How to Check Available Space on iPad

Many people run into problems when their device updates apps, not just PostureScreen, when their device is maxed out with no significant hard disk space left.  

Many people fail to delete old photos and videos which is usually the main culprit.

The reason why this is important, is that when apps update, especially those with large databases, the device needs 3x the amount of database size called ‘swap space’ so that files can be temporarily written to that location – think temporary storage, while the application is being updated.

Many times when an application crashes, this is the main reason during an app update according to Apple.

So here are steps so you can check your device prior to updating:
Before starting the updated application please make sure you have
enough free space on the device.

This can be done by doing the following steps:

  1. Start the device’s Settings app. “Grey Gear icon”
  2. Touch “General”.
  3. Touch “Usage”. It might take a minute or two the storage list will load with the amount of space each app is using. If PostureScreen isn’t in the list touch the Show all apps at the bottom of the list.
  4. Make note of the amount of space PostureScreen is using.
  5. Go back to “General”.
  6. Touch “About”.
  7. To the right of “Available” will be the free space on the device.

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If there isn’t at least three times as much available space as
PostureScreen is currently using we recommend you free up disk space
before starting up the update version of PostureScreen.

Once PostureScreen has updated successfully you don’t need to keep all of the extra space on the device.