iPad New iPad 4 always shows Storage Full

Discussion in 'iPad' started by soamz, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Jun 20, 2010
    Orissa, India
    Hi.. I got a new iPad 4 2nd generation last month. I have around 19GB of free space. But every now and then, the iPad keeps on showing, YOUR STORAGE IS FULL and the Available shows 0.

    While the original available is 19GB as you see in this screenshot.


    Then again gets to normal 19GB after few hours.

    I dont understand this damn activity of the iPad , showing 0 and then getting to 19 and then again 0 , etc .

    What could it be ?
  2. macrumors 6502


    Feb 8, 2012
    That's odd. Have you tried resetting the device? Not sure if that would help but worth a shot.
  3. macrumors 68020


    Mar 19, 2012
  4. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 13, 2011
    Sacramento, CA
    Where are you checking the available storage: on the iPad using the Settings app or in iTunes while doing a sync? I've noticed that during a sync the space sometimes drops but then returns upon completion.

    Regardless of the answer, a backup and restore seems like a good idea.
  5. macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    So you got a new iPad that doesn't exist yet?
  6. macrumors regular

    Feb 27, 2013
    Northern Virginia
    Is your iCloud storage full? I can't remember the message that displays.
  7. macrumors member

    Oct 25, 2012
    What is iPad 4 2nd generation? How can you tell?
  8. macrumors G3


    Jun 11, 2008
    Los Angeles, CA
    I'm going to assume you meant merely iPad 4 or ipad 2ndgen because there is no iPad 4 2nd gen

    As for your storage issue. It's likely one of two possibles

    1. It's talking about iCloud which is full cause you have over 5 GB of stuff in need of backing up

    2. Some app is caching files and not dumping them properly. There are many possible contenders. Generally powering off your iPad, wait about 5 minutes and Power it back on works. If not, try rebooting by making sure you are not plugged into computer then holding both the power and home buttons until the screen goes back and the apple logo comes up and then let go of both right away

    Next time the error comes up take a screenshot of the message. That will likely tell us which option it is

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