What to Do When iPad Storage Almost Full

With bigger screen than iPhone and less weight than Mac, iPad is perfect for entertainment to many iOS device users. However iPad is always easy to gather tons of melodies and videos, let alone various games. No wonder why lots of people ask “why iPad keeps saying storage almost full?” We should know more about iPad storage issues, and learn how to fix iPad storage full error.

First of all, you should get an idea of what is eating up your iPad storage, so as to identify what should be managed to get back space on iPad. Go to Setting> General > Usage to check your iPad storage. And the following tips are provided to deal with the most common solutions for iPad storage problem.


Tip 1 Uninstall seldom used apps

IPad storage full but no Apps? Let us face up to reality, among plenty of apps on your iPad, the apps for SNS, entertainment and work are with high use frequency. But quite a few apps are downloaded for following and one-off use, and then forgotten in the corner on iPad. Some of these apps can take up hundreds of MBs in your iPhone with big size of downloaded files and cache data, needless to say the size of the app itself.

How to clear full storage on iPad by uninstalling these unnecessary apps? Holding the icons of apps you want to uninstall until all the icons on the Home screen begin to wiggle and tapping on the cross of the upper left corner of the icon.

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Tip 2 Manage big media files

Media files can easily add up to several GBs on your iPad, especially when you are a music or movie fan. Photos and songs are not noticeably big as videos, but they are easy to accumulate in number, and make your iPad storage almost full. It’s time to manage these big media files now.

For songs no longer in your mood, leave them to iCloud or iTunes for future download. Videos and photos seldom viewed can also be uploaded as a backup. Then delete them in your iPad.


Tip 3 Disable automatic download and background apps refresh service

Apps with new features are more eye-catching and convenient while not every app needs constant auto-updating. Downloading apps not only occupy iPad storage, but also slow down your iPad when many apps are running at the same time. To fix the problem of iPad saying storage almost full, you can disable the automatic download function in Settings > iTunes & App Store > Automatic Downloads and manually update the apps you use frequently later.

Background apps refresh service drags down your iPad responsive speed when many apps and services are essential to run at the same time. You can disable Background apps refresh service in Settings > General > Usage > Background App Refresh.

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Tip 4 Reset your iPad

It’s the fastest way to fix iPad storage full error by erasing all content and settings. However, you need to make backup for important files and data for later restoration.

This has potential danger of losing important data if you install WhatsApp and Facebook on your iPad.


Tip 5 Clear iPad storage by one click

If you want to use a safe and quick way to resolve iPad storage full issue, then you can’t miss iMyfone Umate iOS cleaner or iMyfone Umate iOS Cleaner for Mac. With unique and advanced technique, the space saver can release tremendous space by just one click. In fact iMyfone Umate includ almost all the solutions above, and without troublesome manual operation, the one-click cleaning function will save much time for you.

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iMyfone Umate iOS Cleaner

  • Clean up all kinds of junk files but won't delete any useful data
  • Clear hidden and invisible temporary files to save tons of iPad storage
  • Compress photos on iPad to save 75% of iPad’s photo storage
  • Preview, select and mass delete unwanted photos to get space back
  • Back up videos to PC then mass delete them from iPad
  • Remove useless apps and manage app storage on iPad flexibly

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The space saver is really helpful for the iPad storage full error, with this powerful tool, clear iPad storage is no longer a trouble for you!

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Note: iMyfone Umate have both the Windows version and Mac version, please choose the right version to downlaod.

And how to use the powerful iPad space cleaner? Please refer the guide: iMyfone Umate using guide.
 

  • fencingfeel

    such good info thanks

  • SwagingPirate

    thats insane how well this worked for me

  • It’s really annoying when you have an iPad and want to save more important stuffs in it, but your storage is almost full, usually by some of unimportant stuffs like cache or any other junks.
    You can clean it up with this app. All you have to do is install it and start using it. Everything is written down in this article.
    It works like a charm. I really recommend it for anyone.

  • Loucy Cusin

    i tried some easy tips and get some space back, still not enough storage but better than none.

  • Pierr

    i try to uninstall and reinstall some apps, and get 3GB back, this is the really useful tip!

  • Kinpsh

    Unbelievable! I got 5GB back from clearing junk files and temporary files.

  • Waillian

    Well, i don’t one to waist to much time to try the tips one by one, i prefer using iMyfone to do all quickly.

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