1. doubleaa25's Avatar
    Hey all,

    I bought an iPhone 4S only a couple of weeks ago and I am already experiencing issues. I thought they were bugs that were only in iOS 5, but when I updated to iOS 5.0.1, they persisted, and I would like to share with you guys to see if these are bugs or problems based on my settings.

    The first potential bug comes with when I sync my music. Everytime I sync, my phone gets a box that pops up stating that "xx items could not be synced onto your device. See iTunes for more information." However, when I look at iTunes, no errors pop up there. Is that a bug or is that an actual problem?

    The second potential bug was with my "Other" file size. Everytime I sync, it keeps on growing larger, and larger, and larger, to a point where the "Other" category in iTunes shows that I am taking at least 3 GB of space. I read a way in fixing this, which required that I download a program called "DiskAid," navigating to a folder, and deleting any duplicates that show. However, this method failed me because I did not see any duplicate file names.

    So, are these bugs, or something I can fix easily? I have restored multiple times and it does not seem to fix the problem.

    Thanks for the help!
    01-18-2012 12:56 PM
  2. MacRulez4Ever's Avatar
    I think My voicecontrol ( not Siri ) has ****ed upp after update to 5.0.1

    No matter What i say the answer i get is "no music"


    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk
    01-18-2012 02:06 PM
  3. Cleveland's Avatar
    Sounds like you should both try a restore
    01-18-2012 02:33 PM
  4. krs7272#AC's Avatar
    Items can not be synced is most likely songs that iTunes can't locate like the files have changed locations.

    Also I know that iTunes will report different available space sometimes before and after your sync. Usually I notice the correct readings after


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    01-18-2012 03:18 PM
  5. doubleaa25's Avatar
    Sounds like you should both try a restore
    I have done a restore multiple times and it has not fixed the issue

    Items can not be synced is most likely songs that iTunes can't locate like the files have changed locations.

    Also I know that iTunes will report different available space sometimes before and after your sync. Usually I notice the correct readings after


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    I have all my iTunes songs all in one location, managed by iTunes. I check to see if there are any exclamation marks by my songs and there are none.

    Usually before the sync the "Other" category is small. It grows after I sync...
    01-18-2012 04:21 PM
  6. w00dy's Avatar
    I recently returned my 4s to my local Apple store because of the constant crashing i was experiencing on both 5.0 & 5.0.1

    I did a clean restore on my new 4s and im still experiencing a very buggy os. Never has it felt this bad( ive had a 3g, 3gs & 4 in the past)

    I get the daily message app crash while forwarding a text. Doesnt matter if its via iMessage or regular message.

    Random crashing: Jetpack Joyride,youtube app, Anomya (sp app as well
    01-18-2012 04:36 PM
  7. Rocktapus's Avatar
    i've gotten the first "bug" multiple times when importing music from a folder directly to the phone. but if i drop the music into an itunes playlist, then drag it to the phone, then everything works fine.
    01-18-2012 04:57 PM
  8. MacRulez4Ever's Avatar
    Cleveland:

    I restored My iPhone yesterday when i updated to 5.0.1 ;(


    Sent from my iPhone 4s using Tapatalk
    01-18-2012 05:05 PM
  9. ChaosShadow's Avatar
    The only change I've experienced since upgrading to iOS 5.0.1 is decreased battery life. Everything else seems to be working okay
    01-18-2012 05:29 PM
  10. w00dy's Avatar
    My battery is horrible even with a new 4s.
    01-18-2012 06:19 PM
  11. |-KGB-|CaptHowdy's Avatar
    Hey all,

    I bought an iPhone 4S only a couple of weeks ago and I am already experiencing issues. I thought they were bugs that were only in iOS 5, but when I updated to iOS 5.0.1, they persisted, and I would like to share with you guys to see if these are bugs or problems based on my settings.

    The first potential bug comes with when I sync my music. Everytime I sync, my phone gets a box that pops up stating that "xx items could not be synced onto your device. See iTunes for more information." However, when I look at iTunes, no errors pop up there. Is that a bug or is that an actual problem?

    The second potential bug was with my "Other" file size. Everytime I sync, it keeps on growing larger, and larger, and larger, to a point where the "Other" category in iTunes shows that I am taking at least 3 GB of space. I read a way in fixing this, which required that I download a program called "DiskAid," navigating to a folder, and deleting any duplicates that show. However, this method failed me because I did not see any duplicate file names.

    So, are these bugs, or something I can fix easily? I have restored multiple times and it does not seem to fix the problem.

    Thanks for the help!

    i had the OTHER file issue as well. Today i did the steps you did except i completly deleted what was in that folder using diskaid(again deleted it all) then synced my phone with no music selected to remove all music. Then reset phone and resynced music and other file space was all good again.
    01-18-2012 06:32 PM
  12. w00dy's Avatar
    It seems as though ios5 in general is a real drag on all devices. My wife's pristine iphone4 (now on ios5) is limping along. When she hits the messaging app, it takes upwards of 4 seconds to open the app.

    I even took my 2nd gen 3GS out of my desk and loaded 5.0.1 last weekend. It's almost unusable.

    Maybe Apple is too worried about closing the jailbreaking loopholes (apt ticket, sandbox). When tey should be focusing on fine tuning their heavy os's.
    01-18-2012 07:41 PM
  13. Garz's Avatar
    It seems as though ios5 in general is a real drag on all devices. My wife's pristine iphone4 (now on ios5) is limping along. When she hits the messaging app, it takes upwards of 4 seconds to open the app.

    I even took my 2nd gen 3GS out of my desk and loaded 5.0.1 last weekend. It's almost unusable.

    Maybe Apple is too worried about closing the jailbreaking loopholes (apt ticket, sandbox). When tey should be focusing on fine tuning their heavy os's.
    There is a lot going on in the OS. The 3GS should never have got the update. Way too much lag there. The i4 running A4 chip can be a little laggy but usually ok. It only seems to run very smooth on 4S.
    01-18-2012 07:46 PM
  14. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    There is a lot going on in the OS. The 3GS should never have got the update. Way too much lag there. The i4 running A4 chip can be a little laggy but usually ok. It only seems to run very smooth on 4S.
    I'll say. I used iOS 5 from the first week of October on my i4. It worked fine. When I got a 4S on December 30th, the improved performance was very noticeable.
    01-18-2012 08:24 PM
  15. doubleaa25's Avatar
    i had the OTHER file issue as well. Today i did the steps you did except i completly deleted what was in that folder using diskaid(again deleted it all) then synced my phone with no music selected to remove all music. Then reset phone and resynced music and other file space was all good again.
    Hmm, Ill try that. Thanks for the tip!

    There is a lot going on in the OS. The 3GS should never have got the update. Way too much lag there. The i4 running A4 chip can be a little laggy but usually ok. It only seems to run very smooth on 4S.
    I think all in all iOS 5 is a big let down. No wonder iOS 5.1 is all bug fixes. It might solve the lagginess issues on the older phones as well.
    01-18-2012 09:22 PM
  16. Wildo6882's Avatar
    My battery is horrible even with a new 4s.
    Just curious, are you talking bad as in 4G bad?
    01-18-2012 10:19 PM
  17. w00dy's Avatar
    Just curious, are you talking bad as in 4G bad?
    Here is a example:

    Take it off charger @ 530am
    Battery is 96-100%
    Put phone in my bag
    Drive 1h20m to job
    (never touching phone in my bag)
    Arrive at job
    Battery is at 82%

    Since I got my new 4s (last week), I changed my email setting to push hourly.
    That has changed nothing. That was the Apple store guy's idea.

    Just typing this response my battery went from 81% to 78%
    01-19-2012 07:02 AM
  18. w00dy's Avatar
    I'm beginning to think that buried somewhere in my backups, there is something left behind that is the culprit behind my battery issue. Similiar to the jb tweak that enables battery percentage and how that tweak can remain in ones backup even after getting a new device.

    Currently I can NOT turn off my batter percentage.
    01-19-2012 07:06 AM
  19. derk's Avatar
    I'm beginning to think that buried somewhere in my backups, there is something left behind that is the culprit behind my battery issue. Similiar to the jb tweak that enables battery percentage and how that tweak can remain in ones backup even after getting a new device.

    Currently I can NOT turn off my batter percentage.
    I would totally believe that. I previously had a tethered jailbroken iPhone 4 with 5.0. When I got my iPhone 4S and restored from backup, I had some strange issues. Restoring as a new iPhone and piecing things back together (annoying) fixed things. There was an issue I had where my existing contacts wouldn't modify!


    Sent from my iPhone 4S using Tapatalk
    01-19-2012 07:36 AM
  20. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Here is a example:

    Take it off charger @ 530am
    Battery is 96-100%
    Put phone in my bag
    Drive 1h20m to job
    (never touching phone in my bag)
    Arrive at job
    Battery is at 82%

    Since I got my new 4s (last week), I changed my email setting to push hourly.
    That has changed nothing. That was the Apple store guy's idea.

    Just typing this response my battery went from 81% to 78%
    Ahhh, yeah that is pretty bad. I expect that from a 4G phone (although my Nexus doesn't drain even that fast when it's idle on 4G), but my 4S isn't any worse than my 4 was. I wonder what kind of issue would make it drain that bad. That's pretty terrible.
    01-19-2012 08:14 AM
  21. |-KGB-|CaptHowdy's Avatar
    heres the step i used and it worked for me Fixing "other files" eating up iPhone 3GS storage

    Now I came from the Motorola Photon, before that had the Nexus S, before that the Samsung epic. I have never been happier with a phone. I had rooted/custom recovery/flashed roms/overclocked processor and this is the first phone Ive had that i dont feel the need to do any of that. I dont even think im going to jailbreak it. My main concern is if i were to jailbreak it how would i take it back to stock(especially if the charger port goes bad). I dont want to waste my apple care 100 bucks and again i dont really feel i need to jailbreak. But i do contemplate it everyday. How many of you have had issues after jailbreaking and couldnt fix it and had to send it to apple to get replaced/fixed?
    01-19-2012 09:18 AM
  22. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Like it is with Android, an official update will revert your iPhone back to stock. In regard to other methods, I don't yet know. The reason for my reply is that, like you, I probably flashed every custom rom there is with the exception of MIUI and I had a blast doing it. I was also very active in the XDA developers forum, however, now that I have an iPhone 4S, I don't have a desire to customize it. I'm sure that a lot is due to the fact that I know it cannot be customized to the degree of an Android device. Still, although I have contemplated jail breaking it, I don't think I will. I've experimented so much with Android devices to the point that doing so with the 4S would not be worth it. I mean, a customized device is just that, customized. Been there-done that! With Android, there was a constant flow of new customizations and I was a willing participant. Not because I had to or because I was unhappy with my device or anything like that, but because I enjoyed it and I couldn't resist the challenge. Getting the 4S is therapy for me (laughing). The freedom to customize is not as prevalent as with Android, thus eliminating my temptation to experiment and that is exactly what I need at this time in my life. Sorry for rambling on...
    01-19-2012 09:42 AM
  23. |-KGB-|CaptHowdy's Avatar
    Like it is with Android, an official update will revert your iPhone back to stock. In regard to other methods, I don't yet know. The reason for my reply is that, like you, I probably flashed every custom rom there is with the exception of MIUI and I had a blast doing it. I was also very active in the XDA developers forum, however, now that I have an iPhone 4S, I don't have a desire to customize it. I'm sure that a lot is due to the fact that I know it cannot be customized to the degree of an Android device. Still, although I have contemplated jail breaking it, I don't think I will. I've experimented so much with Android devices to the point that doing so with the 4S would not be worth it. I mean, a customized device is just that, customized. Been there-done that! With Android, there was a constant flow of new customizations and I was a willing participant. Not because I had to or because I was unhappy with my device or anything like that, but because I enjoyed it and I couldn't resist the challenge. Getting the 4S is therapy for me (laughing). The freedom to customize is not as prevalent as with Android, thus eliminating my temptation to experiment and that is exactly what I need at this time in my life. Sorry for rambling on...
    that is 100% how i feel bud. within reason i had to mod android to make it the way i wanted. No battery percent was one thing i ALWAYS hated. iPhone has it out of the box. So i guess the only reason to jailbreak for me would be free apps and apps that are not in the app store. I think you might have helped me decide not to jailbreak. Just use it as it is. I havent been this happy with a phone ever. Not that i can think of. At the time my Motorola Q was pretty badass lol.
    01-19-2012 11:00 AM
  24. Cleveland's Avatar
    Here is a example:

    Take it off charger @ 530am
    Battery is 96-100%
    Put phone in my bag
    Drive 1h20m to job
    (never touching phone in my bag)
    Arrive at job
    Battery is at 82%

    Since I got my new 4s (last week), I changed my email setting to push hourly.
    That has changed nothing. That was the Apple store guy's idea.

    Just typing this response my battery went from 81% to 78%
    Restore device and recover backup from iCloud - fixed my battery issues and I deleted the google + app and it got even more better
    w00dy likes this.
    01-19-2012 02:04 PM
  25. doubleaa25's Avatar
    So I followed the instructions provided by CptHowdy, which seemed to work better than the guide I followed especially since it had different steps. However, I still get the iTunes Sync error for no reason, and iTunes keeps switching from the greyed out Sync button when I sync to the Revert and Apply options, even though I have not done anything! Any suggestions?
    01-19-2012 02:28 PM
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