iPad iPad Air 2 Storage Capacity Problem

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Dave245, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. Dave245 macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2013
    I have a iPad Air 2 with 128gb of storage, however after downloading some apps and TV shows to my iPad this has obviously decreased, however the last time i looked at my iPad storage i had 7GB left, after turning it off last night and back on again this morning it has decreased further so that i know have only 2.0GB left. Does anyone else have this problem or know why my iPad is losing storage for no reason, i haven't downloaded anything else. :confused:

    Under the about section it says i have 106 videos, this cannot be right considering i only have 40 videos on my iPad, most of which were downloaded from Apples iTunes :confused:
  2. rigormortis, Dec 20, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2014

    rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009
    the number of videos in about includes videos you shot with the camera and maybe messages too

    i have 18 videos synced

    my about says 159

    my camera roll says 97

    check usage
    manage storage

    to see a more accurate use of where your space is going

    connecting the cable to itunes will give you a readout to see if you have a lot of storage in "other"

    trolling section

    since you buy a lot of content you should transfer them to itunes

    connect ipad to itunes
    let it sync and backup
    click on file
    click on device
    click on transfer purchases from iPad

    this will make sure you put all the stuff you bought in your iTunes library. so in case you have to restore
    from a backup, you wont have to redownload all your purchased videos
  3. Dave245 thread starter macrumors 603


    Sep 15, 2013
    Yea i did try all of these solutions, when i plugged my iPad into my Mac and synced with iTunes it said i had 78GB free, yet on my iPad it said 2GB, so in the end i wiped everything off and reset my iPad and then restored from back up, it seems to have worked as i know have 78GB free.
  4. EDH667 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 25, 2009
    Northern California
    Even after you delete photos and videos from your camera roll they stay on the iPad under recently deleted for up to 40 days taking up space. To free up the space you have to do a second delete of the recently deleted files.
  5. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    I think that is only if you are using icloud drive.
  6. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
    Nah. I don't have iCloud Drive enabled and it still does that.

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