1. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Hi!

    I connected my phone to iTunes and found out that "Documents & Data" and "Others" were taking almost 2GB of storage space. What are they? As is there a way to clear them out?
    Thanks =)
    10-05-2015 03:40 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Documents should be rather self explanatory... data - is app user data and non-system app settings, etc... and other is cache data for Safari, and other apps that store transient things... "Other" can often be minimized via restoring your device from a backup, or a flat out iOS restore.
    10-05-2015 04:40 PM
  3. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Hmm. I am not using Safari and I do not have any documents, photos/videos or songs on my phone.
    And is 'app user data' stuff like saved passwords, app settings and such?


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    10-05-2015 05:14 PM
  4. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Yes. Basically anything the app developer wants to save.
    Oh, okay. And how so I delete that? (The 'Documents & Data' part).


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    10-05-2015 05:57 PM
  5. BreakingKayfabe's Avatar
    Oh, okay. And how so I delete that? (The 'Documents & Data' part).


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    Clearing app cache within each individual app which is reliant on whether or not the developer implemented that feature. If they don't then the easiest way is to delete the app and re-install it if the 2 gigs is that much of a burden.
    10-05-2015 06:19 PM
  6. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Clearing app cache within each individual app which is reliant on whether or not the developer implemented that feature. If they don't then the easiest way is to delete the app and re-install it if the 2 gigs is that much of a burden.
    Awesome, thanks! Is there a way to see which app's cache takes the most place so I can know which one to reinstall?


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    10-06-2015 06:16 AM
  7. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    Unfortunately no. Facebook and Tumblr are usually big culprits if you use them.
    Awwrr shoot. Fortunately enough, I do not use them (beside my browser for Facebook).
    Ok so I will start reinstalling my apps, then!
    (I guess the ones being used the most are worse than others due to more data being saved).


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    10-06-2015 07:45 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Awwrr shoot. Fortunately enough, I do not use them (beside my browser for Facebook).
    Ok so I will start reinstalling my apps, then!
    (I guess the ones being used the most are worse than others due to more data being saved).


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    If you use TapaTalk, it's a huge cache culprit. Worse than Facebook. Mine was at 1.6 gb yesterday. There's an in app cache delete in the TapaTalk Settings. You can see how apps grow in size by going to Settings >General >Usage >Manage storage >Tap on an app> look at the size at the top and compare with the bottom amount.

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    10-06-2015 07:51 AM
  9. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    How about Instapaper or any other "read it later" type apps. Also apps for reading RSS feeds like Flipboard, Reeder, and many others. Those often cache articles.
    Oh. I am an avid Flipboard user x.x

    If you use TapaTalk, it's a huge cache culprit. Worse than Facebook. Mine was at 1.6 gb yesterday. There's an in app cache delete in the TapaTalk Settings. You can see how apps grow in size by going to Settings >General >Usage >Manage storage >Tap on an app> look at the size at the top and compare with the bottom amount.

    https://images.tapatalk-cdn.com/15/10...be39081451.jpg
    Woah! That is good to know! Thanks a bunch
    I was totally unaware of these x.x


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    10-06-2015 08:01 AM
  10. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Oh. I am an avid Flipboard user x.x



    Woah! That is good to know! Thanks a bunch
    I was totally unaware of these x.x


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    About documents stored by iCloud.
    This:
    Documents stored in iCloud may include: your contacts, e-mails, calendar appointments, photographs and movies from the camera, data from apps which choose to make use of iCloud storage for miscellaneous storage (SoundHound stores data on iCloud, for example), spreadsheets, Notes from the Notepad, movies from iMovie app. You're [nearly] always in control of what gets stored there. In other words, you're not forced to keep your contacts in iCloudor any of the other types of documents.
    10-06-2015 06:13 PM
  11. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    About documents stored by iCloud.
    This:
    Documents stored in iCloud may include: your contacts, e-mails, calendar appointments, photographs and movies from the camera, data from apps which choose to make use of iCloud storage for miscellaneous storage (SoundHound stores data on iCloud, for example), spreadsheets, Notes from the Notepad, movies from iMovie app. You're [nearly] always in control of what gets stored there. In other words, you're not forced to keep your contacts in iCloudor any of the other types of documents.
    I thought we were, hehe!
    But why is it showing on iTunes and on my device, if it is iCloud storage? It should not negatively affect my phone's storage. I have a few notes and deleted my emails. So I have my calendar appointments and my contacts in iCloud.


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    10-06-2015 06:39 PM
  12. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I thought we were, hehe!
    But why is it showing on iTunes and on my device, if it is iCloud storage? It should not negatively affect my phone's storage. I have a few notes and deleted my emails. So I have my calendar appointments and my contacts in iCloud.


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    It doesn't so much in iCloud. Not your phone's storage. Just your iCloud storage. But not a lot. App cache is what to look for. They can grow quickly. Some, like Facebook, you just have to delete and reinstall from time to time if space is an issue. I use Box for storing photos, videos, gifs and png images. It has a "Delete cache" option. Most apps don't. You can clear cache using the app, Battery Doctor.
    Battery Doctor - Must-have Battery Management App by KS Mobile, Inc.
    https://appsto.re/us/gRZTK.i

    Another thing you can do to make more space is keep messages deleted. Especially those with photos and videos. Email too. Email doesn't take much space unless it contains pics and videos. Where are you having storage space issues?
    10-06-2015 07:54 PM
  13. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    It doesn't so much in iCloud. Not your phone's storage. Just your iCloud storage. But not a lot. App cache is what to look for. They can grow quickly. Some, like Facebook, you just have to delete and reinstall from time to time if space is an issue. I use Box for storing photos, videos, gifs and png images. It has a "Delete cache" option. Most apps don't. You can clear cache using the app, Battery Doctor.
    Battery Doctor - Must-have Battery Management App by KS Mobile, Inc.
    https://appsto.re/us/gRZTK.i

    Another thing you can do to make more space is keep messages deleted. Especially those with photos and videos. Email too. Email doesn't take much space unless it contains pics and videos. Where are you having storage space issues?

    On my phone. But I really do not know why, anymore. Beside apps (and three small games like Panda Pop and Bejeweled, it is empty. I uninstalled Flipboard, Facebook and Messenger too.


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    10-06-2015 08:00 PM
  14. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I use Opera but thanks for bringing that to my attention, this is good to know!


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    10-07-2015 06:27 AM
  15. scruffypig's Avatar
    Awwrr shoot. Fortunately enough, I do not use them (beside my browser for Facebook).
    Ok so I will start reinstalling my apps, then!
    (I guess the ones being used the most are worse than others due to more data being saved).


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    Have you tried clearing your browser website data?
    10-07-2015 11:34 AM
  16. Shawn Schrader's Avatar
    There isn't much talk about these apps anymore. But I had gotten cc cleaner before was pulled also battery doctor can delete some junk might not be much tho but any big helps
    10-07-2015 02:31 PM
  17. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    There isn't much talk about these apps anymore. But I had gotten cc cleaner before was pulled also battery doctor can delete some junk might not be much tho but any big helps
    There is Cleaner Master Pro as well. Does the same as Battery Doctor but also cleans duplicate contacts. $2.99 Battery Doctor is free I think.
    I had C M Security until I upgraded to the 6s Plus. It's still on my 5. Not sure why it was pulled. Battery Doctor does the same thing afaik.
    10-07-2015 03:22 PM

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