1. OBF's Avatar
    Not sure if anyone else is aware of this, but when I often check my storage my phone would say I have for example like 9.4GB of storage used and 2.5GB available. Well I just did a full restore from an iCloud backup and now it's saying I've used 4.3GB and have 7.5GB available. Is this a bug? Or do backups clear cache and other stuff that takes up space? I remember last month getting the warning message saying I'm almost out of storage forcing me delete some of my movies and then remember restoring from a backup and then getting like 7GB of storage left when it said I was almost out of space. What's the deal here?
    02-04-2015 06:45 PM
  2. zerog46's Avatar
    There is other storage that is taken up by numerous things but it is usually 1 or 2 GIG. I have seen anything over that amount. Did you delete any pictures or music prior to the restore?


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    02-04-2015 06:53 PM
  3. OBF's Avatar
    There is other storage that is taken up by numerous things but it is usually 1 or 2 GIG. I have seen anything over that amount. Did you delete any pictures or music prior to the restore?


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    No I haven't. I've heard of that "other storage" dilemma. Where does one access this in the settings app, if that's where its located?
    02-04-2015 06:56 PM
  4. zerog46's Avatar
    You really can't access it but if you plug your phone into a Mac or PC you can see how much space it's taking up.


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    02-04-2015 07:12 PM
  5. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Apps like Facebook and Tumblr can cache a lot of data. And that cached data is not included in a backup. So restoring can definitely result in more free space.
    02-04-2015 09:39 PM

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