iPad Apps in ipad taking up more space than all the apps i have on my mac

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by reddevil0728, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. reddevil0728 macrumors regular

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    i have about 12gb worth of app, but the apps on my ipad is 25gb big. why is it so?
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Are you talking about iOS apps sitting in iTunes or OSX apps?
     
  3. reddevil0728 thread starter macrumors regular

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    All the apps I have in my iTunes is also synced to my iPad. I checked the size of the folder that contains all the apps in my iTunes. It's 12gb big, but my iPad is showing 25gb worth of apps
     
  4. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Without more information, I would assume that the size that you are looking at on your iPad includes the app data (emails, document, etc.)
     
  5. reddevil0728 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there any way I can view the individual apps and their app data size?
     
  6. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Settings -> General -> Usage

    You can tap on an individual app in the list to see how much storage it is using for documents and data.
     
  7. clauzzz203 macrumors regular

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  8. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    ^it is this. The only way to clear the cache is to delete and reinstall the app. If you're jailbroken, you can use icleaner to clear the cache
     

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