Video Storage Problem: A Fix for iPad


I recently received a message about iPad storage and running out of room for movies.

Hi there, I’m really struggling with understanding my storage on my
iPad, I’ve been trying to download movies for going traveling but it
keeps saying I have no space. I already have movies on my iPad that I
wish to keep, I’ve deleted almost everything off my iPad and it still
says I have no storage, I’ve tried everything I can think of, please
help. Thank you.

Suggestions.
Go to:
General > Storage and iCloud Usage
Tap “Manage Storage”
Be patient while the storage list is built.

You can then see what apps and content are taking up the most space. If your iPad is nearly full and you still want to keep more content such as movies, you could look into buying an external storage device. Search for “external drive iPad” or something similar to see options and solutions.

More on Managing Storage
You can use iCloud Photo Sharing to store your photos and videos (not theatrical movies). A shared album can hold up to 5000 photos and videos. The photos and videos in your shared albums are kept in iCloud, but they don’t count against your iCloud storage limit. So even if you have only the minimum 5GB of free iCloud storage, you can use Photo Sharing to hold a big collection.

 
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About Andy Brovey

Dr. Andy Brovey, The Portable Prof, 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. Andy now runs a professional development business, working on site and online to help others make sense and make use of digital tools. 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. Click Here for Video Lessons

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