3 Methods to Clear Space on iPad

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Tracy King Updated on Jun 25, 2018 to iOS & Mac Topics | How-to Articles

OptionHow do I clear space on iPad with 'Not Enough Available Space' error?

"Hi guys, do you know any effective methods that can help to clear and free up space on iPad? I got an old iPad with 128GB storage space which is now occupied by my old photos, videos, and music, including contacts, text messages and iMessages. 
I can't delete those data directly so to clear space on iPad. So do you have any good ways or methods that can help me solve this issue? Please let me know. Thanks

With the convenience that iPad has brought to iPad users, iPad is now widely used for business, casual life and entertainment etc. Office documents, photos, videos, music, game apps etc would be saved on iPad. As time goes by, the storage will finally go out of space. So how to free up and clear space on iPad becomes a task for iPad users. 

If you're trying to find an effective way to free up iPad storage space, you are at the right place. Here this article will offer 3 reliable and simple ways to help you effectively free up space and get available storage back on your iPad. Just follow methods to see how to get your iPad space back now:

Method 1. Clear space on iPad by deleting iPad data
Backup and delete iPad contacts/text messages/photos/videos/music 

The most direct way to free up and clear storage space on iPad is to move important data such as contacts, text messages, photos, videos and music etc from iPad to PC or other storage devices as a backup.

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Option 1. Backup iOS data and delete to free up iPad space

Step 1. Connect your iPhone to your PC running Windows 7/8/10 with a USB cable. Tap "Trust" on your iPhone screen if asked. Run EaseUS MobiMover and navigate to "Phone to PC". To back up iPhone photos, contacts, and other types of files, click "Next" to begin.

how to back up iPhone to PC - step 1

Step 2. You can back up iPhone photos, videos, movies, music, playlist, ringtones, books, contacts, messages, notes, voice memos, and more as the image shows below. You can transfer these items all at one time or respectively export a specified data type. MobiMover also supports you to customize the storage path for iPhone backup. Choose desired files and click "Transfer" to back up iPhone files to your PC right now

how to back up iPhone to PC - step 2

Step 3. Wait patiently until the transfer process ends. MobiMover will copy the iPhone files in a readable and accessible way so you can view, edit, or delete the data based on your own need.

how to back up iPhone to PC - step 3

After backing up iPad data to PC or other devices, you may now find and select to delete contacts, photos, videos, text messages or music files etc on iPad so to free up storage on iPad.

Option 2. Delete unwanted iOS data to clear iPad space

Besides backing up files to PC and delete files on iPad so to free up space,  you can also try custom feature in EaseUS MobiMove to directly delete and remove unwanted files to clear space on iPad. Just go to device name > choose the category > select the items > tap the trash icon.

Method 2. Disable Photo Stream to free up space on iPad

As Photo Stream allows to sync photos automatically to iCloud with Wi-Fi connection, which makes photos the biggest occupier of iPad/iPhone. 
This would result from repeated photos to take place on your iPad or iPhone. So the other way to free up space on iPad is to disable Photo Stream:

1. Go to Settings;
2. Select Photos & Camera, then find My Photo Stream;
3. Switch My Photo Stream to off.

Diable Photo Stream to free up space on iPad.

Method 3. Delete unwanted apps to clear space on iPad

Besides deleting files or data, disabling some services or apps on iPad, a third effective way to free up iPad space is to delete or uninstall unwanted apps or programs on iPad.

You can either select to delete or clear App caches/cookies on your iPad:
1. Go to Settings > Select General;
2. Click Storage & iCloud Usage > Tap on Manage Storage;
3. Choose Apps and then you can delete unwanted apps directly or just clear Apps' caches and cookies so to free up space on iPad.
If you need to free up iPhone or iPod storage space, you can also try the above 3 methods to get more available storage for your iOS device now.