iPads don’t have a lot of storage space, even if you have a 64 GB one. This makes space management an important part of owning an iPad.
Since movies are usually the largest files that are stored on an iPad, they are usually one of the first things you should be looking at when you need more space for other apps, videos or songs.
But if you can’t get to your computer to manage your files on iTunes, it is possible to delete movies directly from your iPad by following the steps outlined below.
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iTunes movies can be expensive, so you are probably looking for ways to watch movies that are less expensive. Luckily you can download movies purchased from Amazon to your iPad, allowing you to watch them without an Internet connection. Check out Amazon’s selection of digital movies.
Deleting Movies in IOS 7 on the iPad 2
If you are worried about deleting a movie that you have purchased through iTunes, you can rest easy. iTunes movies, even those that were digital copies that you redeemed from a DVD or Blu-Ray purchase, can be re-downloaded at anytime. So you won’t lose those movies forever if you delete them from your iPad. With that in mind, follow the steps outlined below to delete a movie from your iPad 2.
Step 1: Open the Videos app.
Step 2: Select the Movies option at the top of the screen. Note that you might be seeing movies that you own, but which are not downloaded to your device. These movies will be identified by a cloud icon at the top-right corner, and you don’t need to delete them, because they aren’t actually on your device.
Step 3: Touch the Edit button at the top-right of the screen.
Step 4: Touch the x at the top-left corner of the movie that you want to delete.
Step 5: Touch the Delete button to confirm that you want to delete the movie from your iPad.
Now that you know how to delete a movie on your iPad, you can use these steps to remove that content in the future and free up some of your storage space.
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You can use a similar method to delete songs on your iPad 2. This is another easy way to give yourself some additional storage space.
Matthew Burleigh has been writing tech tutorials since 2008. His writing has appeared on dozens of different websites and been read over 50 million times.
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