- iPhone Beginner
- 65 Posts
Hey guys, I've been wondering what "other" is every time I connect my iPhone to iTunes.
Apparently I have almost 2g worth of "other". Can anyone help me figure out what this is and if I can delete what ever it is.
I tried searching for this in the forum, couldn't find it.
- 02-08-2011, 08:19 PM #2
I found this explanation:
"Other" is contacts, calendar events, notes, cached emails, and some 3rd party apps write data to Other (some write the data to their own 'container'). Normally, Other runs around 220-300 MB in size. It can become bloated due to a failed or interrupted sync, running to several GB if music/videos are miscategorized - in that case, sometimes repeating the sync corrects it, else a Restore is needed to correct it.
- 02-08-2011, 08:48 PM #4
I think the OS resides in other as well.
I know how you feel I have a 8 gig ipod touch I opened it for the first time and it said 6.8 G available from the get go. I assume its the OS and bloatware ( notes, stocks, weather etc.. )
- 02-08-2011, 09:23 PM #5
- 02-08-2011, 09:36 PM #6
- 02-09-2011, 11:17 AM #7
I am retired, so I do not have any work-related items, but it seems that 8GB will be OK for me.
BTW. There isn't a lot of bloatware (if any) on an iPhone, unless you count apps you don't use bloatware. I wish we could remove the apps we don't use that Apple pre-installs.
Last edited by smalcom; 02-09-2011 at 11:21 AM.