Is 64GB Enough for iPad?

Last Updated on May 10, 2023 by Ernests Embutnieks

The more storage you want on your device, whether it’s an iPad or iPhone. The more storage you want, the more expensive your device will get. It makes sense for us to ask these questions. I personally don’t like to overpay for things, especially for things I don’t use.

64GB for iPad users is considered Basic Level. Will it be enough for you? Let’s find out.

Find out: How Long Do iPads Last on Average

64GB models are meant for users that like to have a few apps on their devices. Media will have limitations. You can’t have unlimited pictures; you can’t have unlimited videos. If you like to film or take selfies on a daily basis, you will need more storage. You can browse media, stream movies and tv-shows(Netflix, Spotify, etc.), and have few games on the device, but that’s pretty much it.

Let’s go deeper. You need to answer a few common questions to know which storage size you need for iPad.

Will You Download Movies, or Will You Stream Movies?

This an important question to ask yourself. If you watch movies online/stream movies on Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV, YouTube, or Amazon Video – awesome, you don’t need any storage for that, almost. You just need to store the apps on your device. The sizes of these apps are insignificant

Amazon Video~62MB
The app sizes change after updates

If you want to download movies or TV series that require a bit more storage

El Camino: Breaking Bad Movie~600MB
Breaking Bad (Single Episode)~160MB

You can still download a few series and a few movies on a 64GB model. As soon as you get access to Wi-Fi, you can download new ones and download the oldest ones. Only you will know if this is enough or not.

Most Popular Apps on iPad and Their Size

You have to know the average size of apps and games to determine whether or not 64GB storage is enough for you.

Goodnotes 5~585MB
YouTube Kids~189MB
Google Chrome~282MB
FOX Sports~86MB
Adobe Photoshop~308MB
The sizes might change with updates

You can have all the most popular apps on your 64GB iPad, and you will still have free space.

Most Popular Games on iPad and Their Size

Among Us~540MB
Stardew Valley~367MB
Clash Royal~208MB
Alto’s Odyssey~218MB
Catana HD~813MB
Monument Valley~316MB

The average song is around 5-10MB big downloaded from Spotify.

Is 64GB Enough For College or Professional Use?

You can go through school and college with 64GB, and you can use it professionally if you are organized enough. Many people these days choose only iPad for college.

With the 64GB storage model, you will be able to:

  • Take Pictures/Videos (Limited)
  • Download Music
  • Download Movies/Videos/TV-series(Limited)
  • Download apps
  • Download games(Limited)
  • Use Web
  • Watch Movies offline/online
  • Take notes(with keyboard or Apple Pencil)

We wouldn’t recommend a 64GB model for art students that will take a lot of pictures and edit them on iPad. Apps like Photoshop and Lightroom aren’t that big, but professionally taken pictures will take up a lot of space on your device.

What Are The Storage Options For Newest iPads?

iPad ModelStorage Options
iPad64 GB, 256 GB
iPad Mini64 GB, 256 GB
iPad Air64 GB, 256 GB
iPad Pro128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB, 1 TB, 2 TB

You might notice that the 32GB storage option is no longer available. The iOS software is just getting bigger and bigger with each update, the apps and games are getting bigger, and Apple doesn’t want their users and clients to have a bad experience. That’s an educated assumption. We believe that’s why they removed this storage model.

The more storage you want for your iPad, the more expensive your iPad will get. iPad Pro (2022 model) 11-inch model 128 GB costs $797, and the 256 GB model costs $898. The price difference is extraordinary. This is why we created this article to help you understand your storage requirements a bit better.

Can You Expand iPads Storage?

Physically speaking, you can’t. You can’t purchase an extra HDD as you would for your PC. But there are alternative options – Cloud Storage.

By default, Apple users have 5GB of free storage on iCloud.

Google Drive offers 15GB of free storage for their users.

You can, of course, buy more space on iCloud. You will be able to store your media files there, such as: Music, Movies, TV shows, Apps, Books, Photos, and Videos.

You can’t store games there. They need to be installed on your device in order to be played. There is some limitation to iCloud. You can’t fully depend on it.

Most Popular iPad Storage Option

256GB iPad is the most popular model right now, but overall 64GB model is the most popular one.

64GB iPad is the second most popular pick right after the 256GB model. Sometimes it’s a good option to go with the crowd if you’re indecisive. If the storage space is enough for others, it should be enough for you, too, unless you have special needs in how to intend to use your iPad.

Conclusion: Is 64GB Enough For iPad?

It depends on the person’s usage. If you take selfies and film videos on a daily basis, it won’t be enough. If you are a photographer and want to edit and store your photos on an iPad – 64GB won’t be enough.

On the other hand, if you want to have a few apps, a few games, occasionally download a movie and watch some TV shows on your iPad, take notes, and share notes – 64GB is enough.

is 64gb enough for ipad?

I personally bought my iPad Pro with 128GB storage, but as you can tell from the screenshot, 64GB would have been enough for me.

I will be honest. I didn’t clean my iPad up at all. I have apps on it that I haven’t used, so if I were organized and cleaned up my device, I would have a lot more free space.

If you are anything like me, 64GB should be enough. I personally use my iPad to watch Netflix, and YouTube, Take notes with Apple Pencil, Notion, emails, do web browsing, and some social media. Most of the space, as you can see, is taken up by Apps and media. I downloaded a lot of games that I haven’t even tried, but I will someday.

I hope my experience and knowledge were helpful.

How Can I Check My iPads Storage?

Open iPad>Open Setting>General>iPad Storage

how to check ipad storage

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I love tech and all about it. I'm interested in finding ways how they can make my life more productive, and I share my knowledge with my blog readers. I'm an iPad Pro, iPhone, MacBook, and Apple Watch user, so I know a thing or two about these devices and try to write helpful content around these topics.