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Where have all my GBs gone?

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JohninMotion Calculating status...
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Aug 17, 2012 10:02 PM

I've had the 16 GB iPad 3 since it was released and now I'm finding that my gigs are slowly going... somewhere. I don't know where. I can't even download a new issue of a magazine it's that bad (I only have .78 GB free space). I keep deleting apps, but I barely get any extra free space. I just connected it to iTunes and it shows that I have 9.9 GB in apps on my iPad. By my math using Apples numbers I have 1132.6 Megabytes which would only equal a little over 1 GB. Where's the rest of this space gone? Surely iOS 5.1 can't be that huge.


So, where have all my gigabytes gone?

iPad (3rd gen) Wi-Fi, iOS 5.1.1
  • Noble Seven Level 4 Level 4 (2,685 points)
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    Aug 17, 2012 10:54 PM (in response to JohninMotion)

    Have you turned your iPad off then back on since deleting all that stuff?

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (55,295 points)
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    Aug 17, 2012 10:55 PM (in response to JohninMotion)

    Close All Open Apps...  Perform a Reset...


    Reset  ( No Data will be Lost )


    Press and hold the Sleep/Wake button and the Home button at the same time for at least ten seconds, until the Apple logo appears. Release the Buttons.


  • Texas Mac Man Level 8 Level 8 (44,340 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 6:00 AM (in response to JohninMotion)

    How much space is your Other using? 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, 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

  • Laxman25 Level 4 Level 4 (2,230 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 6:29 AM (in response to JohninMotion)

    I'd suggest plugging in your iPad to your computer. Post what you see on that colorful bar at the bottom. Is it majority apps? Other? Photos etc.

  • Laxman25 Level 4 Level 4 (2,230 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 8:16 AM (in response to JohninMotion)

    I had that happen with other before. It's weird how you have to do that. Glad its fixed.

  • AnaMusic Level 9 Level 9 (55,295 points)
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    Aug 18, 2012 12:08 PM (in response to JohninMotion)

    Ipad User Guide



    The Basic Troubleshooting Steps are:


    Restart... Reset... Restore from Backup...  Restore as New...

    Glad it is sorted for you.


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