iPad How can my iPad be this full?

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  1. arbogast777 macrumors regular

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    I have a 32gb Air, and tonight I got a notification that my memory was almost full, which surprised me because I didn't think I had that much on it. As you will see by the screenshot I attached below, I think I'm right - something isn't adding up. It looks like I should have approx 11gb used, but it says I'm using 27gb (there are other apps you can't see but they don't add up to much, I added 1gb to account for those).

    Any ideas!?
     

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  2. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    If you can sync it with iTunes check to see how much space "Other" is taking up? Sometimes programs will put data files there.
     
  3. arbogast777 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I synced it to iTunes but it wants me to set up the iPad as new or from a back up, neither of which I want to do. I can't figure out if I can look at the memory usage any other way...
     
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  5. eggersj macrumors 6502

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    Might be obvious, but have you done a hard reset? Try that and see if it's correct after...
     
  6. arbogast777 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Not jailbroken. Just did a hard reset. Still the same...
     
  7. Rodster macrumors 68040

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    That message is normal the first time iTunes sees an iDevice. I always select new. It doesn't change anything on my iPad, ever. From there you can see what is taking up the space.
     
  8. arbogast777 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok yes, I just did that and you guys are right that "other" is taking up almost 15gb! Obviously the next question is how do I see what that "other" is and get rid of it...
     
  9. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I might be wrong here, but, I am guessing that most of the "other" data is from cached streaming of movies, games, etc.

    In settings, you can see the default size of each app. Compare that with the current size. That will give you a good idea of what is hogging your space.
     
  10. ugcop macrumors 6502a

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    Just cleaned mine up last night.
    Back up to iTunes .
    Next to check for updates click RESTORE
    When that finishes RESTORE FROM BACKUP
     
  11. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    I use a product called PhoneClean Pro. It works with iPhone and iPad. It saves me from having to wipe the devices clean.
     
  12. tgmn macrumors member

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    This works like a charm. I run it once every couple months.
     

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