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In a nutshell: No, you can't. Apple uses proprietary protocols for iCloud access (both data and backup) so you can't just switch backends by redirecting some DNS entries. And as far as I know, nobody has reverse engineered the protocols yet (at least not the full set required to implement an alternative server-side solution).


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Short answer, no. The Libraries are using 'hard links' to the real location of the files, so both appear to be approximately the same size, but each actual photo is only located in one place on your hard drive, with pointers from both Libraries. Deleting either Library will not affect the storage space, only deleting both would actually remove the 50GB of ...


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The Ars Technica iOS 8 Thoroughly Reviewed article pegs it at 600MB difference on the iPhone 5. DEVICE SPACE AVAILABLE (IOS 7.1.2) SPACE AVAILABLE (IOS 8.0 GM) 32GB iPhone 4S (AT&T) 27.4GB 26.6GB 32GB iPhone 5 (VZW) 27.3GB 26.7GB 32GB iPhone 5C (AT&T) 27.2GB 26.5GB 64GB iPhone 5S (AT&T) 56.0GB 55.1GB


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Your question is hard to answer because you don't mention the layer you are looking at. There at least four layers to consider: Hardware layer Usually the hardware consists of some administrative blocks, the "payload" blocks and some spare blocks. A hard drive contains some dozen and an SSD drive up to 15% of the official size of spare/reserve blocks. ...


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Essentially it’s anything that OS X does not allocate to the listed specified storage types of applications, backups, audio, movies, backups, and photos. That means a very broad list of items will be considered as Other, including things like the following: Documents and file types, including PDF, doc, PSD, etc Archives and disk images, including zips, ...


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Hard linked files share the same inode (which kind of identifies the file in the filesystem). So what you can do is to get the path of two photos which should be the same ("Reveal in Finder" in the old application, probably something similar in the new), open Terminal and run ls -li /path/from/old/app.jpg /path/from/new/app.jpg to see whether the number ...


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You can't expand the memory, and there is little in the way of dealing with external USB storage other than importing photos from camera cards. There are several products such as the mophie space pack that have a battery and external storage that is accessible via an app. These are typically cumbersome and fairly limited in how they can be used. Check out ...


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Sign out of iCloud on your phone by going to Settings > iCloud > and tapping "Sign Out." Then sign back in. This will prompt your iCloud connection to update the information it is displaying. If it does not update, sign out of iCloud, restart your iPhone, and sign back in. Additionally, you may want to download the Ookla Speedtest app from the app store, ...


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I'm pretty sure I have your answer! I just had the same problem myself. It seems that the Photos app has a "nice feature" called "Recently Deleted" that CONTINUES TO KEEP deleted photos on your device for a certain period of time. SO ... Just click on your photos app, then click on its RECENTLY DELETED folder, then empty its contents. Hope that helps!


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The iPad/iPhone might be saving cache/meta data to the device (which helps it to loud images quicker). It will not show you this via the user interface. You can delete it by using iexplorer (which is awesome). Plug in your iPad/iPhone device Open the program (windows or Mac) Click on media The delete "PhotoData", "Photo StreamsData". You should only do ...


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No, placing files in iTunes doesn't reduce the space required on the Mac. The files are still stored on your Mac.


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To see which folders inside ~/Library use most of the space, run something like cd ~/Library; du -sm * | sort -rn | head -16 in Terminal which gives you the 16 folders using the most space. Specific cleanup actions afterwards depend on the folders found.


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It may need more than the space of the update to move things around while updating, but if that is the case, it will refuse to update until you free the space needed. In that situation, according to this Apple Support document, you could: Plug your device into your computer and update using iTunes. Manually remove content from your device and try to update ...


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There is known workaround which uses an older version of Droboshare Dashboard software which includes an CLI Xtend SAN iSCSI Initiator written in Java: Download and install Droboshare Dashboard 2.6.2 which is the last version containing the Atto iSCSI Initiator. Download and install Java. Remove/rename the file /usr/sbin/xtendsan/.iqn.filter or replace the ...


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You bought extra cloud storage, not extra phone/pad memory [which is not possible]. The two are utterly unrelated. You need to transfer some data to a computer, or delete it, to free up extra space on the devices.


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In the past, Apple doesn't upgrade any storage as a rule. This is HDD/SSD across the board. The only exceptions I've known are: If you have several internal bays and you buy the part (Think Mac Pro with 4 SATA bays or Xserve / Xserve RAID) You are paying for a service repair and they upgrade you for free to a larger drive. You don't ask for it, but Apple ...


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If you’ve deleted applications/programs, and they have leftovers in the Library/Application Support/ folder, then it is probably safe to clean out that program’s Library/Application Support/ subfolder. If, for example, I wanted to remove Firefox’s old data after uninstalling, I would go to Finder’s search box and type firefox. Make sure the search is set to ...


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On OS X, Dropbox and iCloud keep local copies of all the files you have stored on them. The reasoning being that Macs usually don't want for space like iOS devices do. On iOS, Dropbox doesn't store the files locally until you try to do something with one, at which point it's downloaded. iCloud handling depends on the application. I know for some ...


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Go to Settings > General > Date & Time Untoggle "Set Automatically" Manually set the date a year or two in the past Open "Photos" Select "Albums" If, like me, you had already cleared out everything from the Camera Roll and "Recently Deleted" folder, you'll smile to see that your "Recently Deleted" folder now has thousands of images back. Those are your ...


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I would ignore it. That graph is particularly unreliable and it's unclear sometimes, even when it's showing storage that is possible within the computer, what exactly it is counting. If you want a better overview of your storage, use something like DaisyDisk.


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Copy your home directory over to the other drive. Open up System Preferences then the Users & Groups pane. Click the padlock to unlock it Right-click on your name Change the Home Directory to point to your newly copied one on the other drive. NB. You might want to use a syncing program to do the copy, or create a different user to do the copy as after ...


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Did you emptied the trash after removing the image file (if it was removed in Finder). Check in About this MAC > Storage, if this 500 GB is not used by Backups. If it is, that means that it might be local snapshot of time Machine backup including this file. See http://support.apple.com/en-us/ht4878


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I recommend you scan your Disk with 'Daisydisk' and locate the files that are eating up your Diskspace.


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I just had this problem and now i think i fixed it. Just for your info i also tried deleting old pictures etc etc and it still says i cant take photos because not enough space (grrr) Solution: i just switched my phone off and turned it back on! This must be a bug....


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Those might be Local Backups Feature of Time Machine. Local snapshots complement regular Time Machine backups that are stored on your external disk or Time Capsule by creating a local backup on your startup disk when your normal backup drive is not available. This provides you with a "safety net" for times when you might be away from your external backup ...


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Is this device older than 2 years and has never been reset? I can't tell you exactly what to do but this article quotes some possible solutions: Do you happen to send and receive a lot of messages with multimedia? that could be clogging up some of your storage especially if you set the settings to delete messages to never. How much space do you seen take ...


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Easiest way is to use Image Capture from OS X You can use it to Import too, to any app that can import pictures, or to a folder location. Select any pictures you wish to delete & hit the 'no entry' sign to trash from your device


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apparently the "recently deleted"-feature in iOS8 is broken. Photos you've deleted don't disappear after 30 days, they're just hidden on your device. The storage being used isn't "phantom usage", since the photos are still safely stored. The easiest short term solution is to set back your date on the phone month by month (until the release of iOS8), and your ...


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Flash storage is storage that uses electronically programmable and erasable memory modules with no moving parts. It refers to a very specific implementation of data storage. It can come in different packages though: wrapped in a hard, plastic envelope you slide in to your camera; mounted to a PCB stick with exposed connectors and docked inside your MacPro; ...


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You have to buy the additional iCloud storage. I couldn't figure it out, then bought the 20gb for $.99 a month and it immediately cleared all the phantom pictures out. I now have plenty of space on my phone.



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