1. samduffy's Avatar
    Hi when I go to settings- General- iPhone/iPad I am seeing different amounts for the same apps across each device. Why is this so. Not affecting anything just want to expand my Apple Knowledge.

    Thanks

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    Last edited by samduffy; 01-09-2019 at 09:36 PM.
    01-09-2019 09:07 PM
  2. kataran's Avatar
    Most apps have a separate version for the iPhone and iPad
    01-09-2019 09:11 PM
  3. samduffy's Avatar
    ah right ok. why is that the case. thanks
    01-09-2019 09:12 PM
  4. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Hi when I go to settings- General- iPhone/iPad I am seeing different amounts for the same apps across each device. Why is this so. Not affecting anything just want to expand my Apple Knowledge.

    Thanks

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    The difference you’re seeing is likely data from the app that’s being stored on each device. It will differ from device to device based on usage. For example, I have 996 MB of offline maps and other app data for Google Maps on my iPhone. The number will be considerably smaller on my iPad because I don’t use Google Maps nearly as much on my iPad and don’t have any downloaded maps on that particular device.



    Most apps have a separate version for the iPhone and iPad
    That used to be the case but the vast majority of apps are universal these days.
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    01-09-2019 09:21 PM
  5. kataran's Avatar
    ah right ok. why is that the case. thanks
    It seems my info is outdated. The last iPad I had was the first mini.

    Thanks Rob P.
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    01-09-2019 09:31 PM
  6. samduffy's Avatar
    Thanks. Yeah it seems to be different app sizes on mine. No big deal I was more just curious. Does this also include the app itself using additional storage for the screen size and layout. That’s why the data is different as well that’s what someone told me. Thanks
    01-09-2019 09:33 PM
  7. samduffy's Avatar
    I use Apple Music a lot more on iPhone than iPad and it seems bigger on iPad for storage.
    01-09-2019 09:35 PM
  8. Tartarus's Avatar
    The difference you’re seeing is likely data from the app that’s being stored on each device. It will differ from device to device based on usage. For example, I have 996 MB of offline maps and other app data for Google Maps on my iPhone. The number will be considerably smaller on my iPad because I don’t use Google Maps nearly as much on my iPad and don’t have any downloaded maps on that particular device.

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    That used to be the case but the vast majority of apps are universal these days.
    Universal yes, but depending on what device you install it on it pulls localized installation data.

    Dev decides what information and such gets stored on what device. I believe it’s called app-thinning.
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    01-10-2019 02:56 AM
  9. samduffy's Avatar
    thanks tartarus. thats interesting
    01-10-2019 05:14 PM
  10. samduffy's Avatar
    Oh ok yeah that makes sense. Everything is working great anyway just wanted to broaden my knowlesge thanks.
    01-11-2019 09:30 AM

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