1. jamiegoldsmith's Avatar
    I have 5 gb of "other" clogging up my phone. I have tried restore form backup, clicking on the auto connect to itunes, and unsyncing contacts etc. None of this has worked. Any suggestions?
    11-18-2011 04:54 PM
  2. noaim's Avatar
    I have 5 gb of "other" clogging up my phone. I have tried restore form backup, clicking on the auto connect to itunes, and unsyncing contacts etc. None of this has worked. Any suggestions?
    the only thing that will get rid of it is a restore as new.. its a corrupt file that is also in your backup
    11-18-2011 05:17 PM
  3. E_Brown's Avatar
    the only thing that will get rid of it is a restore as new.. its a corrupt file that is also in your backup
    Yes, if you restore from a backup the same problem will come back. You have to start fresh.


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    11-18-2011 05:25 PM
  4. SnapThrow's Avatar
    I had this problem when I first upgraded my jailbroken 4 from 4.3.3 to 5.0. I fixed it by unchecking everything that was syncing in iTunes (music, apps and Photos) and letting iTunes erase everything, rebooting the iPhone and then checking everything again to sync. No need for a restore as new for me.
    11-18-2011 06:54 PM
  5. Cleveland's Avatar
    Probably all your saved text msgs, especially if there are a lot of pics in them... Mine fluctuates
    11-18-2011 07:37 PM
  6. noaim's Avatar
    Probably all your saved text msgs, especially if there are a lot of pics in them... Mine fluctuates
    I doubt his text messages are adding up to 5gb... that would take 5 thousand 1 mb pictures
    11-18-2011 07:40 PM
  7. TROUT2054's Avatar
    The other posts are correct. I actually posted a question about this a few weeks ago and after at least 5-7 restores and going to a new (referb) device, the problem continued. You must back up your data and then when you do a restore do a restore from new. Then transfer your stuff back to your phone. My issue is gone now. If after you do the restore from new and it happens still, hold the icons down and close your apps then check your usage again it should be good to go. I discovered that mine was holding onto memory used for videos even after I deleted them. Now....all fixed.
    11-19-2011 02:43 AM
  8. Cleveland's Avatar
    I doubt his text messages are adding up to 5gb... that would take 5 thousand 1 mb pictures
    plus the other part of it is the iOS firmware which is already about 2.5 GB i believe
    11-19-2011 03:10 AM
  9. noaim's Avatar
    plus the other part of it is the iOS firmware which is already about 2.5 GB i believe
    put it this way.. I have saved all text messages for an entire 2 years and didnt have 5 gb in other.. also my other on my 4s is only 1.09 gb
    Last edited by noaim; 11-19-2011 at 05:52 PM.
    11-19-2011 01:27 PM
  10. Massie's Avatar
    plus the other part of it is the iOS firmware which is already about 2.5 GB i believe
    Isn't the whole iOS download only 700 MB or so?
    11-19-2011 02:17 PM
  11. noaim's Avatar
    Isn't the whole iOS download only 700 MB or so?
    when you download the os its compressed. I am not sure if its 2.5 gb uncompressed but its bigger then 700 mb uncompressed.
    11-19-2011 02:26 PM
  12. stoneland's Avatar
    The OS is definitely not 2.5 GB...

    I've restored as new and my "Other" never changes. I don't know what it could be...
    11-21-2011 11:41 AM
  13. noaim's Avatar
    The OS is definitely not 2.5 GB...

    I've restored as new and my "Other" never changes. I don't know what it could be...
    have you looked at the used capacity on your phone settings>general>about and see if maybe itunes is just displaying it wrong.
    11-21-2011 01:03 PM
  14. Cleveland's Avatar
    The OS is definitely not 2.5 GB...

    I've restored as new and my "Other" never changes. I don't know what it could be...
    Look at an empty iPhone ... If its a 16 there is only 13.7 or whatever it is available ... A 32 there is only 29.2 or whatever it is ... Think again
    11-22-2011 01:18 AM
  15. noaim's Avatar
    Look at an empty iPhone ... If its a 16 there is only 13.7 or whatever it is available ... A 32 there is only 29.2 or whatever it is ... Think again
    but you were claiming that the other category contains the os my other is just barely over a gig
    11-22-2011 12:50 PM
  16. verwon's Avatar
    Look at an empty iPhone ... If its a 16 there is only 13.7 or whatever it is available ... A 32 there is only 29.2 or whatever it is ... Think again
    That's not quite how it works, there's a difference in the measurements.


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    11-22-2011 01:00 PM
  17. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    reset your network settings. Goto Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings

    You will need to re-enter any WiFi addresses you connect too, but your "other" will shrink.
    11-22-2011 01:26 PM
  18. verwon's Avatar
    reset your network settings. Goto Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings

    You will need to re-enter any WiFi addresses you connect too, but your "other" will shrink.
    Didn't change mine, was showing other as 1.25G, before I did it and it still is...


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    11-22-2011 03:20 PM
  19. Cleveland's Avatar
    That's not quite how it works, there's a difference in the measurements.


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    Right but I'm guessing but it's a known fact the bigger the storage cap, the more there is unusable due to OS reasons lol
    11-22-2011 03:52 PM
  20. leharris22's Avatar
    reset your network settings. Goto Settings > General > Reset > Reset Network Settings

    You will need to re-enter any WiFi addresses you connect too, but your "other" will shrink.
    What exactly is this deleting? Also, really basic question, but is there a way to clear caches so you can free up space?
    11-22-2011 04:13 PM
  21. noaim's Avatar
    Right but I'm guessing but it's a known fact the bigger the storage cap, the more there is unusable due to OS reasons lol
    with any storage medium.. hard drives flash memory etc there is loss of storage.. I have no idea why that is but even if you by lets say a 16gb flash usb stick its not a full 16gb. It always has a loss.
    11-22-2011 04:14 PM
  22. Cleveland's Avatar
    with any storage medium.. hard drives flash memory etc there is loss of storage.. I have no idea why that is but even if you by lets say a 16gb flash usb stick its not a full 16gb. It always has a loss.
    Right, I knew that .. Between that and the OS I didn't know what the true numbers were lol
    11-22-2011 10:39 PM
  23. big9erfan's Avatar
    The difference comes down to bad naming. HD manufacturers used the names Kilobyte, megabyte, etc. The Kilo prefix stands for 1000 and Mega stands for 1 million. The manufacturers started measuring off that ( where a megabyte is 1,000,000 ) bytes, where in actuality a megabyte is 1,024,000 bytes. This is where the "loss" comes from.
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    11-23-2011 02:06 AM
  24. stoneland's Avatar
    have you looked at the used capacity on your phone settings>general>about and see if maybe itunes is just displaying it wrong.
    yes. it's the same as itunes.
    11-23-2011 10:32 AM
  25. verwon's Avatar
    The difference comes down to bad naming. HD manufacturers used the names Kilobyte, megabyte, etc. The Kilo prefix stands for 1000 and Mega stands for 1 million. The manufacturers started measuring off that ( where a megabyte is 1,000,000 ) bytes, where in actuality a megabyte is 1,024,000 bytes. This is where the "loss" comes from.
    Thank you! That's what I was referring to, but was too lazy to look it up!


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    11-23-2011 11:20 AM
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