Storage issues

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  1. wayneborean

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    Did a search on this, and didn't find anything (of course I could have worded if differently than everyone else...)

    A while back I noticed that my fourth gen iPad was low on storage space. I removed a couple of things, and it was still short on storage space. So I removed a couple more... The things removed included apps, pictures (I use it for photography), videos, and music.

    About the fifth time I decided things were just a bit ridiculous, made notes about what I had installed that I used, and reinstalled everything. Wow. Tons of space. So I installed everything I was using, still had tons of space.

    Another issue which I'd had also went away. Safari had been refusing to load some websites. Anything with OnSwipe as the basis wouldn't load, most of the news sites (Guardian, National Post, Globe and Mail, CBC, BBC) wouldn't load. But anything that was BlogSpot or Wordpress based loaded fine. The reinstall fixed that problem too - I'm not sure at all if it was related to the drive space issues, but since the same solution fixed both problems, it might be.

    So, two months on, and once again Safari isn't loading a lot of websites. I looked at the storage numbers, and they seem OK, but I didn't keep records of how much space was free, and I've added some new stuff (games, games, and more games).

    1) Has anyone else had similar problems?
    2) Has anyone a solution?

    Yes, I could just reinstall the OS fresh after deleting all the apps and data, but I would prefer something less messy.

    Wayne
     
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    What OS version are you running?

    Try loading the websites on another tab instead of refreshing it multiple times on one tab, although a temporary solution it may happen again. Must be a bug.

    For the storage problem have you tried deleting apps that take up more spade than everything else? You can find those in Settings->General->Usage->Manage Storage
     
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    IOS version 8.3 - I have autoupdates turned on. I've tried loading sites by opening a new tab, still no luck.

    As for the storage problem, I did that last time, and did not get the space back. I'm assuming that there's an issue with the file allocation table. The settings app may also be the issue, if it is reporting space free wrong, that could cause this too.
     
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    Of course then the question is why? It is possible that one particular app is messing things up, by not freeing up space. But if that is the case, I'd expect that issue should show up as the app taking up huge amounts of space, since as I understand it, each app is run in it's own little sandbox.
     
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    How long did you wait until you gave up and restored the iPad? It can sometimes take iOS a while to free up storage after an app is deleted. A restart or reset usually hurries things along.
     
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    Have you tried clearing history and data for safari?
     
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    About five-six months.
     
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    Yes. No change. It did change after I deleted everything and reinstalled IOS, but that isn't my idea of fun.

    I should probably mention that apps which use Safari have the same issue, i.e. I can't view the National Post website from Safari, and I can't view the National Post through their app.
     
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    Its either there is a problem with your device or its the developrs/website that's the problem. Most likely the latter. Try contacting the website.

    Anyways there is a way that you can restore without losing data in your apps. No its not restoring from backup. Whenever you backup your device your apps are saved in iTunes along with the data. You can transfer those saved data and apps the same way you transfer music, videos, books, etc. The section where you can find the apps are in the same place as your media (Music, video, etc.) Well you'll end up transferring all your data but its easier than downloading and setting them up.
     
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    Well, that certainly should have been long enough.
     

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