All iPads Not enough Storage to download?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by AppleMint, May 26, 2013.

  1. AppleMint macrumors newbie

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    Hello all. For a while I have tried to download iMovie for my iPad. But every time I do I get a message that there is not enough available storage to download.

    What I don't understand, is the info page on iTunes shows iMovie only needs 496 MB. However, my iPad has close to 1 Gig available.

    I did a reset but this does not seem to have helped. Any ideas on what is happening there?
     
  2. DMH3006 macrumors regular

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    It might only be a 496MB download but the app itself might be larger than 1GB after installation.
     
  3. AppleMint thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. I had thought it may be a compression issue, but 2x the size seems a little hard to believe. I believe the old rule of thumb was something like 30% more needed. But you may be right.
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Just uninstall some other apps or music and then put them back when you have installed iMovie. If space is a premium you will have to be selective on what you keep installed.
     
  5. charlituna macrumors G3

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    That's a major issue I have with many of Apple's apps. Too fat. I like iMovie on iOS but does it really need to be as big as it is. I never use the trailers, for example, so why are should they be taking up space. Why not let me download them when I want them only the ones I want. Same with themes. If they were free DLC there could also perhaps be more of them for us to pick from
     
  6. Badrottie Suspended

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  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    There are other video apps that have fewer features.
     

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