Where are my missing GBs?

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  1. roypeled

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    Hi, All,

    Wanted to upgrade to iOS7, but I get a message saying it needs 4GB storage and I don't have enough free memory. Went to the storage management. It does say that I only have 478 MB free. The odd thing is that it says that there are 12 GB used, but when I sum up all the apps in the list, it only gets to 7GB. So where are the missing 5GB?

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    Roy
     
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    The rest are consumed by the software(iOS)
     
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    I thought about that, but I assumed that is the difference between the 12GB appearing as used and the 16GB the iPad is supposed to have. Not so?
     
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    Do you have any photos, videos, stored messages, etc.?
     
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    Photos, which indeed account for 4GB, but that's included in the 7GB I mentioned earlier.

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    Try this : 1. Connect your iPad to your PC.
    2. Open iTunes.
    3. At the bottom, you see a bar, which shows how much memory individual classes of objects like apps, photos etc occupy. It may help you to solve your problem.
    You will always find 2-3 or lesser number of GBs less as they are occupied by the iOS.
     
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    Sorry for being difficult, but I still don't get it. I did as suggested by abababababab. The bar says 4.65 GB photo - ok. 15.8MB books - ok. 1.59GB Other - no idea what that means, and I'd like to know, but for the sake of this discussion - ok. And it say 53 apps with a total of 6.09 GB - ok. BUT - if "Other" means the OS, then the total including the OS is 12.73, and then where are the missing 3.27 to get to 16GB? and if "Other" does not mean the OS - then: a. What does it mean?; and b. Does the OS take the full missing 3.27?

    Thanks for your help,

    Roy
     
    #7 roypeled, Sep 20, 2013
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