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peterfromloudonville Level 1 Level 1

The iPad  cannot be synced because there is not enough free space to hold all of the selected items (additional 1.02 GB required).

 

 

yet there is still 8.6 gigs free... what should i do?


iPad 2, iOS 5
  • stevejobsfan0123 Level 8 Level 8
    expertise.iphone
    iPhone

    Wow... you must be downloading a lot of stuff. Try to free up 1.02GB space, I guess.

  • Allan Eckert Level 9 Level 9
    expertise.notebooks
    Notebooks

    You have two chooses. Either delete something or trade in for an iPad with more space.

     

    Allan

  • MaineMark Level 1 Level 1

    I have the same problem.  I have over 8G free space, and it is saying it will not sync becuae it needs 800K more.  This is a new problem since iOS 5.  Any suggestions out there?

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    Quit iTunes, restart your computer and then see if either of these things will resolve the issue for you.

     

    Restart the iPad by holding down on the sleep button until the red slider appears and then slide to shut off. To power up hold the sleep button until the Apple logo appears and let go of the button.

     

     

    Reset the iPad by holding down on the sleep and home buttons at the same time for about 10-15 seconds until the Apple Logo appears - ignore the red slider - let go of the buttons.

  • WyndhamClampett Level 1 Level 1

    I am so sorry you got these incredibly stupid replies as I have a similar problem and was hoping for assistance.

     

    The original poster said he had over 8Gb free which is more than enough to copy 1.02Gb. Why do people reply without bothering to proerly read the query?

  • Ralph9430 Level 6 Level 6

    When I read the OP I get the idea that he has 8.6 GB free but needs an additional 1.02 GB of space to accommodate all that is selected to be Synced. That tells me that the OP is trying to copy 9.62 GB of data into an 8.6 GB hole. Ain't gonna work. If that is not what the OP means then he needs to explain it more clearly.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8

    Are you trying to sync to your computer or to iCloud? If iCloud, It may be that  iCloud doesn't have enough free space.

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • Michael Morgan1 Level 7 Level 7

    WyndhamClampett wrote:

     

    I am so sorry you got these incredibly stupid replies as I have a similar problem and was hoping for assistance.

     

    The original poster said he had over 8Gb free which is more than enough to copy 1.02Gb. Why do people reply without bothering to proerly read the query?

    Yes, that's excellent advice which you so very clearly do need to keep in mind. For my part, I wonder at people who submit their comments and questions without bothering to edit and correct them and, with that said, I shall join the legion of users here who will ignore you.

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    Ralph9430 wrote:

     

    When I read the OP I get the idea that he has 8.6 GB free but needs an additional 1.02 GB of space to accommodate all that is selected to be Synced. That tells me that the OP is trying to copy 9.62 GB of data into an 8.6 GB hole.

    That is EXACTLY how I read the question myself Ralph. It sure makes sense to me. The OP provided so many details and it was so clear to us. How could we have not read his mind???

     

    And I see that the OP never came back to chastise us for our stupid answers! Oh wait - he never responded at all!!! Imagine that. Never seen that happen before .....

  • rafaelalvesgb Level 1 Level 1

    I had the same problem. I did what Demo wrote. But it didn't was effective.

    I assume that the many podcasts I have in iPad it was the cause of this trouble. I had (have, actually) almost 15GB of it.

    So, what I've done: deselected them and after I started the sync. After that, then, I put back the files that I wanted. And... done.

    It worked for me. I suggested the same to them that experiencing this problem.

     

    *Sorry about my english, if there is any grammar or semantical error. I think I did my best and think that the text is "understandable"

  • Bazz747 Level 1 Level 1

    Hi Guys,

     

    I have this issue, my error message says it cannot sync because it require 4.03GB, I have 5.6GB free. I deselected my photos from the sync which then gave me 12.7GB free. When I then tried to sync I got precisely the same message, it was still saying it required 4.03GB?

     

    I have tried restarting the iPhone (32GB iPhone4 ) and also rebooting and restarting iTunes (v. 10.5.3.3) but neither of these excercises corrected the problem?

     

    I do not really want to do a full restore, anyone have any useful ideas?

     

    Thanks.

     

    Edit to add: I am backing up to my pc not iCloud and I have 77GB free on the HDD. Thanks.

  • Bazz747 Level 1 Level 1

    Any ideas guys, I have tried what was suggested above but to no avail? Any help much appreciated.

     

    Thanks.

  • glenfromnyc Level 1 Level 1

    Probably because the system wants to sync 9gb and sees only 8gb available. OP, please let us know if that is the case.

     

    WyndhamClampett wrote:

     

    I am so sorry you got these incredibly stupid replies as I have a similar problem and was hoping for assistance.

     

    The original poster said he had over 8Gb free which is more than enough to copy 1.02Gb. Why do people reply without bothering to proerly read the query?

     

    Personally I want to un-sync my music. My iPad 2 only has 16gb. I have an Android that has 32gb available and fits in my pocket and costs $240. I'll keep my 'portable' music there. So I have to delve into iTunes, and figure out how to  sync only the programs without syncing the tunes.

  • Bazz747 Level 1 Level 1

    I freed up 7.1GB of extra space over and above the 5.6GB free space I algready had available and was still getting the error that it required 4.03GB so it would appear that one has no relation to the other. It seems as though the fault is something other than a space issue even though that is how it is being reported by iTunes.

     

    Still looking for answers...

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