1. iMore Question's Avatar
    I went into settings>general>usage and it said that I had used 13.3GB and so I added up the app storage and it came to about 7GB so where has 5.3GB gone
    01-16-2016 11:25 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! A little over 4GB is taken up by iOS. The rest is probably system files and other system cache. My iPhone 6s Plus, for example, shows 45.8 GM used and 67.8 GB available, which 14.4 GB short of my 128 GB total storage.
    01-16-2016 11:40 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Email, messages, Notes, cache, a little of this and that. It adds up. Some may be what's known as "other". You can see "other" when plugged in to the computer. A restore deletes it.
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    01-16-2016 01:31 PM
  4. comiken205's Avatar
    As this "other" accumulates, how do you delete the cache and the "other" without restoring the device?
    01-16-2016 10:29 PM
  5. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    As this "other" accumulates, how do you delete the cache and the "other" without restoring the device?
    Some can be deleted using the app, Battery Doctor. Some app cache can be deleted by deleting the app, then reinstall it. Some, like Facebook, you can sign out of the app, then sign back in. That gets rid of cache.


    Battery Doctor - Must-have Battery Management App by KS Mobile, Inc.
    https://appsto.re/us/gRZTK.i

    There would still be a good bit of "other". Then again, you may not have much "other".
    comiken205 likes this.
    01-17-2016 01:33 PM

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