1. maleemi's Avatar
    I am a new iphone user (16gb 3g). After installing about 1400 songs (mp3's) and 13 apps to the phone i find that I can no longer add more songs. Whenever I try to add songs i get a message telling me the iphone is full. Checking capacity in iTunes under the Summary tab reveals the following:

    Audio-4.99gb Photos-11mb Apps-1.96gb Other-7.73gb Free-1.3mb.

    What the heck it "Other" and why is it taking up over half of the total memory of my iphone?

    Best Regards,

    Marcel
    10-11-2009 03:19 PM
  2. ref1mind's Avatar
    when you plug your iphone into the computer via usb do you get an auto play menu to pop up? If so then go in and browse around to see what it is..
    10-11-2009 03:43 PM
  3. Ipheuria's Avatar
    This is just a guess but Apps is the installation not the data associated with the Apps. So other is probably data ie. Notes, files associated with Email,etc.

    Like I said that is just my guess but it could be data you have stored in some app??
    10-11-2009 03:57 PM
  4. Rob_N's Avatar
    Other shouldn't be more than 300-400MB
    10-11-2009 04:23 PM
  5. cobra302's Avatar
    a coworker of mine recently had his phone do this same thing. on an 8gb 3g, he had over 4 gigs of other. i told him to do a restore from a backup, and the other went away. now its down to the normal 300-400 mb.
    10-11-2009 04:29 PM
  6. Jeremy's Avatar
    a coworker of mine recently had his phone do this same thing. on an 8gb 3g, he had over 4 gigs of other. i told him to do a restore from a backup, and the other went away. now its down to the normal 300-400 mb.
    Correct, a restore is pretty much the only way to fix this issue. I'd even go as far as saying to restore as new.
    10-11-2009 05:47 PM
  7. rknowlt's Avatar
    I have seen this bug on friends iPhones and iPods. I don't know what causes it, but I do know that everyone else is correct, a restore will fix the issue.
    10-12-2009 02:15 PM
  8. maleemi's Avatar
    I did the restore and the issue is now fixed. Thanks for the help everyone!

    Best Regards,

    Marcel
    10-12-2009 06:44 PM
  9. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Remember that the OS itself also takes up some memory.
    10-12-2009 06:47 PM
  10. Crogs's Avatar
    Could it be saved convos in AIM that never got deleted? Large files in your email outbox?
    10-13-2009 12:39 AM
  11. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    @crogs and forever- did you not see that the OP has resolved the issue?
    So it's stupid on my part to still throw out a fact out there for when someone
    does a search and reads the thread? Don't worry about it.
    10-13-2009 04:25 PM
  12. ricenoodles's Avatar
    possible bug, it happened to me but after a restoral thru itunes, it seems fine now.
    10-13-2009 08:26 PM
  13. DainBramage1's Avatar
    OK... this seems weird. I had posted the first image in a "How much space do you have free" thread and there was no Other usage at all. After the post, I did some clean up (mainly deleting unused apps) and then found that I had over 2 GB of Other! I didn't really keep track, but I don't think I deleted more than 15 apps, none of which were monsters. Any thoughts?



    01-13-2010 03:32 AM
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