iPad Memory: How to Find Content Taking Up the Most Space on Your iPad

Perhaps you’ve tried to update your iPad to iOS 6 and found you didn’t have enough empty space to do the install. Or you noticed your 16 GB iPad is getting full. Here is how to find the content taking up the most space (memory) on your iPad.

Got to Settings > General > Usage

Settings usage

Wait a few moments until the Storage list fills in

iPad usage list

Videos (TV shows, movies, etc.) can consume a large amount of space. Tap on Videos to get more information about those items. Swipe across a video item to delete it. Tap Show all Apps to see more apps and the memory they use.

About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, helps others make sense and make use of digital tools through his work, websites and social media. He has over 30 years experience in educational technology, including teaching, administration and professional development. In 2007, Apple Inc. recognized his work and named him an Apple Distinguished Educator. He started this iPad Academy website shortly after the first iPad went on sale to help others become more comfortable and competent with the iPad, in person and online. His latest venture is Teach About Tech, a resource marketplace for technology trainers.