Storage Indication

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FPP777, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. FPP777 macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2010
    My wife and I both have an iPad 2 32MB. We both have our own laptops and iTunes accounts. There seems to be a market difference in music storage indications.

    iPad 1 shows in iTunes and iPad 1500 songs for 6GB.
    iPad 2 shows in iTunes and iPad 850 songs for 10GB.

    How can that be? Any idea why there would be such a big difference? Any ideas what I may do to get some of that space back?

  2. Dweez macrumors 65816


    Jun 13, 2011
    Down by the river
    Are all of the music files coming from iTunes or are you ripping from CDs?
  3. FPP777 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2010
    Both iTunes accounts have both. Some online purchase and most ripped from cd.
  4. tmarks11 macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2010
    Is that the amount of space that itunes shows the music is occupying on each ipad?

    Or is that total space filled in the ipad's memory?

    Partially transferred songs can clutter your ipad, showing up as "OTHER" storage space, which can choke your ipad until you manually remove it. This is an area where iOS has failed in storage management. I had a 32GB iPad with 10GB occupied by old, deleted movies.
  5. FPP777 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2010
    That is the amount of space allocated to music only. All other indications for video, apps etc etc look normal.

    I think I may do a restore just to see if that does anything.
  6. seajay96 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2010
  7. virginblue4 macrumors 68000


    Apr 15, 2012
    United Kingdom
    How can you fit 6GB of music onto a 32MB iPad? ;)
  8. FPP777 thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2010
    It's is set at a bit rate of 128. But it appears that many of her past cd ripping were not set that way. I have found a load of songs that have a bit rate of 1400. I am creating an AAC version and deleting the old. The GB count is coming down.

    Thanks for the help, you pointed me in the right direction.
  9. dchao macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2008

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