Internal storage (ROM): Apple iPad mini 2

Learn how to view free space and free up storage on the Apple iPad mini 2.




Adjust storage settings

Follow these tips to prevent your ROM storage from quickly filling up:


  • Change Gmail or iCloud synchronization setting to every three days.
  • Set text and multimedia message limits to delete messages automatically.The default is 200 text and 20 picture messages. You may use this setting to start with, and decrease it if you continue to have problems


If the available internal device storage is under 150 MB, use the following tips to clear more storage:

  • Delete unnecessary text messages (SMS) and picture messages (MMS).
  • Transfer pictures and media to a computer to remove them from the phone memory.
  • Clear the browser cache, cookies, or history.
  • Clear Facebook app cache.
  • Manage applications. See section below.
  • Delete the call logs.


Clear storage regularly

  • Clear storage at least once per week.
  • Check the available internal device storage (see 'View free storage space' below). The Android system cannot work properly if the internal device storage is below 150 MB.


Manage applications

  • Monitor new applications that you install.
  • If your device starts having problems after installing an application, consider uninstalling the application.
  • Consider uninstalling apps using large amounts of ROM:
    1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
    2. Tap Settings.
    3. Tap General.
    4. Tap Storage & iCloud Usage.
    5. Tap Manage Storage.
    6. Wait for the list of applications to appear under Storage.
    7. Use the list to help you determine which applications are using the most space.


View free storage space

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap General.
  3. Tap Storage & iCloud Usage.



Related pages


[Link to platform-specific memory management]


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