1. ckalli's Avatar
    i have 1.14GB of other space used in my iP4 16gig.

    what is that? is it the space iOS 5 takes? is tat normal?
    how do i get rid of it?

    is it an error from upgrading to os 5? i was jailbroken on 4.3.3 before this.
    10-31-2011 09:49 PM
  2. Priyal27's Avatar
    im pretty sure its the the space that ios5 takes up. when it says that you are getting 16gbs in actuality you are getting around 14.5 gigs or so. its standard with all apple devices.
    10-31-2011 10:00 PM
  3. ckalli's Avatar
    but what are your other spaces like?
    10-31-2011 11:01 PM
  4. phessler's Avatar
    My Other space is 0.70 gb.
    11-01-2011 04:23 AM
  5. DannyMichel's Avatar
    I believe it could be space taken up by applications that aren't the actual application's size. Such as an app that allows you to watch avi movies. That space could be the avis themselves. Could be wrong

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    11-01-2011 05:15 AM
  6. ckalli's Avatar
    only have a 25mb pdf saved like that. nothing else.
    11-01-2011 06:00 AM
  7. DannyMichel's Avatar
    It must be library files and all that other stuff that builds up when installing apps and what not

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    11-01-2011 06:08 AM
  8. ckalli's Avatar
    so 1.2gb is a normal loss with "other"?
    11-01-2011 09:08 AM
  9. DannyMichel's Avatar
    Sounds about right. But they make cleaners for that anyways

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    11-01-2011 09:12 AM
  10. TROUT2054's Avatar
    I am currently waiting to hear back from Apple later today (Weds) on several issues including this one. I discovered the "other" storage issue when shooting a video when after only a few minutes into it I got a message and the video shut off. When looking at my usage only 947 mb of space was available on my 16GB phone. I have only 3 pages of apps, 126 songs and 110 contacts. Finally someone at Apple was able to give me a few steps to take to temporarily solve the storage problem but it is somewhat of a pain. These steps were given to me after we tried several restores and when nothing else worked.

    Connect the phone to itunes (so much for pc free on ios5),
    Make sure your device is highlighted,
    Click Edit at the top of the itunes page,
    Go to Preferences,
    Once Preferences opens up, select Devices,
    In Devices click on Reset Sync History then click Ok,
    When the window closes, Sync your device in itunes while connected (again so much for pc free),
    After the phone syncs, disconnect your phone and turn it off and then back on. You may have to sync again, but so far I haven't had to at the end of the these steps.

    Your "other" usage should be back down to a reasonable amount. Prior to these steps my phone was holding 9.8 GB from video that I had shot but then deleted. There is no reason why the phone was still holding onto that memory space but after completing these steps the usage issue was corrected. The problem still remains because after shooting any video, I have to upload the video onto a jump drive if its important (family, vacations, etc) and then follow these steps right away in order to free up the space even after I delete the video from the phone. Quite the pain in the rear for something so simple.
    11-02-2011 12:01 AM
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    11-02-2011 02:04 AM
  12. anon(157335)'s Avatar
    Just looked at mine in iTunes and Other is 0.65GB.

    I installed iOS 5 from scratch, not sure if that makes a difference.
    11-02-2011 08:39 AM