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Has anyone else found affinity photo on iPad wasting disk space?

I had a small number of files open but iPad says affinity was taking up 8gb of documents and data.

after closing them all it now says 5.6gb! Even though I have no files open, and all my files are saved to iCloud Drive. 

I cna five this by deleting affinity and re-downloading, but it seems like a colossal waste of space, especially on a 64gb iPad. Anyone else found this, or have a solution?

kind regards,





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Hi Jethro :)

Sorry to see this, our developers are currently investigating a few reports similar to this to improve Affinitys storage management in a future update.

In the meantime, could you please open Files and navigate to your iCloud folder where the .afphoto files are stored. Click and hold one of these files, then drag and drop it into Affinity Photo to open the file. We're a little unsure of the reason, but after closing all open files and then opening a file by dragging and dropping, this should clear out any saved cache and change the reported Documents & Data amount in your ipads settings for the app. Could you please try this and let me know if it helps?

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That is super helpful, thank you! 

Ive already deleted and reinstalled the app, but if I notice it wasting space again I’ll try that first. 

I’ll be sure to let you know here what happens. 

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I have the same problem, my file size was 6 gb and it went down once I closed the files I was working on, and they were regular sized files (most of them 20 megs), this happened using a first generation ipad pro. I don't know why this is happening, all the work files I got on Affinity Designer  add up to around 300 megs. Please help, we love using Affinity design and Affinity photo, but this and constant crashes are driving us crazy. 


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im the winner :'D 140gb

I figured out the folder "autosave"  uses the most of the space 

the folder is located in 

/var/mobile/Containers/Data/Application/34AE077F-7347-48D7-AE5B-9A9628F480C6/Library/Application Support/com.seriflabs.affinityphoto.ios 

you can only access this folder over ssh (with jailbreak) 



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