iPad Pro Methods to free up storage space ipad pro 9.7?

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  1. techsavvy01 macrumors member

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    Annoying how apple won't let you delete documents data for podcast. It is taking up over 100mb on my ipad pro 9.7 32gb :( How can I delete documents data podcast?
     
  2. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    How many podcasts are you subscribed to? I'm subscribed to five, and my podcast "docs & data" is only 3.8MB.

    Maybe deleting downloaded episodes will free up data memory also?
     
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    I unsubscribed from all podcast. I go into podcast app and the pages are blank no podcasts subscribed to yet the ipad storage still says 128mb documents data podcast :(
     
  4. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Ok, but 128mb out of 32gb is nothing. What eats up space on a device are videos, music, and large photo collections. Videos and music can both be streamed now in iOS 10.2, and iCloud Photos can be set to "Optimize iPad storage".

    Large game apps can also be a problem. I don't use my iPad for gaming though.
     
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    I deleted games and apps I don't need that I already have on my android. So there is no way you can delete documents data podcats?
     
  6. JD2015 macrumors 6502

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    Delete the podcast app and then reinstall it. It is an iOS issue which you see with apps that build up massive cache data. Facebook is notorious for this. There maybe an app that can help with this or you can do it through connecting to iTunes on a mac/pc but haven't looked in to that.
     
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    How exactly do I delete podcast cache documents data? Believe me 125mb is pretty big and if I delete it I will feee up up considerable amount of space.
     
  8. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    125mb is not big and if you delete it will not free up considerable space. It will clear up 125mb which is nothing on a 32gb iPad
     
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    Could someone just tell me how to delete podcasts cache? I don't care if it's only 128mb I just want it deleted please.
     
  10. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    As others suggested, delete the app and reinstall.
     
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    Ok simply tell me how to delete app?
     
  12. SHirsch999 macrumors 6502a

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    You're obviously not living up to your screen name. Even my 10-year old daughter knows how to do this. Long press on the app icon until they are all wiggling. Press on the x in the upper corner. Then press the home button to stop the wiggling.
     
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    I'm already fed up with this forum! Only been member for a week.
     
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    Not cool man. Remove his post mods please.
     
  17. dennysanders macrumors 6502

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    i liked his post. it was honest.
     
  18. Coolpher macrumors regular

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    Deleting the app only remove the icon not the app
     
  19. dennysanders macrumors 6502

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    you, sir, are incorrect
     
  20. ardchoille50, Dec 31, 2016
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    From: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT204221

    "When you remove a built-in app from your Home screen, you also remove any related user data and configuration files. This can affect things like related system functions or information on your Apple Watch.

    The apps built into iOS are designed to be very space efficient, so all of them together use less than 150MB. Removing built-in iOS apps doesn't free up storage space on your device.
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    "What happens when you remove built-in apps from your Home screen
    Removing built-in apps from your Home screen can affect other system functionalities. Here are some examples:

    • If you have an Apple Watch paired with your iPhone, removing an app from your iPhone Home screen also removes that app from your Apple Watch Home screen.
    • If you remove the Podcasts app from your Home screen, Podcasts won’t be available with CarPlay.
    • If you remove the Music app, you may be unable to play some audio content using Apple apps or third-party apps on some car stereos or stereo receivers.
    • If you remove the Stocks or Weather app from your Home screen, stocks and weather won’t be available elsewhere. For example, you won’t see stocks and weather information in Notification Center on your iPhone or as Complications or Glances on your Apple Watch.
    • If you remove the Calculator app, the calculator won’t appear in Control Center.
    To restore an affected functionality, you can add built-in apps back to your Home screen."

    Sounds to me as if it removes more than just the icon.
     
  21. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Try signing out of iTunes, rebooting your iPad, then signing in again. It's a catch-all solution to the cache problem that's been plaguing some iOS users.
     
  22. Elwots macrumors member

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    You could make a backup of your iPad, factory reset, then restore your backup. This should clear up some space from cache--assuming a backup doesn't include cache..
     
  23. azentropy macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, you had mentioned that you deleted other apps so assumed you already knew. Again this was explained by others. So just delete the Podcast App, then go to App store and reinstall it.

     
  24. RudySnow macrumors regular

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    OP needs to give his iPad to someone who knows how to use the basics, and then go pick up a Surface. Otherwise the whole iOS experience will be frustrating for him (and us).
     
  25. techsavvy01 thread starter macrumors member

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    Not cool either man. What are you on about? This pesky apple podcasts app is taking up space and apple is too strict does not allow you to delete the podcasts app when you hold on the app there is no x.
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    Now where exactly in ios system folders does the apple podcats app store documents data?
     

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