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The other 6 GB go toward storing the OS itself. The given capacity is a value for the physical storage that the phone has, not the amount that can be used by the owner. iOS is about 6 GB in size on its own. Also, the formatted capacity is less than the size of the chips that are manufactured into the device. It's in a very small footnote at the bottom of ...


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Getting the SMART status is possible with these disks but not if they are attached to USB. The necessary ATA commands usually aren't propagated through the USB-controller. You can try to get that working though by using OS X SAT SMART Driver.


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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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It all comes down to your convenience. The MacBook Pro (MBP) uses a proprietary interface for their SSD; PCIe 2.0 x4. This is why they are so expensive as you have noticed. Upgrading the SSD in the MBP to a larger SSD, whether you get it at time of purchase or you get it later on, is going to be an expensive proposition and the only reason that you do ...


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You can use an external hard disk formatted with HFS+ as a Time Machine target for several Macs without problems. Time Machine itself will make sure that the data is not getting mixed up by using the name of each Mac as part of the path.


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Your iCloud storage is how much data you can keep online, in the cloud. This is variable, depending on how much you pay, for what you need. Your first 5GB is free. The iPhone itself has a fixed hardware memory, or RAM, which can only be chosen when you buy it, in 8, 16, 32 or 64 GB configurations. The total you see in Settings > General > Storage will never ...


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I reset my iPhone and recover the backup data. My all installed apps and data are seemingly maintained well, but its storage usage became changed: about 7 GB of new free space came out. Also, it’s reported in the same way by both iTunes and iOS settings. I’m still not aware of the cause, but my problem was anyway solved.


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Assuming you have deleted the Gmail and Outlook accounts, if you preform a restore using iTunes and backups, all the email data will be free and so return available. EDIT: If you want you can also try with some specific application (e.g., PhoneClean) that help to clean the phone. Anyway, before download third part app I think the restore procedure (that is ...


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The Photos.app imported images/movies are stored in the Photos Library in the Pictures folder, along with other individual pictures, within your Home folder. You can access the Pictures folder in Finder.


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NB: For the purpose of this answer, I will assume you are using Time Machine. No, these are Time Machine's "Mobile Backups". You can disable them by running, from Terminal.app: (you may be prompted for your password) sudo tmutil disablelocal # disables local backups and if the above command didn't remove the backups after a while, from Terminal.app: (...


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Yes, this is possible. I assume you're using the same Apple ID on both iPads (otherwise it isn't an issue at all). Go to the Settings app and choose iTunes & App Store. In the Automatic Downloads section, disable the switch next to 'Apps'. Once you've done this, apps will no longer automatically be installed on this iPad if you install them on the other.


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I just had this same issue, with a 3GB discrepancy between what iTunes and my iPhone were showing as free space. After looking through "Manage Storage" I realized that iTunes doesn't see the space taken up by downloading music for offline listening through apps like Spotify, but your iPhone does. The numbers matched almost perfectly. Hope that helps.


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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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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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I am fed up with limited storage I will not pay the money to upgrade That's the problem right there.


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A simple reboot may purge some of this. /var is generally for variable files (caches, logs, etc). You can check to see which process is using the file before deleting, if it is indeed open. There are a number of ways to do this via the terminal. After a little research I found this gem of an article, What is "/var/folders"?.


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I believe iOS displays capacities in base-10 values as well, so iOS would show the raw space as 128GB. The 15GB difference (128-113) is due to both iOS and formatting, not a discrepancy between base-2 and base-10.


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No, iMessage and iCloud are (for all intents and purposes) unrelated services. Photos and videos sent or received through iMessage are only stored on Apple's servers long enough to deliver them to all devices you have registered, or seven days, whichever occurs first.


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It appears you are looking at the iCloud info in System Preferences on an Apple laptop or desktop. Inside System Preferences, after you click on iCloud, you then click on Manage in the lower right corner. When that window comes up, the top option is highlighted but not necessarily selected. If it's not selected, the backups will not show in the right column. ...


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Your best option is to get a memory expansion module. I have a 2013 Air and I purchased the PNY 128gb StorEDGE. It's very fast and would double the available storage on your Air. As others have indicated, opening the Air to add another/bigger SSD would be more expensive and difficult than just adding an expansion module.


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You can find Mail's cached mails in ~/Library/Mail To see how much space this folder is using, either use Finder's Get Info or du -hs ~/Library/Mail To remove the folder and all its contents, either use Finder or rm -rf ~/Library/Mail AFAIK, I don't think you can stop Mail from caching received emails from your servers. There used to be an option ...


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An alternative to the command line is Spotlight UI itself: a Spotlight search in Finder (cmd+F) should come up with the same results, as "About This Mac > Storage" did. In the search criteria set "Kind is Movie", click the plus sign towards the right of this line and add another two criteria (found under "Other" in the criteria options): "System Files are ...


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In a Terminal, use the following command: mdfind "kMDItemKind == '*movie'" This will output the fully qualified pathnames of files in which the metadata stores used by Spotlight classify it as some type of movie. Example output from a movie taken on my iPhone and transferred to iPhotos on my Mac, one of the lines outputted by mdls is: kMDItemKind ...


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Make sure to look in the recently deleted album. They stay there for 30 days unless you go in there and delete them permanently.


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When my Mac was almost full it used to do that. Usually 2 or 3 GB, i believe that is really a kind of cache. I upgraded my storage with a SD adapter and it stopped to happen. Mine is from TheMiniDrive, now i have more 256GB hehehe


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If you make two different partitions in the external HD, you can easily have the two different Time Machine backup in the each partition. You only need to specify the partition to use for the MacBook during the initial Time Machine setup. Then the Mac would know which partition to use for its backup the next time you connect the external HD. The same goes ...


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Use an app like Grand Perspective to get a graphical overview of the relative sizes of all items on your system's disks. Often, in a case like yours, there is a forgotten directory with installers around somewhere.


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Yes, to view the current storage being used, you can navigate to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage > Manage Storage. From here, you can see which apps are taking up a lot of space, how much space your photos / music are taking up, etc. Once you know what's taking up all your space, you can delete things as needed. Also, note that in older ...


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I also chose a minidrive to upgrade my storage. But i bought mine on TheMiniDrive and it works great. I think is the simplest solution and if you need more than 128GB they can provide the device. Ask through email. Mine is 256GB


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Well, besides if it is a comfortable solution, your intentions are possible. Having a MacBook Pro with an SSD (because it is fast, consumes less power than a HDD drive) with the OS and applications, you can use the external HDD via (USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt) to store the application data, like ITunes Music. If you don't have it plugged in, e.g. while your ...



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