How to Add More Storage to Your iPad

It always seems like you never have enough space on your iPad, but here’s how you can easily add more storage to your iPad.

While Apple offers a 16GB iPad model, 16GB of storage space on the iPad isn’t much at all. In fact, most people will say this is nearly impossible for an iPad user, as the device is great for all kinds of games and movies that can fill up storage pretty quickly.

We’ve argued many times in the past that you shouldn’t buy a 16GB iPhone or iPad for both the iPhone 6s and iPhone 5s, as well as the iPad mini and the new iPad Air 2. t is enough for most users, and since iOS itself takes up several gigabytes of space, you have even less storage space to work with.

Storage size can be the most difficult decision when buying an iPad, especially due to the price difference between multiple storage tiers, but you also never know exactly how much space you will use and the longer you own the device, the longer you will use it. More apps and games you’ll accumulate over time. However, many users opt for the 16GB option due to cost as it is priced much less than the next highest storage tier, which costs $100 more.

It’s pretty easy to decide which storage size to get if your budget doesn’t allow for anything better than a 16GB iPad, but it’s not the best in the end and we certainly wouldn’t blame you for paying $100. more for the next storage tier.

However, if you want to add more storage to your iPad, there are several ways to do it.

Wireless Hard Drive

Perhaps the easiest way to add a ton of storage to your iPad is to use a wireless hard drive that connects wirelessly to your iPad without the need for any internet connection.

The Seagate Wireless portable hard drive is an option, a 500GB mobile storage device that can give you more storage than Apple’s iPads can provide.

The Seagate Wireless is a $129 wireless hard drive, meaning it has a built-in battery that can power the hard drive without the need for a USB or outlet connection. It also has its own WiFi network, so you can connect it to your iPhone or iPad (you can connect to your home WiFi or any other network to get internet from there). Apple does not support connecting external drives directly to your iPad using the Lightning connector, so this is the next best option.

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Purchase and sale

Another way to add more storage to your iPad is not necessarily to add more storage to your existing iPad, but simply to “trade in” i.e. buy an iPad with more storage and then sell the old one.

iPad Air

This may not be the best option for everyone, but if you want more onboard storage without messing with a wireless hard drive and other external accessories, it’s the best way to go.

You can even find someone to trade their higher-capacity iPad for your lower-capacity model and some cash. Great place to look on Reddit /r/AppleSwap.

Use the Cloud

If there’s one thing the iPad is good at, it’s watching movies, watching TV shows, and listening to music. Music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, photos, etc. it usually takes up the most storage space on your iPad, depending on how much you have stored on your device. However, if you take advantage of the cloud, you don’t need to store any of them on your iPad.

I’m not specifically talking about Apple’s iCloud, but instead Netflix, Dropbox, Google Drive etc. I’m talking about different services that allow you to stream or store content in the cloud.

iPad mini

For music, consider using Spotify or Rdio to stream your music, rather than storing it all on your iPad. If you want to watch a movie or TV show, use Netflix, Hulu Plus, or Amazon Instant Video. As long as you have an internet connection, you have tons of music and video content at your fingertips that you don’t need to store on your iPad.

For photos, consider storing them in Dropbox, Google Drive, or even use Google’s new Photos app, which lets you back up your photos and videos for free, and run apps and look away when you need to access them. You can even save some for offline viewing.

Again, you will need an internet connection to take advantage of apps like this; this is the main downside to using the cloud in general, but most of the time you can get a WiFi signal almost now. The most difficult situations to deal with are often the minor ones where you can’t get a WiFi signal, so consider whether using the cloud is something you can actually use.

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Free Up Storage Space

Perhaps the best way to add more storage to your iPad is to free up some of it. There are apps, games, etc that too many users never use on their iPads. and this wastes valuable storage space.


The apps themselves don’t take up a lot of space – they’re usually under 300MB for most, but cache, history, temporary files, etc. Additional data such as can add more fields to it. Also, if you intend to have a ton of apps, the required storage space can really add up over time. There are also larger apps like GarageBand that take up almost a gigabyte on their own.

Frankly, the more apps you have, the more storage is taken up by those apps as a whole, and I’m sure we’ve all been there before: You download a handful of apps, but you don’t actually use them. except maybe a few times a year. It’s something we’ve all experienced, to say the least.

These are the apps you should get rid of. Review your apps from time to time and delete any you haven’t used in a long time because you’ll likely never need them again. Doing this occasionally can free up space on your iPad with very little effort.

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