytes. Because this can be the source of confusion, in 1998, the International Electrotechnical Commission published standards that required the gigabyte strictly denote 10003 bytes. Prefixes to denote the byte being based on 1024 rather than 1000 were also created, with gibibyte referencing 10243 bytes. Despite this effort, the gigabyte is still often used to signify either of these definitions.

#### Current use:

The unit of bytes and all its multiples are used worldwide for data storage. Computer files, hard disks, Blu-ray discs, video games, etc. all store or contain storage space referenced in byte multiples such as kilobytes, megabytes, or gigabytes.

## How to convert megabyte to gigabyte?

Here we can show you how to convert megabyte to gigabyte with examples:

1 MB = 0.0009765625 GB

1 GB = 1024 MB

**Example**:

convert 15 MB to GB:

15 MB = 15 × 0.0009765625 GB = 0.0146484375 GB

How many megabytes are in gigabyte?

We will say there are 1000 kilobytes in a megabyte (MB). And 1000 megabytes in a gigabyte (GB), commonly called a gig of data. It takes care of the math, but what about the real-world implications? We have broken down the different kinds of data sets into small, medium, large and extra-large buckets.

**SMALL – UP TO 100 MB:**

If you send and receive about 5,000 text-only emails within the 100 MB Small bucket if the average size of each is 20 KB.

**MEDIUM –UP TO 500 MB:**

When Wi-Fi is not available and sending and receiving emails, visiting websites when settling bets, and posting occasional social media updates.

then use Mb data.

500 MB of mobile data allows for:

More than 1,425 emails (with attachments) sent or received

More than 250 web pages or

streaming music for 500 minutes or

Downloaded or uploaded 250 photos

Video streaming in high-definition for 30 minutes

Downloads of 125 apps

**LARGE – UP TO 1000 MB:**

We call the “**large bucket**,” which lets anyone with Wi-Fi access worry a lot less about mobile data. You may be able to save even more if there is more than one light mobile data usage on your account.