1. OMMBoy's Avatar
    I've noticed my 16 GB iPhone's "Other" category is nearly 6 GB in size but have no idea how it got that large -- I've heard it could contain app junk files, cookies, text messages, voicemails, etc. Looking for ways to clear up the "Other" category, I stumbled across this Mac app which claims it can reclaim drive space. Has anyone had experience with this app?

    Last edited by JustMe'D; 03-03-2014 at 08:17 PM. Reason: Exposed the hidden link
    03-03-2014 07:45 PM
  2. iHackPro's Avatar
    Over time, that category will get larger, and if you ever have failed syncs, I've heard that it gets bigger. I haven't seen one 6GB though. My iPhone's is 1.27GB currently. It seems as though a backup and restore via iTunes gets the category down to a realistic size.
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    03-03-2014 08:36 PM
  3. kataran's Avatar
    It's worth a try let us know how you make out. My Other is 2.21GB so I'm interested in results

    Here's another thread on this subject


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
    OMMBoy likes this.
    03-03-2014 09:09 PM
  4. OMMBoy's Avatar
    Thanks for your reply, Darren and Kataran! I was able to recover a total of 2 GB using the Restore process and the CleanMyPhone app, but I was able to recover even more space by deleting all the "read" items in the "Reading List" and only keeping the "unread" items. After nearly a year of adding items to the list, I easily had over 200 items which I had to delete one-by-one. What a pain! LOL! Not sure why Apple didn't make it easier to delete multiple items at once, or delete automatically after reading...

    Thanks for your help!

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    03-07-2014 10:59 PM

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