Taking Up Space – The Story Of My Life

Last week a friend came up to me stating that she has done it!  She filled her 32 gig iPad with vital information (yeah, right!) and that she cannot complete the upgrade to iOS7.

So after a few emails back and forth we came across the culprits.  The way that she found the culprits was pretty simple.  By opening Settings on the iPad and then tapping on General and then navigating to Usage, she was able to see all of her apps and the file size of each.  The file size that is calculated inside of Usage includes the actual app as well as the data the is stored inside that app.

She saw that her pictures were taking up some vital space.  So I suggested that she open a DropBox account and add the app to her iPad.  DropBox has a great feature that will allow the DropBox App to automatically upload images to DropBox once the DropBox App is granted access to the photo library and then opened on the iPad.  There are other services that can do the same function…Google+ does it and as well as Box.
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Some apps that will take up a great deal of space are:
1.  Pages
2.  Keynote
3.  iMovie
4.  Evernote
5.  Videos
6.  Music
Lastly, the one that surprised me the most was Messages.  But once I thought about it, it really made sense.  Messages was really chalked full with videos, and pictures.  This made the Messages app the largest app on my device.  Once I deleted all my Messages and rebooted my device, I had regained quite a bit of space.
Please let me know if you have any questions and as always, please leave a comment.
Thank you!


2 thoughts on “Taking Up Space – The Story Of My Life

  1. Jeanine February 13, 2014 at 10:11 am Reply

    Thanks for all the great tips!

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