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iPad "storage full" pop up
« on: Tuesday 30 March 21 11:59 BST (UK) »
My ancient (in tech terms) iPad is about 8 years old and I keep getting "storage full" pop ups.  I try to keep mail boxes emptied and only store photos on there.

Is it time to discard it or is there a way to deal with this? 

Very basic terms please as I am a technophobe.   ::)


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Re: iPad "storage full" pop up
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 12:28 BST (UK) »
Your first step would be to look in settings to see what is taking up the space
Look at:
Settings
then choose
General
Then choose
iPad Storage

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Re: iPad "storage full" pop up
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 12:30 BST (UK) »
Thanks Boo;  will try that.  :)
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Re: iPad "storage full" pop up
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 12:32 BST (UK) »
First rule of fiddling is 'look but don't alter/delete anything till you are sure'

I don't use the iPad (I am a desktop girly) but hubby has one which is how I checked where you need to look.

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Re: iPad "storage full" pop up
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 12:42 BST (UK) »
Oh always .....look but don't alter/delete!

Went to Settings then General ; showing "Storage & iCloud usage" then a list of a dozen or so (Mail, Contacts, Podcasts, iBooks, etc). Some I do not use. No obvious way to remove them.

Fingers crossed a family member will be here on Friday and she can sort it out for me.




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Re: iPad "storage full" pop up
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 15:02 BST (UK) »
Iím also an iPad user I regularly get the message that the Storage is full in my cloud.  This is where it backups all your photos, notes etc. 

To check if is the physical memory or the storage go to settings then General.  The physical memory may need a little freeing up if youíve lots of photos, videos or downloaded books.  Also some apps take up more memory than expected.



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Re: iPad "storage full" pop up
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 15:10 BST (UK) »
Have photos and 1 book I think; must check.  Thanks.
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Re: iPad "storage full" pop up
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 17:28 BST (UK) »
I clear my photos by sending them to my PC where I have more storage.

Then when I have them stored I delete from the Ipad, itís amazing how many photos you can store in 8 years.

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Re: iPad "storage full" pop up
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 30 March 21 17:31 BST (UK) »
I use cloud storage all my photos are set to automatically be stored there this keeps my iPad storage free.

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