Over time, your iPad’s storage can fill up with unnecessary files, photos, and apps, which can slow down your device. To keep your iPad running smoothly, it’s important to regularly clean your storage. Here’s how to clean your iPad storage correctly.
Step 1: Check Your Storage
The first thing you need to do is check your iPad’s storage. Go to Settings > General > iPad Storage to see how much storage space is being used and which apps and files are taking up the most space.
Step 2: Delete Unused Apps
If you have apps on your iPad that you no longer use, delete them to free up space. To delete an app, press and hold the app icon on your home screen until it starts to wiggle. Then, tap the X in the top-left corner of the app icon and select Delete.
Step 3: Offload Unused Apps
If you don’t want to delete an app but want to free up space, you can offload the app. Offloading an app removes the app from your iPad but keeps its documents and data. To offload an app, go to Settings > General > iPad Storage, select the app you want to offload, and then select Offload App.
Step 4: Delete Unnecessary Files
Go through your files and delete any that you no longer need. You can do this by going to the Files app and selecting the files you want to delete. Tap the three dots in the top-right corner and select Delete.
Step 5: Use iCloud to Store Photos and Videos
Photos and videos can take up a lot of space on your iPad. Consider using iCloud to store your photos and videos instead. Go to Settings > [Your Name] > iCloud > Photos and turn on iCloud Photos. This will automatically upload your photos and videos to iCloud, freeing up space on your iPad.
Step 6: Clear Safari Cache
If you use Safari to browse the web, clearing the cache can free up space on your iPad. Go to Settings > Safari > Clear History and Website Data.
And that’s it! By following these steps, you can clean your iPad storage correctly and keep your device running smoothly.