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This question is a bit old now, but I figured I'd add my experience for googling. While developing BLE applications on 10.11.x versions of Mac OS, I often found that I had to clear BLE data from ~/Library in order to return to a pre-connected/paired state on server (not client) devices. I began experimenting with ~/Library to reduce bloat on a system where ...


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Commands given below resolved the issue for me. Listed and deleted local snapshot and it freed 230 GB on my machine. $ tmutil listlocalsnapshots / com.apple.TimeMachine.2019-01-28-143406 $ tmutil deletelocalsnapshots 2019-01-28-143406 $ tmutil listlocalsnapshots / $ Make sure it shows no file at the end.


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@RDG : That link does not explain how to merge an already existing plan into a family plan that the user has been added to. It merely states that you can: If a family member is already paying for their own iCloud storage plan, they can choose to switch to your plan or keep their own and still remain part of the family. When they switch to the shared ...


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open system preferences and click on icloud. a new panel opens as shown below. click on the option button next to icloud. After clicking the Option button a new panel opens. At the bottom of that panel is a checkbox to optimize mac storage. Make sure that box is unchecked. See 2nd figure below. If the new icloud space doesn't look correct give it a few ...


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The solution that worked for me tonight on an iPhone 7 running iOS 12.2 which was showing a "next backup size" of over 8 GB despite almost nothing on the phone being selected for inclusion in the iCloud backup was to change the "Keep Messages" duration at Settings > Messages from "Forever" to "1 Year". (This was despite Messages set to not use iCloud at ...


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From what is in /System/Library/User Template/Library, here is what ~/Library contains when you create a brand new user. Almost all entries are empty directories. Therefore, you can safely delete everything in ~/Library. Of course you'll lose all preferences you may have set, etc. Library Library/.localized Library/Application Support Library/Assistants ...


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I had a similar problem with my "system" storage. Apple Support helped me discover that my FireVault was turned on and the encryption process had gone awry. To check this, click on the Apple icon --> System Preferences --> FileVault. If the greyed-out box says "Turn Off FileVault..." then your FileVault is on. To turn it off and decrypt your disk, you will ...


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I have the same question and the answer is down in this doc: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT208147


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Welcome to Ask Different. Your question can't be answered properly because it depends on the app your referencing. Some apps need real-time access to the data they store in your iCloud or they won't work properly; some don't. Some apps will function fine without this access and some won't even start-up. I recommend that if you're not sure, contact ...


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It's a cache file with a name associating it to the browser Google Chrome. Anything under the path /private/var/folders/* can be deleted and will be repopulated/rebuilt after the next boot. That is: do not delete /private/var/folders/ itself! But below that, you may trash anything and then reboot. Note that a few files will be in use or protected, so ...


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Documents in the System Information pane doesn't mean files in the Documents directory. It means files that are not other, already defined media types - ie. not photos, books, movies, etc. This would normally encompass the sort of files you'd put in your Documents folder, but they don't have to be kept in there to be part of that total. If you actually ...


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Either call Apple or through App Store login cancel your 50 GB subscription to downgrade to 5 GB basic free pack even if your data is more than 5 GB. The data remains secure for 30 days after cancellation and downgrade. Do not get added to the Family Sharing before this is done. If you are added first and then downgrade it shall fail and fail repeatedly. Now ...


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I had this same problem, and I have an inelegant solution. I had 56GB of space used up out of 128GB at one point on my 2017 MacBook Pro, so I know your pain. 1) Back up to time machine. 2) Reformat your hard drive to the old Mac files system (not AFPS, that won’t work) 3) Check your HD - does it still have the 98GB? It shouldn’t. 4) Reformat to AFPS (yep) ...


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You want to grow the APFS container, not the physical drive that it's on (as this would be impossible, obviously). This can't be disk0, and it looks like it's disk1 in your screenshots, so diskutil ap resizeContainer disk0s1 0 should do what you want. There is no disk0s2 to operate on, so that should error based on your excellent details in the question. ...


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What I just did on my iPhone 7 Plus 32GB version 12.3.1 Phone ON, unlocked, and on the home screen, plugged into PC with iTunes up (don't need to sync) Press and hold Power + Volume Down until the iPhone is off (Still plugged into PC with iTunes up) Power back on, let it come all the way up. I just went from 14.9GB of System to 7.86GB. I tried http://...


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I have had the same issue on Iphone SE. And additionally I was not able to log in to ICloud. I fixed the issue by restoring the system image of the Ios using Itunes. Step-by-step: Launch Itunes and back up the phone. Press the Power and Home buttons and hold them until the phone is switched off. Release the Power button and keep holding the Home button ...


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I would back up the phone and then erase all content and settings and re-measure it with no user apps or data or things installed - just the blank OS. If you just want to poke at things before erasing, I would put the device in airplane mode then do the power off ( slide to power off in screen - controller shut down of iOS). Then start the device and open ...


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If you enable iCloud Photos, your iPhone can manage this for you automatically. On your iPhone, go to Settings > Photos and toggle on iCloud Photos to upload all your photos to your iCloud account (note, this process can take a long time, but it will run automatically in the background and only when you're on Wi-Fi). Below that, you'll see two options: "...


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Have a look in storage manager, Open spotlight (cmd + space) and type sm then enter. It will show you what's taking the most space and you can delete items there. In High Sierra it looks like this...


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You can download it from App Store here It is free, but you will have to use your App Store ID to get it. More Info from Apple


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There are two issues here. The first is that the Storage indicator is not particularly reliable. You may want to try re-indexing Spotlight, which is used to identify the categories. Secondly, the visible folders are not everything on your disk. MacOS can store 'local backups' on the system disk - normally these would be listed as "Backups", but if the ...


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The System Information view is misleading by naming it "Documents" Under the category "Documents" it will trow everything in in that is not in the other sidebar listed categories. For example in my case, it will show all my Movies as Documents. The misunderstood display .. it says my "Documents" are 92GB which is not true for Documents Folder.? In your ...


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I would recommend an app like OmniDiskSweeper https://www.omnigroup.com/more to help you. Have it search the entire drive, not just your home directory.


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There are two options for iCloud Photo Library: 'Optimize disk usage' and 'Downlaod and keep originals'. Optimize disk will delete original photos from your device and keep only thumbnails to free up space, while 'Download and keep originals' will keep originals in iCloud and on your device. From what I know there is no easy way to delete photos from ...


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I have the same issue but just solved it. You can use from here Disk Inventory X. It will shows you the detail information about your storage. From there you can delete unuseful files.


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Basically, Apple Mail and all other mail programs download caches from your email account. these cache files often work as a backup. removal of accounts doesn't remove them. And that is a good news for you. If someday you lose your emails from the server, you are assured a copy of the emails sits on your system and you can recover all your emails from there. ...


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