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iPad shows completely wrong "free space"

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didole Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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Nov 7, 2013 10:04 PM

Hi all,


I am running the latest iOS (7.0.3) on my iPad 3 64 GB. Under Settings->General->Usage, it shows that 20.3 GB are used, but below it says that my music is already consuming 31.2 GB. This does not make ANY sense to me.


iTunes is showing the same weird numbers, BTW - so at least the madness is consistent.


I already restored the iPad from a backup in iTunes, this did not change anything. What can I do? I have actually no idea how much space I have really left on my iPad...





iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 7.0.3
  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,210 points)
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    Nov 24, 2013 3:01 PM (in response to didole)

    How much space is used by your Other? You may be able to reduce.


    How Do I Get Rid Of The “Other” Data Stored On My iPad Or iPhone?


    With an iOS device, the “Other” space in iTunes is used to store things like documents, settings, caches, and a few other important items. If you sync lots of documents to apps like GoodReader, DropCopy, or anything else that reads external files, your storage use can skyrocket. With iOS 5/6/7, you can see exactly which applications are taking up the most space. Just head to Settings > General > Usage, and tap the button labeled Show All Apps. The storage section will show you the app and how much storage space it is taking up. Tap on the app name to get a description of the additional storage space being used by the app’s documents and data. You can remove the storage-hogging application and all of its data directly from this screen, or manually remove the data by opening the app. Some applications, especially those designed by Apple, will allow you to remove stored data by swiping from left to right on the item to reveal a Delete button.


     Cheers, Tom


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