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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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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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There is a bug in Pages. When you export a file in ".doc" or ".docx" format it embeds 489KB PNG files (a single one in a docx file, three in a doc file). These files are intended to be used as the background fill on default shapes, but they are present whether they are used or not. I documented the bug here. And reported it to Apple as rdar://17089255. At ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Even when your photos are stored in iCloud, the Photo app will still have a low resolution version of the image on the iPhone so that you can see what photos you have in the cloud. These images are quite small, but will still consume space on your iPhone. If you have selected 'optimise iPhone storage' the app will try to intelligently select photos the be ...


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The process for optimizing space is a black box and don't expect it to conform to your expectations and desires. It's going to try to use as much space on your phone as it views as prudent before it starts replacing the original photos with the low-res versions. One action you can take is to turn-off iCloud Photo Library on your phone and let it delete ...


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The operating system (OS: iOS 8.x) is using up space as well and you're not able to use this space. The phone comes with 8GB, yes, but minus the space used for the OS. I think Apple got into problems when they advertised with 8GB/16GB etc. while people could only effectively use that space MINUS the space used by the OS.


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You can check for hard links by selecting either the folder [possibly a bit excessive] or one sample file… You can access the contents of a Library file [which is really a folder] by right clicking it & selecting 'Show Package Contents'. Be careful not to actually play around in there, Apple would rather you didn't ;-) but looking through the folder ...


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Yes you can delete anything in the Cache folder. There's no unsaved things. Just cached data. Like renderinged things in the case of After Effects. In video editing software you can often define maximum cache size.


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The app iExplorer can export one, several, or all messages from your iPhone and save them in a number of ways. Once you have exported and archived the conversations onto your Mac or PC, you can delete them from your phone & reclaim space. The easiest takes each conversation and exports PDFs out of them with images attached in-line: Other options ...


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If you work hard to clean up your photos after switching to the photos app, or tell iCloud photos to optimize disk usage, then your disk usage will actually go up, because the iPhoto library will still point to the old files, and they will not be deleted from the drive until you delete the old iPhoto library. I was just working on a Macbook Air that had a ...


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What to do when you do not have enough storage because your backup size is too large: Delete the current backup on your iCloud for that specific iOS device. Your iCloud backup is now automatically turned off, so turn it back on. A new backup is made and has a reasonable size. Theoretically your phone could crash in the short while you do not have a ...



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