The iPad can hold anywhere from 16GB to 64GB of storage space and while that might be enough to get by, it surely isn’t a lot of storage space. There are great ways to save the limited amount of storage space on an iPad that’ll allow you to get more out of your tablet.
Let the Bad Apps Go
After buying an iPad, the first thing most people do is fill its memory to the rim with any and all apps that remotely peak their interest, but as time goes by the focus will shift from how many apps will fit on an iPad, to focusing on more quality apps. There’s hardly anything more annoying than sifting through pages of apps to find and use the apps that matter – and there’s hardly anything that’ll waste more of your iPad’s limited storage space. Doing a bit of spring cleaning on apps and in-app data will not only free up memory, but will also make it easier to get to the apps that you use the most.
Get Rid of the Clutter
Unneeded apps can weigh down your iPad’s memory, but even your favorite apps can be piling on more unwanted memory consumption than you might realize – in fact, they may be the source of most of your cluttered memory. Nearly all iPad apps have a data footprint and the ones that you use the most are more bound to have more clutter than average so it’s best to delete the iMovie projects that you don’t need, the Pages documents that you’ve finished, and the other in-app files that could be taking up the majority of your iPad’s memory.
Stream Movies and Music
Hoarding music and movies is one of the quickest ways to run out space on an iPad, but this problem can be avoided by following one simple tip: stream movies and music instead of storing them directly on your tablet. Streaming media will allow you to have access to more content than your tablet could possibly hold and free up the bulk of your iPad’s storage space by leveraging the space on your computer’s hard drive or an online service.
Keep File Sizes to a Minimum
You won’t be able to get away with streaming everything and when streaming isn’t an option, minimizing the file size of stored files and the amount of files stored is the best option. Storing your favorite songs instead of full albums, converting videos to smaller file sizes, deleting documents after you’ve finished viewing them, and only downloading and keeping the apps that you’ll actually use are great tips for saving storage space on your iPad in order to make room for more.