General iOS 8 low free space on iPad

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Thomasxxxxx, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Thomasxxxxx macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2014
    I have 16 GB iPad mini. After upgrading to iOS 8.1 free space on my iPad rapidly went down. It says that capacity of my iPad is 11.7GB (on iOS 7 I had 12.8GB I suppose). That is not problem. I understand that iOS 8 could take 1 GB more. But when I count capacity of all installed apps that is shown in statistics in settings, I got 8.4 GB. And free space is 0 bytes. And when I delete someting after some time it goes down back to 0 bytes. I don't think that usable storage of iPad should be 8.4 GB on 16 GB model. Do you have any explanation? Thank you for your answers.
  2. Tzerlag macrumors regular


    Oct 1, 2014
    I'm baaaaack
    I was surprised to find my sister had almost 6GB of iMessages on her 16GB iPhone 5. She had tons of photos in messages building up.

    Have you tried clearing iMessages and maybe email attachments?

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