1. DBlanco's Avatar
    Hey guys, I've been wondering what "other" is every time I connect my iPhone to iTunes.
    Apparently I have almost 2g worth of "other". Can anyone help me figure out what this is and if I can delete what ever it is.

    P.S.
    I tried searching for this in the forum, couldn't find it.
    02-08-2011 09:04 PM
  2. BrindawithanI's Avatar
    I found this explanation:

    "Other" is contacts, calendar events, notes, cached emails, and some 3rd party apps write data to Other (some write the data to their own 'container'). Normally, Other runs around 220-300 MB in size. It can become bloated due to a failed or interrupted sync, running to several GB if music/videos are miscategorized - in that case, sometimes repeating the sync corrects it, else a Restore is needed to correct it.
    02-08-2011 09:19 PM
  3. DBlanco's Avatar
    So just connect to iTunes, press sync and it should work?
    02-08-2011 09:31 PM
  4. cpc12's Avatar
    I think the OS resides in other as well.

    I know how you feel I have a 8 gig ipod touch I opened it for the first time and it said 6.8 G available from the get go. I assume its the OS and bloatware ( notes, stocks, weather etc.. )
    02-08-2011 09:48 PM
  5. smalcom's Avatar
    I think the OS resides in other as well.

    I know how you feel I have a 8 gig ipod touch I opened it for the first time and it said 6.8 G available from the get go. I assume its the OS and bloatware ( notes, stocks, weather etc.. )
    No, it's the old bugaboo. Most references to gigabyte (like Apple iPhone capacities) assume that 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. In truth, 1 GB is 1,073,741,824 bytes (2 to the 30th power). The operating system (Windows, iOS. OSX) all use the correct number since they work in binary, thus the counts differ. Advertising uses the larger value, reality uses the true value.
    02-08-2011 10:23 PM
  6. cpc12's Avatar
    Bummer, I should have gotten the 32 GB I guess.

    6 gb isnt much these days...
    02-08-2011 10:36 PM
  7. smalcom's Avatar
    Bummer, I should have gotten the 32 GB I guess.

    6 gb isnt much these days...
    Remember, the 32GB doesn't have 32GB either. The true number is about 29GB. I have an 8GB 3GS, and it's fairly well loaded up (I have hundreds of songs, not thousands and lots of apps) and I still have 3.7 of 6.76GB available. BTW my other is .32GB.

    I am retired, so I do not have any work-related items, but it seems that 8GB will be OK for me.

    BTW. There isn't a lot of bloatware (if any) on an iPhone, unless you count apps you don't use bloatware. I wish we could remove the apps we don't use that Apple pre-installs.
    Last edited by smalcom; 02-09-2011 at 12:21 PM.
    02-09-2011 12:17 PM
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