Manage Space on your iPad

In todays world we can utilise a lot of media rich technology. It is simple enough then to notice the storage space on your iPad can decrease rapidly. The iPad comes in three sizes. 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. Using an iPad at the College can be done with the 16GB model, but this does require working with the technology a little differently to what you may be used to.


Local Storage VS Cloud Storage

Local storage is the amount of space you have on your College iPad. This can be seen when you plug your iPad into your computer and run iTunes. Under the “Summary” within iTunes, you will see a chart shown like that above. This shows you how you are currently utilising space on your iPad.

If you’d like to find out which apps are using all this space, it is possible to do this from the iPad itself. Just select Settings -> General -> Usage. Here you will see which Apps are using all your space. The example below shows that there is 2.8GB of Video on this iPad under the App called Vimeo and another 2.4GB of Music. We can also see that this iPad has a game on it, FIFA, which is using 1.7GB.

Deleting apps to create more storage space:

The interesting thing you can also find from this is that the Vimeo App has 2.7GB of data. As I no longer use this App, it could be deleted to give me back more space on my iPad.

Pick the information you no longer require carefully. Work which is not used for school should be deleted first. You can always add it again at a later time.



Cloud Storage is where you should try to store all work. Why? Because it is retrievable  This means that you can store your data on the internet, and access it whenever you require it. As a direct result of this, USB sticks are becoming obsolete.

Google Drive

Staff and Students are able to access their files using Google Drive. The Apple App store has the Google Drive App available for users at no cost. This is featured on the Apps page listing all the school required apps.