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    I have a 16GB iPad for my son. We have realized it to be nothing more than a nuisance when it comes to storage. If someone can explain this to me that would be great. It seems he can barely have but a movie and 4 or 5 apps. Complete waste of my money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by emilyhcurtis View Post
    I have a 16GB iPad for my son. We have realized it to be nothing more than a nuisance when it comes to storage. If someone can explain this to me that would be great. It seems he can barely have but a movie and 4 or 5 apps. Complete waste of my money.
    I dont think this should fill up your 16 GB. A bit more than 10 GB should be free. What problems are you experiencing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by abababababab View Post
    I dont think this should fill up your 16 GB. A bit more than 10 GB should be free. What problems are you experiencing?
    I agree.
    Do you see what the iPad indicates? Used versus free.
    I think this is a problem, and it would be a problem for me as well.
    So, the question could be, what data uses all the space? As far as I can see from the screenshot, there is no explanation.

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    Just do one thing. Connect the iPad to your PC and then open iTunes. After it detects the iPad, it shows what categories occupy what amount of memory in a bar at the bottom. That bar might help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emilyhcurtis View Post
    I have a 16GB iPad for my son. We have realized it to be nothing more than a nuisance when it comes to storage. If someone can explain this to me that would be great. It seems he can barely have but a movie and 4 or 5 apps. Complete waste of my money.
    Hello and welcome to the forum! This has been a topic of discussion in this forum & elsewhere (e.g. HERE) - I would first suggest if not already tried that you 'Reset' the iPad (directions below and also given in the link). Good luck - Dave

    Reset - press & hold the 'Power' and 'Home' buttons simultaneously until the Apple logo appears - this may take a longer time, so have patience; the iPad will 're-boot' - NOTE that this maneuver will NOT alter your apps, files, or settings.

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    Thumbs down Just tried everything suggested

    I just reset and took another screenshot. Still the same. Check the photo I attached.
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    Mind you, I also have no photos, and it says I have 470 something in MBs used in this category. No idea why I can't have anymore than 5 or so apps and 1 movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emilyhcurtis View Post
    I just reset and took another screenshot. Still the same. Check the photo I attached.
    Quote Originally Posted by emilyhcurtis View Post
    Mind you, I also have no photos, and it says I have 470 something in MBs used in this category. No idea why I can't have anymore than 5 or so apps and 1 movie.
    Next to each app in your screen shot, just to the right of where the GB/MB size is, there is a small right facing arrow, touch this and it should give you a slightly more detailed description of how those figures are made up.....it may or may not help but it might point to the reason why you are running out of disk space.

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    If your iPad is synced to a computer I would consider syncing with that computer to see if that changes the available capacity, it certainly worked for me recently in increasing the available space (I think I may have actually sync'd it twice in succession).

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