1. Jonezed7's Avatar
    I just noticed how much space "other" has taken up on my iPhone. I have a 32 GB iPhone 4 (AT&T) running 4.2.1 and it's jailbroken. I'm running very low on space right now and was seeing if I could cut that down.


    Thanks for any help
    02-28-2011 10:01 AM
  2. sting7k's Avatar
    Only ways to get rid of it are either;

    1. Sync the phone and change some music, apps, etc and it might go away.
    2. Restore from backup
    3. Restore as new
    02-28-2011 10:11 AM
  3. Jonezed7's Avatar
    Would all the tweaks and such downloaded from cydia be included in that?
    02-28-2011 10:20 AM
  4. Crypton's Avatar
    If you're installing apps directly on your iOS devices and if you're jailbroken you can check:
    /private/var/mobile/Media/ApplicationArchives
    This directory contains copies of downloaded apps. They should be deleted once you synced your iOS device using iTunes, but if for some reason a sync would fail, they might end up staying there until the next restore.
    I had about 3 Gigs there before I deleted them...
    [EDIT] Make sure you sync all purchases from your iOS device to iTunes BEFORE you delete those zip files!

    Another reason for the OTHER space are jailbroken apps and their data, e.g. downloaded movies, comic books, etc.

    And a third reason might be lost music/videos. To get rid of those you have to remove all your music/videos in iTunes and then check the directory /var/mobile/Media/iTunes Control/Music
    delete every thing that's still in there and then others should be tiny again.
    [EDIT] You then have to sync your music and videos back again.

    Of course you can always restore and restore from backup.
    Last edited by Crypton; 02-28-2011 at 10:26 AM.
    02-28-2011 10:23 AM
  5. Jonezed7's Avatar
    Thanks for the suggestions, crypton.
    02-28-2011 11:39 AM
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