More free RAM after a Restore

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  1. sliberty

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    I had a problem with my iPad Mini. A Magazine that I read using Bookshelf became corrupt during an update. I couldn't fix it or delete it, so I decided on brute force. I did a Backup / Restore, and the Magazine is fixed now (YEA!). What surprised me though is that I have 10GB more free space than I did before the Backup / Restore. All of my apps, photos and music are back in place, so what caused extra free space? Is there app data missing that I don't know about yet? Or is this just a case of garbage collection?
     
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    Some apps are prone to cache a lot of data, FaceBook is notorious for this, and the only way to get rid of the data is to delete the app in question and reinstall it. A full restore of the iPad did the same for every app on your iPad.
     
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    So will all that caching be visible in the space usage numbers? Just wondering how to know which apps might be the ones needing maint....
     
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    If you look at the apps in the usage list I mentioned in my previous post, the size of the app and the size of the cached data are both present.
     

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