How to Get More Storage on iPad: Tips and Tricks

To upgrade to iCloud+, go to Manage Account Storage in Settings on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac, then choose Buy More Storage or Change Storage Plan. Or follow the instructions for your device.

Running out of storage space on your iPad can be frustrating, especially when you need to download important files or apps. In this post, we will show you a few different ways to clear up space right on your device.

First, let’s check how much space you actually have available. Go to the Settings app on your iPad, click on the General tab, and then click on iPad Storage. This will give you a chart of how much space you have in total and how much of it you’ve used up.

To empty some space, you could go about this in two different ways: one is taking the Apple recommendations, and the other is some manual options. Apple recommends offloading unused apps, deleting all conversations, and deleting large downloaded videos. You can enable these options to clear up space.

If you have large attachments with text messages, you may get large attachments that also takes up space. You could delete those as well by swiping left on the text message.

Photos and text messages typically take up the most amount of storage on any device. If you have a lot of apps, you’ll see them under the More Manual Approach. Again, you could offload apps to save space, but do not delete the app. Offloading will give you the storage, but it will keep the data.

If your problem is photos and videos, we recommend storing them on iCloud instead of locally on your iPad. Click on your name in the Settings app, then click on iCloud. Here, you could upgrade your iCloud and turn on photos. By turning on Optimize iPad Storage, everything goes into your iCloud version of photos instead of the local one. You can access iCloud using your different devices or from

By default, you don’t get 200 gigs, but you could upgrade yours as well. Manage storage to see what takes up space. Turn on as many of them as you want to empty storage from your iPad and put things on iCloud.

We hope you found these tips and tricks useful. By following these steps, you should be able to free up space on your iPad.


What causes full storage on iPad?
In other words, it is the application's cache. So, while you are using an app or surfing the net, your app's and browser's caches are being stored on your iPad. These temporary files are better to remove from time to time. If an app's documents and data take up more than 500BM, it's worth clearing it.
How much does it cost to add storage to an iPad?
Your iPad comes with 5GB of iCloud storage by default, but if you're running out of space, it's a good idea to get more storage space. You can buy 50 GB of storage for $0.99 per month, 200 GB for $2.99 per month, or 2 TB for $9.99 per month. You can use the Settings app to upgrade your iPad's storage plan at any time.
Can you increase storage on iPad?
Since the iPad's internal capacity is not upgradeable, it's important to plan ahead and buy a model with more space than you initially anticipate needing. Not the message you want to see as you're downloading new charts.
What to do when your iPad storage is full?
Delete Them On that device storage page, look for apps you don't use. Tap them and select Delete App. Any purchased app is always available to re-download again at no extra charge from the App Store. To delete apps from the home screen, place your finger on an app you want to delete and hold.