How Do I Clear Memory On My Ipad

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Easiest Way - How to Clean up Memory on iPad It is highly recommended that you use a third-party software which will discern the storage and clean only unnecessary data and junk. FREE Coolmuster iOS Cleaner or Coolmuster iOS Cleaner for Mac software is designed for this exact purpose. It is a freeware and the only Mac based iOS cleaning software. If your iPad is running out of storage, there are a few methods you could use to clear space. Here are four ways to free up storage space on an iPad.

Reader Tony Moon has been having occasional problems with the Netflix app on his iPad. He writes:

I get inconsistent performance from the Netflix app on my iPad. Sometimes it works great, other times I try to launch a movie, the Netflix play screen appears for a second, and then the video window disappears. I have a strong Wi-Fi connection so I don’t think that’s it. Any ideas?

I’ve experienced the same thing and you’re right, it’s not a Wi-Fi issue—I’ve had Netflix play perfectly when I have just a couple of bars and quit when I have a full complement of bars.

I threw the question out to Twitter and the general consensus is that this is a memory issue. If you clear out the inactive cruft in the iPad’s memory, Netflix should perform as expected.

There are a couple of ways to do this. One is to simply restart the iPad. Doing so flushes the iPad’s memory and cleans things up nicely.

Optionally, you can use an app to free up memory. That app is XZone Software’s $2 XSysInfo. Launch it and you see a lot of information about your device arranged in categories including Usage, Processes, Estimated Work Time, Network, Device Identity, and Tech Specs. We’re interested in the Usage pane where you tap an arrow icon to clear out memory. If you tap the Settings icon you have the option to clean memory when you launch the app.

If Netflix is misbehaving and you don’t care to restart your iPad to flush its memory, it’s worth a shot.

When you check the status of Storage on iPhone, you will see something listed as “Other” taking up a good amount of storage space. You will find below the steps to Clear Other Storage on iPhone or iPad.

How to View Other Storage On iPhone?

You can see “Other Storage” on iPhone by going to Settings > General > iPhone Storage.

On iPhone Storage screen, you will see the overall status of storage space on your iPhone represented in the form of a bar graph.

If you scroll down to bottom on the same screen, you will see the amount of storage space taken up by Other Data.

Note: It may take a while for iPhone to scan and analyze its storage and present the amount System and Other Storage.

What is Other Storage?


The standard categories or labels used by Apple to represent the data taking up storage space on iPhone are – System, Apps, Photos, Music, Books, Movies, TV Shows and Podcasts.

Any other type of data that does not fit into these standard categories is conveniently labelled as ‘Other’ by Apple.

In general, the data labelled as “Other” consists of App Cache, Mail Attachments, Safari browser Cache, Bookmarks, Reading Lists, Siri Cache, Corrupted Files and other data which does not fit in Apple’s standard categories.

If left unchecked, “Other Data” can continue to grow in size and have an adverse impact on the overall performance of your device.

How to Clear Other Storage on iPhone?

In most cases you should be able to significantly reduce the storage space taken up by “Other Data” by removing the following major contributors to “Other Storage” on iPhone.


1. Delete Safari History and Website Data

Go to Settings > Safari and tap on Clear History and Website Data.

2. Offload Unused Apps

The Offload Unused Apps feature allows you to remove Unused Apps from your device, while still being able to re-download the Apps and pick up the Apps right from where you had left them.

Go to Settings > General > iPhone Storage > On the next screen, select the App that you want to Offload

On the next screen, tap on the Offload App option > On the confirmation pop-up, tap on Offload App to confirm.

Repeat the above steps for other Apps that you want to Offload from your device.

3. Saved Messages and Message Attachments

Over a period of time saved messages and message attachments can start taking up a ton of storage space on your iPhone.

You can delete saved text messages and message attachments by following the steps listed in this article: How to Delete Saved Messages on iPhone

4. Remove Documents and Data


As you continue using Apps, they start storing Cached data, Login information, Attachments and other related information on your device.

Over a period of time all this App related stuff (known as “Documents and Data”) starts building up in size and often ends up becoming way larger than the size of the actual App.

You can remove “Documents and data” from iPhone by using steps as provided in this guide: How to Delete Documents and Data on iPhone.

After removing above items, take a look at the space occupied by ‘Other’ on your iPhone. If “Other Storage” still accounts for a significant amount, it is likely that you are dealing with the issue of corrupted files contributing to “Other” storage.

Reset iPhone to Clear Other Storage

If a significant portion of “Other Storage” is coming from corrupted files, it can only be cleared by performing a Factory Reset.

The Factory Reset process will completely erase all the data from iPhone, including corrupted files and data contributing to Other Storage.

To Factory Reset iPhone, go to Settings > General > Reset and tap on Erase All Content and Settings.

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This will erase all the data from your device, including corrupted files contributing to “Other Storage”.

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After Factory Reset, you can either setup your device as New iPhone or Restore iPhone using a previously made iCloud or iTunes Backup of your iPhone.

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For the exact steps to Restore iPhone, you can refer to this guide: How to Restore iPhone from iTunes and iCloud Backup.