My iPad 'lost' 15GB

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  1. 0sync0 macrumors regular

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    I just got a low disk space message. This was a big surprise since I had 15GB free a few weeks ago and haven't put much on it since then.

    So I brought up SysInfoPlus and it says the iPad only has 1GB total disk space.
     
  2. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Try a hard reset: hold the home and lock buttons down at the same time. If that doesn't work, try a full reset back to factory settings via your computer.
     
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  4. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    I'd go for the factory reset then. Also: when was the last time you synced it to your computer? How long have you had your iPad?
     
  5. Amazing Iceman macrumors 68040

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    Before you restore to factory settings, look in iTunes at the bottom usage bar to see how is that memory being used (Music, Video, Photos, Apps, etc.), and you'll have a better idea on where to look for the memory 'leak'.

    Then post your findings.
     
  6. aprofetto8 macrumors regular

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    Plug that bad boy into iTunes and at the bottom it will tell you exactly what media is using what amount of space.

    You should be able to find the culprit.
     
  7. 0sync0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    iTunes says I have 9GB free.
     
  8. Kyotoma macrumors 68000

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    Is there an overly large amount of data partitioned for apps within your occupied space?
     
  9. aprofetto8 macrumors regular

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    Is your iPad jailbroken?
     
  10. 0sync0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    4GB. I have a lot of stuff in Goodreader.
     
  11. 0sync0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yes
     
  12. aprofetto8 macrumors regular

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    If iTunes is telling you that there is 9 GB of free space, but your iPad is telling you different, than I would believe something is definitely wrong here.

    Might I suggest a good ol' fashion reinstall?
     
  13. GLS macrumors 6502

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    Hmmmmm. :confused:

    I think the solution is obvious.
     
  14. 0sync0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Are you thinking I should get rid of the iPad since I find ios devices too limiting unless they are jailbroken?
     
  15. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020

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    Apple support can't help with this one! Oops!
     
  16. GLS macrumors 6502

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    No, because I jailbreak myself. But you should realize that if your device isn't working properly, it might be time to look at what you have done post-jailbreak, and try a restore.

    Let's face it. You would not walk into an Apple store with the iPad in it's present condition and expect them to help you, right?
     
  17. dave420 macrumors 65816

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    I was thinking that they just meant you should restore the device using iTunes and see if the problem persists.
     
  18. 0sync0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok. I thought you were saying I shouldn't be jailbreaking.

    It will be a lot of work to redo everything. My concern is that since I don't know what caused the problem I could go through all that work and then end up in the same situation again.
     
  19. 0sync0 thread starter macrumors regular

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    It never occurred to me that I might still have the problem after restoring. :eek:
     
  20. GLS macrumors 6502

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    I understand...it would take hours to restore my iPad the way it is now. But the only way you will know for certain is to do a full restore, not jailbreak, and see what transpires.
     
  21. Pared macrumors 65816

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    Bingo!

    Sell the device and move on. Everyone wins.
     
  22. gatearray macrumors 65816

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    lol!
     

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