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Retriever19 Level 1 Level 1

When I try to update my apps or download apps I get this message saying "There is not enough available storage to download these items. You can manage your storage in settings." But when I go to usage it says I've only used 13.4 GB used and I have a 16 GB iPad 2.


iPad 2, iOS 5.0.1
  • marianfromspringwood Level 3 Level 3

    Try detecting something you don't need and see if that gives you more space.

  • Retriever19 Level 1 Level 1

    I've tried that but I still get the same error message.

  • Demo Level 10 Level 10
    expertise.ipad
    iPad

    I just found this in another discussion.

     

    It generally takes more space to install an app as just like a computer, they have installation files they move around. Try unsyncing your music library which should give you additional space. Once you have done that, install the app, then resync your music. I've read numerous posts where people have done that and it seems to work just fine.

     

    This is also mentioned in the Apple kb article on this site.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1503

  • ChrisBS Level 1 Level 1

    Did you fix the problem Retriver19? I am having the same problem :-(

  • mumblypeg Level 1 Level 1

    Once I deleted a few (20-30) photos, I had 2.1 GB free and was able to install the app that had previously been giving me that space error.

  • BandLeader Level 1 Level 1

    If it's not an app for which you need to keep your data, you can delete the app, then go to the App Store and re-download it.  Even paid apps work doing this - it remembers that you bought it.  That way, you delete the space the app takes up, and that frees up enough space to download the updated version.

  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8

    When the iPad was new, out of the box, it had about 14GB of free space. The other 2GB is consumed by the operating system, the installed apps, and the way that space is measured.

     

    How much "Other" does your iPad show? You may be able to free up additional space.

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

    http://tinyurl.com/85w6xwn

     

     Cheers, Tom

  • londonjamie Level 1 Level 1

    Hi - I am also having this problem.

    I have a 32gb iPad 2.

    In settings I have 22.3gb available / 6.3gb used.

    But when I try to add one book more to iBooks, I get the message 'you do not have enough storage, check your storage settings'

     

    Can anyone explain this?

     

    Thanks!

  • ChrisBS Level 1 Level 1

    What I did is this...

     

    Once I got the message I hit Ok then I when to the app I could not get into it because it was kind of loading or stuck then I tap on it and it started downloading I dont know maybe I am lucky but it worked for the 2 apps I was stuck with which were Modern combat3 and Infinity blade2

     

    I also deleted some photos and useless applications I had but I did not after so why dont you give it a try

     

    Good luck

  • ChrisBS Level 1 Level 1

    What I did is this...

     

    Once I got the message I hit Ok then I when to the app I could not get into it because it was kind of loading or stuck then I tap on it and it started downloading I dont know maybe I am lucky but it worked for the 2 apps I was stuck with which were Modern combat3 and Infinity blade2

     

    I also deleted some photos and useless applications I had but I did not after so why dont you give it a try

     

    Good luck

  • blakeforman Level 1 Level 1

    another way to work around this issue is to avoid using the "update all" button.  this is not very practical, but if you have several updates, the device wants the space to unpack all of these at once.  try updating each app individually.

     

    apple should consider some type of partition on the device that is strictly for app installations.

  • cooper77 Level 1 Level 1

    I experienced the same problem with 6 Apps that needed updated. I updated them individually and it worked. I update one after the other. Didn't have to wait for one to finish updating before I was able to initiate the update on all of the updates. Thanks

  • stuh101me Level 1 Level 1

    Good call, it fixed the problem, but the issue of the storage still remains. All in all this works! Thank you

  • Confused user1 Level 1 Level 1

    I have a problem installing modern combat 4 it claims I don't have enough storage space (1.58) gb but I have 3.2 gb available can someone explain what to do I really love the game and want to play it so please reply if you have the same problem or a solution thank you

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