Running out of Storage (just me?)

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  1. AQ_OC

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    Man, I know I an iPadaholic, but I just can't seem to manage the memory on my device. I'm always finding new things to load and as a result, I'm always running low on space even though I have a 64 GB iPad. I have also noticed that when you get down to 4 or 5 GB, then things start going wonky on the iPad. One time when I was that low, I did something and the iPad said I had 0 bytes left. Argh. I deleted some piddly thing and quickly got back up to 8GB. I delete stuff all the time. I've removed all movies and music, but it is a struggle. Also, I know the next time I load iTunes (its been a while) it is going to put stuff back on there before I can reconfigure it not to. Arrgh!

    I guess when the iPad Mini hits, I might get another one and split the apps between the two of them. It is time for a 128 GB option. Am I alone here?
     
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    No! You are not alone with that! ;)

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    I have two 64GB iPads and would like more storage, lol.
     
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    I understand where you are coming from. Probably should have kept my 64 GB iPad 2 (even though I find the retina screen to be a big deal in my world). Hindsight is so 20/20! I'll struggle along until we learn what Apple will offer come mid September.
     
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    This is one reason I disagree with people who claim that the iPad will replace the PC. My PC is my repository for any apps that I don't have room for, my music collection, which is growing all the time as I find time to rip CDs I've had for years and find too inconvenient to use now, and the movies I rip from DVD, not to mention the digital copies of movies that you find when you buy a BD.

    Mass storage will never be a strong point of tablets. I will always, I'm sure, find it necessary to switch out music, movies and apps, unless and until someone comes up with an iPad with round about 3Tb of storage, and even then, I'll still use a PC for backup.

    It's never a good move to have digital information in only one place.
     
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    Agreed. I don't expect my mobile devices to replace my laptop/PC. I have redundant storage systems, too.

    I would like more mobile storage, though, for stuff like movies. On my last veg-out vacation, I ended up consuming more than 5GBs of Netflix streaming via 3G because I was away from trustworthy wifi and ran thru the movies I'd ripped via Handbrake. Good thing I have grandfathered unlimited data on iPad.
     
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    I'm curious to see what Apple will unveil, but I don't think it likely that a 7-inch model would come with lots of GBs if they want to keep the price down. We'll see, of course.
     
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    You can go into Preferences in iTunes, the Devices tab, and turn off auto-syncing. This will let you adjust your sync settings before anything gets copied to/from the iPad. When you have things they way you want them, just click the Sync/Apply button.

    Be especially careful when fiddling with app syncing. If you accidentally delete an app, its data and documents go with it.
     
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    I was hoping they'd do an 8, 16, and maybe 32 and 64GB, but yes, those latter two are probably not going to happen.
     
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    Would be great to have 64 on a 7-inch.

    If it has less than 32 and lacks 3G or LTE, I'm going to pass. I don't need a device that stores little and that I'd need to tether or use on myfi. That would ruin portability for me.

    About storage: They say the first step is admitting you have a problem. I clearly do.

    I have 64 on iPhone 4S and touch 4 and they're both nearly full as well. When I got my Kindle Fire (with a measly 8 GBs), I ran out of room just putting on my audiobooks that I'd yet to listen to. I like my Samsung Galaxy Note because I can put movies on SD cards, but I don't really want to watch a movie on a 5" screen.
     
    #10 Kaykaykay, Aug 6, 2012
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