1. kjjb0204's Avatar
    My son's 16GB ipad 4th gen is constantly running out of space. He adds games all the time and I'm sure there are dozens he doesn't use any more. Other than the hit-or-miss battery usage thing, are there any apps out there that can tell me how much or how often an app is being used? If I ask him, he'll say he plays all of them!
    12-02-2014 01:24 PM
  2. PeltFrelken's Avatar
    Um, how about you just ask him?
    bamf-hacker and EmceeGeek like this.
    12-02-2014 01:28 PM
  3. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Show him how to delete stuff. My kids have 16GB iPad minis and when they get the out of space message, I make them delete stuff. Whether they do so or not depends on how much they want the next new app, but that's not my concern. They are 7 & 11 year old girls but the younger has been deleting stuff from her iPad for well over a year.
    EmceeGeek likes this.
    12-02-2014 03:22 PM
  4. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Go to Settings >General >Usage >Battery Usage. This will show what gsmes/apps are using the most battery. It may help to know that. It would most likely show which games he is using most. Also, delete all the games in the "app switcher". Then check the next day. Any game not there has not been opened.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-02-2014 04:00 PM
  5. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I sit with my kids every so often and we go through the usage list and remove games and apps they no longer play. We keep the Game Center / iCloud data though so if they ever want to re-install a game their data is safe.
    12-02-2014 04:05 PM
  6. kjjb0204's Avatar
    Ok, so really doesn't sound like there is a way. Wanted to see specifically "last app usage - Nov 10, 42 minutes" or something detailed.
    12-02-2014 04:43 PM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Ok, so really doesn't sound like there is a way. Wanted to see specifically "last app usage - Nov 10, 42 minutes" or something detailed.
    No. But to gain space, go after the games that take the most space. If there are games that take over 500 mb, those would have to go. The small size games of less than 50 mb are not worth fooling with, unless all his games are in that range. It's the big ones you should look at. Some games take over 1 gb of storage. Let him decide which to delete. Give him a gb limit for games. But look at it this way. It's his phone to use. It's a 16 gb. That's about 12.4 gb to start. If he runs out of space, he has to delete some stuff. Let him figure it out. It doesn't cost you anything. He'll learn that if he wants to text, play games, have photos and etc, he can't have all the games he wants. He can add more space by using Box or Dropbox for photos and videos. But that's only a temporary fix.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    12-03-2014 02:42 PM
  8. IamMasterChat's Avatar
    tell him the disadvantages if he run out of space...in that way he will be responsible in downloading and deleting stuff.. by the way, how old is he?
    12-04-2014 03:50 AM
  9. Mella's Avatar
    Maybe use this app to detective which app runs much battery:
    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/batt...mUvbUpU2408440
    12-04-2014 04:11 AM
  10. SwitchBeach's Avatar
    Tell him that you are going to delete all of them from the phone and then he can redownload the ones he wants.

    He probably will fess up to the ones he really uses (and has saved game stats).
    12-04-2014 07:30 PM

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