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iPad out of room

Here’s how to tell how much storage you have used on your iPad, and how to tell what is using it up:


To see how much storage you have already used up on your iPad, go to

Settings –> General –> About

Look for the line Available.

Anything less than about 400 MB means you need to clean out your unused stuff.

To see what is using up your storage space, go to

Settings –> General –> Storage and iCloud Usage –> in the Storage section, click “Manage Storage”

You will see a list of the apps after a minute or so, with the apps taking up the most room at the top of the list.


Some general advice:

Photos

  • Assuming you have setup Google Drive correctly to automatically upload your photos and videos, you’ll still have a copy of them in Drive, even if you delete them from your iPad. [They’ll be the Google Photos folder on Drive].
  • To ACTUALLY delete photos/videos from your iPad, open up Photos –> Camera Roll.
    Click SELECT.
    Click on the photos/videos you want to delete.
    Click the Trash icon, top left.
    Click the  message “Delete these x photos?”
    Click “Albums”, top left
    Open up “Recently Deleted”
    Click “Select”, top right
    Click “Delete All”, top left.
  • If you don’t clear out the Recently Deleted folder manually, it will empty itself in about a month.

Google Apps [Drive / Sheets / Docs]

  • The Google apps all have an option to store your document “locally” on the iPad. If you no longer need docs available when you don’t have an internet connection, then check the Docs part of this article:  iPads –> what’s taking up all my storage?

Miscellaneous Space Hogs

  • Messages – those messages with pictures and videos take up ROOM. Delete them.
  • Mail – sometimes the Mail app takes up a ton of room. Actually, it’s all those emails that you never deleted. Delete them.
    –> If deleting the mails sound like too much, then delete the account
    [Settings –>Mail–> Accounts–>Select the account–>”Delete Account”
    –> This does NOT actually delete your account from the Mail server – it just deletes your “window” into your mail account.
    –> Then re-create it. For the MDS email, it’s a Google account type.
  • iMovie – delete your projects. You can export them into your Google drive if you’d like a copy of your final project.
  • Notability – anything deleted in Notability goes into a trash can which is emptied after about a month  [similar to the way Photos works]. Click on the trash can to empty it manually.
    Remember that deleting a note in Notability does NOT delete it from Drive.

 

“Your Cookies are Disabled” – trying to login to Drive or Moodle

If you get a red error message telling you that your cookies are disabled – and this prevents you from getting into Moodle, Drive, or setting up Notability to backup your notes to Drive, here are some steps to take:

1: Try a different web browser. You have three: Safari, Chrome, Firefox.

2:  Do the iPad Reboot Dance

The “iPad Reboot Dance”

 

3. Clear your Cache and Cookies

iPads: Clear Cache and Cookies in Web Browser

4. Shutdown your ipad before leaving home.  Don’t start it back up until you are on-campus.

5. If ALL of that fails, select
Settings –> General –> Reset  –> Reset All Settings.

You should get message telling you that settings will be reset but no data will be lost. If you do NOT see that message, CANCEL – because you selected the wrong option.

 

Come by the ARC if you have any questions!

 

iPads: Clear Cache and Cookies in Web Browser

Here’s how to clear the Cache and Cookies on your iPad web browsers.

For Safari:

Settings –> Safari
Click the “Clear Cookies and Data” button

For Chrome:

Fire up Chrome
Click the Menu icon [top right, looks like 3 lines]
Settings
Under Advanced –> Privacy

Click “Clear Cache” & “Clear Cookies, Site Data”
For Firefox:

Fire up Firefox
Click the menu, top right [looks like 3 lines]
Look for “Settings”
Clear Private Data
Select all the options and click “Clear Private Data”