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How to Manage Storage on iPad Pro

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iPad Pro Manage Storage
iPad Pro Manage Storage

Manage Storage on iPad Pro

Apple has transformed iPad Pro 9.7 into a 2-in-1 device which then it will have better productivity when we use it with pro-level accessories such as Smart Keyboard and Pencil. iPad Pro 9.7 introducing the new feature namely True Tone Display that gives the capability to the tablet to adjust its lighting display with the ambient of the surrounding. Apple iPad Pro has a high-end design which promising excellent performance of all specs and features. The only thing that is not easy to do on iPad Pro is managing its storage to get a free space on the tablet. That’s why some users sometimes troubled with this classic question about how to manage storage on iPad Pro so that they are not running out of space.

How to manage storage on iPad Pro manually

iPad Pro 9.7 with 32GB storage capacity may feel more than enough at the start, but it is getting full eventually. Because of this reason, we need to know everything we can do to avoid this full storage notification appearing on iPad Pro. In this tutorial, we have some useful tips on how to manage storage on iPad Pro so that you can always hold the control of your iPad Pro storage.

Managing storage on iPad Pro is the critical solution to ensure that you use the iPad Pro space efficiently so that it can perform the smooth operation when you use it. One of the most important steps to do when managing iPad Pro storage is removing unwanted files. Therefore, you need to manage it manually by following the simple steps below:

  • Head to Settings > General > Usage.

Opening the Usage on your iPad Pro is useful to let you know which app/file is using up space. After seeing the usage of every app/file on your iPad Pro, you can decide which file/app need to be removed to free some space.

  • Inspect the usage on iPad Pro using iTunes

If you have iTunes installed on your iPad Pro, you can also use it to examine the storage usage of each file/app. The usage can be seen under summary within iPad where you can see a chart showing the usage level of files and apps on your iPad Pro.

  • Remove unused and unwanted files and apps

After checking the iPad Pro usage, now you can decide which app/file you want to remove to get more free space. You can also upload some file to the iCloud storage before deleting it from your iPad Pro so that you are not losing it.

How to choose an app to be removed

One of the important steps on how to manage storage on iPad Pro is removing the unwanted app. iPad Pro comes with some pre-installed apps with it. Anyway, you don’t need to worry about these default apps because they are not using the available storage on your iPad Pro. All these pre-installed apps are a part of iOS, so it is none of the storage space problems. So, it only occupies the part of the total storage capacity that is not available for use by the user. Below are pre-installed apps of iPad Pro:

  • App Store
  • Apple Store
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Camera
  • Clock
  • Compass
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Find My Friends
  • Find My iPhone
  • Game Center
  • iBooks
  • iMovie
  • iPhoto
  • iTunes Festival
  • iTunes Store
  • iTunes U
  • Keynote
  • Mail
  • Maps
  • Messages
  • Music
  • Newsstand
  • Notes
  • Numbers
  • Pages
  • Passbook
  • Photos
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Remote
  • Safari
  • Siri
  • Stocks
  • Trailers
  • Videos
  • Voice Memos
  • Weather

From all pre-installed apps on iPad Pro, below we have the list of these pre-installed apps you can remove from your iPad Pro Home screen:

  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Compass
  • Contacts
  • FaceTime
  • Find My Friends
  • Home
  • iBooks
  • iCloud Drive
  • iTunes Store
  • Mail
  • Maps3
  • Music3
  • News
  • Notes
  • Podcasts
  • Reminders
  • Stocks
  • Tips
  • Videos or TV
  • Voice Memos
  • Watch app
  • Weather

If you need to ensure which app is taking the most storage space on your iPad Pro, you can go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. Opening the “Manage Storage” withing the Settings app brings you to a screen containing a list of the top installed apps using the most storage on your iPad Pro. The number which is appearing on the list is the combination of the app size + “Documents & Data” of each app. Therefore, if you want to see the app size and its “Documents & Data” size in detail, you need to tap on the app you want to see. Then you will see a summary of the app showing you how much the app uses storage for its app size and Documents & Data. From this information, you can then choose which app is using the most storage to remove, and of course, you have to choose the one that you don’t need it anymore.

If you have figured out which app you want to remove from your iPad Pro Home screen, you can remove the app anytime you want. Here is the tutorial of how to manage storage on iPad Pro by removing unnecessary apps. You have to tap and hold gently on the app icon until it starts shaking and the “X” icon appearing on the top right of the app icon. Tap on the “X” icon to remove it, then confirm your action and tap Remove. If you have finished, tap the Home button to end the session. Now, after removing unnecessary apps from the Home screen, you get some additional free space of the storage. One more thing to do before deleting any app from the Home screen that is creating a backup of your precious data. That would be useful in the future.

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