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It is possible to manage this - basically you have two options: 1) Let macOS handle this automatically You enable this from System Preferences by clicking Apple ID, iCloud and then ensure that Optimise Mac Storage is checked. This ensures that everything is stored in iCloud Drive, and as much as possible is also stored on the Mac. However as available space ...


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I assume you're looking at the About This Mac Storage tab; dealing with that "Other" category is tough (illustrated by the wealth of search results for "mac storage other"), as it is comprised of a combination of files in many locations. A recommendation would be to click the Manage button (Apple Menu -> About This Mac -> Storage) ...


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It’s highly unlikely USB can slow down your mac since it has a minimum of 2x Thunderbolt 3 ports and likely 4 of them. The bandwidth there is way more than USB could saturate. It’s much more likely you need to look at the OS and apps running and rule out interference or USB cable / hub issues with some troubleshooting to note exactly what’s connected and do ...


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To me it seems like iOS 12 is consuming up to 7 GB of the disk on a relatively clean install. Below are my details (same iPad model as original poster with iOS 12.4.8): After doing a factory reset and importing a very modest iCloud backup: After doing a factory reset and not doing any iCloud backup: A few days after the factory reset while doing ...


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