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?

    Thanks,
    Chris
    Last edited by JustMe'D; 03-03-2014 at 09:17 PM. Reason: Exposed the hidden link
    03-03-2014 08:45 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 09:36 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

    http://forums.imore.com/showthread.php?t=278756


    Sent from my iPhone 5s Gold 64GB
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    03-03-2014 10:09 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!

    Chris
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    03-07-2014 11:59 PM

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