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Not enough free space in iTunes library to sync

04-09-2014, 11:16 PM
#1
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 649
Not enough free space in iTunes library to sync

Edit- Restoring from backup seems to have fixed the issue.

I just downloaded Wind-Up Knight 2 and Breakfinity in iTunes, went to sync them to my ipod touch and got the message:

The iPod cannot be synced because there is not enough free space to hold all of the items in the iTunes library (additional 244.1 MB required).

I've got a 32 GB device with 4.50 GB free space on it. I've got the same amount of apps on my iPod and in my iTunes library. Surely this must be an error? Otherwise, what's the point in having a 64 GB device if your iTunes library can't even hold 32 GB's worth? Please advise.

Last edited by Matt33; 04-10-2014 at 01:43 AM.
04-10-2014, 07:48 AM
#2
Joined: Nov 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 8,638
Quote:
Originally Posted by Matt33 View Post
Edit- Restoring from backup seems to have fixed the issue.

I just downloaded Wind-Up Knight 2 and Breakfinity in iTunes, went to sync them to my ipod touch and got the message:

The iPod cannot be synced because there is not enough free space to hold all of the items in the iTunes library (additional 244.1 MB required).

I've got a 32 GB device with 4.50 GB free space on it. I've got the same amount of apps on my iPod and in my iTunes library. Surely this must be an error? Otherwise, what's the point in having a 64 GB device if your iTunes library can't even hold 32 GB's worth? Please advise.


Looks like the "others" bug.
There are quite some solutions (most a bit complicated), so the easiest would be to download Battery Doctor (by KS Mobile) and clean all junk.
Yeah, and setting the device up completely new also works in most cases.
But setting up new compared to Battery Doctor makes a huge difference.
Battery Doctor needs around 30 seconds to do the job.

Hi, you seemed to be lost on the Internets.
This is TouchArcade, where 2$ for a game is too much, 5$ is an outrage, and 10$ or more is putting sugar in their car tanks whilst killing puppies.

Last edited by Vovin; 04-10-2014 at 07:53 AM.
04-10-2014, 08:58 AM
#3
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,648
Isnt this a case of not enough free space on your PC ? Nothing to do with the iOS device itself ?

iTunes backs up all the apps to a directory on your PC, it can get HUGE with all the apps (mines about 150 gig !)

So when it tries to sync or use an older backup it may come up with error messages if theres not enough space to back up apps etc. Its happened to me a few times
04-10-2014, 09:28 AM
#4
Joined: Sep 2013
Location: uk
Posts: 3,264
Quote:
Originally Posted by psj3809 View Post
Isnt this a case of not enough free space on your PC ? Nothing to do with the iOS device itself ?

iTunes backs up all the apps to a directory on your PC, it can get HUGE with all the apps (mines about 150 gig !)

So when it tries to sync or use an older backup it may come up with error messages if theres not enough space to back up apps etc. Its happened to me a few times
Yeah I discovered this the other day, I dunno what I thought happened when you sync but I was go smacked when I had no storage room left on my computer, also the older versions get dumped in the recycle bin when updated apps are synced. It's worrying seeing how much I've I dloaded in the short time I've been an iOS user.
04-10-2014, 10:00 AM
#5
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: England
Posts: 10,648
Ha ha i did the same when i thought 'Huh ?' when my computer said there was no space to save a small file. Then i realised !

I now copy most of the large iOS files into a cloud folder, i keep it in case theres a problem in the future and i need to install that game again. I've set it up so it copies all my iOS games into Dropbox but even then that folder gets hugeeee