iPad mini Mystery of the missing storage

Discussion in 'iPad' started by pjv1990, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. pjv1990 macrumors newbie

    Jul 19, 2012
    I have just had an issue with my iPad mini with retina display. I had 4 gb of space randomly vanish from my device when streaming a movie from iTunes in the video app. I have not accidentally downloaded the movie as I double checked in the video app and in usage. Any ideas on what could be the issue?

    Thanks for the help!
  2. BasicGreatGuy Contributor


    Sep 21, 2012
    In the middle of several books.
    When you stream an iTunes movie, it will still use space. Once the movie is finished playing, you should be able to go into the video app and delete the movie. Deleting it will free up the space equal to the size of the movie.

    If that doesn't work, you can try a program called PhoneClean Pro, live with the missing space, or do a restore.

    Edited to add: Make sure and look in Settings Usage and see if the video app shows an increase in size equal to the movie.
  3. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    I'd say streaming is consuming it, I'd not worry too much.Just monitor it after the streaming and if needed restart the tablet but I suspect the space will return.

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