How to clear Internal Storage

Discussion in 'iPad Air Forum' started by Expatriate, Feb 23, 2017.

  1. Expatriate

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    If I check my iPad with Windows Explorer I find that I have 466 MB left of 14.7 GB Internal Storage.
    How do I free some of this up?
     
  2. Jupiter7

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    You can go into Settings on your iPad and look under Storage. You will be able to see which Apps are using the most space. You could perhaps remove any that you seldom use. (You can always get them back at a later date). It is possible that you have a large collection of music stored on the iPad, some of which you could keep on your computer.
     
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    Hello - first, I'm assuming that you have a 16 GB iPad Air (from the forum posted) - correct? Second, please provide the iOS installed on your device. If that storage data is correct, you really need to 'free up' at least 2-3 GB. Do you use iTunes on your computer? If so, plug in the iPad and if you know how to post an image, show us the storage bar graph (see first pic below of my iPad Air 2).

    Also on the iPad, go into Settings -> General -> Storage & iCloud Usage - tap 'Manage Storage' in 'Storage' - if you can do a screen capture (simultaneous pressing the ON-OFF & HOME buttons quickly - see my 2nd pic), then post that pic also; if you are unable to post pics, then let us know which apps are taking up your space; also by tapping an app, a new column will open giving you the size of the app + the size of its 'Documents & Data' (see the 3rd pic of my Zinio app - most of the storage is occupied by my downloaded mags). I'll stop there to let you respond - Dave :)
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  4. Expatriate

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    Perhaps this would be a good start since, so far, I have had no luck in posting images. What's the trick?
     
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    To make a screenshot, press and release the power and home buttons simultaneously. To post that screenshot, tap the upload a file button at the bottom of the message box. Then tap photo library in the pop up that appears. You then select Camera Roll and tap on the thumbnail of the screenshot to select it. Now tap done at the top right of the camera roll page and you'll come back to the forum where your screenshot will download just below the bottom of the message box. Tap on Full Image and the photo will be inserted into your message just after the position of the cursor. Now tap post reply and your post with screenshot will be complete.
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  6. Expatriate

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    I think we are at cross-purposes here. You are talking about how to do this on an iPad (or some Apple device). I am using a PC and I want to be able to post an image from my PC onto the page of a Forum Post.

    I upload my image to OneDrive.
    I get a URL to access the image.
    I left-click on the little picture icon in the menu above the reply page.
    I enter the URL.
    I left-click 'Insert'.

    All I get is a square box with an 'X' in it. No photo inserted.
     
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    Use the Upload File button at the bottom of the text entry box. It should allow you to browse for the image on the computer and add it.

    The URL method is a hassle, even when it works. It depends on getting a direct link to the file. A link that ends in the file's name and extention. It's almost impossible to get that kind of link from a cloud service. They tend to give special links ending in complicated and indirect codes that identify the file, like "http . . . /uioek385490djio39" instead of "http . . . /file.jpg"
     
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    OK - I asked you to post a 'screen capture' from your PC iTunes program showing the 'bar graph' of your iPad storage (like in my post) - here are the steps: 1) Do a screen capture on your PC (I'm no longer on that platform but use to use Snag-It - assume you know how to perform a screen capture?); 2) Next start to write your reply - when ready to insert an image, place cursor at end of message and select 'Upload a File' (first pic below); 3) Your file should then be 'Attached' once uploaded - hit 'Full Image' to have the image open in your message (rather that appear as a small thumbnail - 2nd pic); and 4) You should then see the uploaded file as an icon like in the last pic. Hope this helps. Dave :)
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    Okay, I'll do that. Thanks
     
  10. Expatriate

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    Thanks. No I'll try to send the images you asked for before. :)
     

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