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Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Pnolis, Jul 2, 2013.

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    I have an Ipad 2 with 64 GB with only about 400 pictures and a few short videos in my camera roll but it shows 36 GB of my memory used.
    Can Someone please tell me how that can be the case? I am trying to upload some other videos and am not able to due
    to lack of storage space. Thank You
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    Where abouts is it telling you there is 32gb used in Camera Roll?
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    Also, what else is on your device? Apps take memory too. Games can eat up a lot of memory.
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    Not to mention Music, if you have some of your iTunes library synced.
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    Hi Pnolis, go to Settings > Usage > Show all Apps (at the bottom of Storage List) then scroll down and see what is gobbling up your memory. Then you can decide what should go, be synced, or stay.......okay?8)
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    Roy, the camera roll itself utilizes 38 gigs by itself. The other apps are all very nominal in comparison. I don't understand why with only a few hundred pics and a few short vid clips eat up so much storage space? Thanks
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    Wow! Are the pictures taken by your iPad ? This is my usage after two years.....


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    I have about 120 odd pictures on my iPad all the others are on my Box app. (Cloud storage) I am at a loss to know why they are using so much memory. Do you have another computer that will tell you a file size if you upload one of your photos to it?
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    Under usage, storage,camera and storage,camera roll = 38 GB. I only have a few hundred pics and a few short vids on camera roll so I can't understand why I am sacrificing so much of my storage space there?
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    If you go to the AppStore and download this app, it will tell you how much memory each photo uses, along with lots of other data.

    https://itunes.apple.com/ca/app/photosexif/id427157697?mt=8

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    I will try that! Thanks Roy!
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    Hi there sci, I knew someone with more experience would jump in. I remember a similar post from about a year ago but have not been able to turn it up using the search engine, I remember it was something silly causing the problem but can't recall what it was. 8)
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    It is scifan you should thank Pnolis, not me 8) 8)
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    Thank you very much!
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    A video file can get very large if you let it run long enough when recording. So, even a relatively small number could eat up a lot of space. Check those to see if they are either very long and large.
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    I just did a test and an 11 second video was 23.5 MB.
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    I believe the OP stated that his Camera Roll was 38GB aren't Videos separate? Too busy to say "Hi" scifan?
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    No, I'm never too busy to say hello to Roy from Ontario. I missed you while you were away.

    About the camera roll, videos are included when adding up the total storage used.
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    Thanks sci, just like ol' times. I don't have any videos on my iPad so I didn't know that they are included in the camera roll, all I see is that there is a separate category for that usage? I wish I could remember the fix from last year for another member with the same question. I shall continue to search the archives. 8)
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    Just shot a 60 second video on my iPad mini and it took up about 124mb. That works out to roughly 1Gb per 10 minutes. As you can see, it would add up real quick.

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