iPhone capacity problem - Large 'Other' section

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by RichardLynch, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors member

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    Since updating my iPhone 4 to iOS5, it appears my music has not synced to the device. All my apps and such have been transfered back but not my music. Ive had a look on iTunes and looking on the capacity status bar it currently shows:

    PHOTOS: 1.74gb
    APPS: 1.42gb
    VIDEOS: 0.10gb
    OTHER: 6.3gb

    Ive gone onto my phone onto Settings > General > Usage, and under the iCloud section it says:
    TOTAL STORAGE: 5.0gb
    AVAILABLE: 2.8gb

    Are these two linked? I cant be dealing with that?! Any ideas people??
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Same here... it filled my iPod Touch to the max. Zero bytes empty. iOS 5 is pissing me off...
     
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    AnthroMatt

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    I posted a thread on this earlier today, as I had the same issue. Essentially something in the update process got messed up. You will have to do a restore to correct the issue.
     
  4. macrumors member

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    Did the restore from backup fix the problem for you? I'm experiencing the same issue, unfortunately and am still in the restore process. Last time my "other" ballooned from 0.15gb to over 7gb!! Hoping this fixes the issue.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    It's currently restoring from my previous backup at the moment (Love the fact I can use the phone while it syncs) and so far the 'OTHER' section is now at 0.53gb so its looking good so far!
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Happened to me too. Ballooned to 11.9GB wtf!!!!! I am restoring now. Will tell y'all if it worked
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Same here...went from having a few gigs free to being about 10gb over capacity. In the process of restoring to see if that fixes it
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    It appears restoring it has fixed my issue. Went from 11gb other section to .60gb. Success
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    I had the same issue, super annoying to all of the sudden have 4.4GB eaten up by "Other".

    I unchecked sync everything (i.e. no music/podcasts/videos/books/etc [kept apps and info]), sync'd, then rechecked everything I wanted sync'd and I went back down to .52GB

    So weird...
     
  10. macrumors 6502

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    Yes. I had about 20GB showing up in "other" when it started to sync. I just stopped the sync, restarted it and it worked fine. Took all of 2 minutes of extra time.
     
  11. macrumors member

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    a large chunk of it was my audio files but once I synced my phone, everything went back to normal
     
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    AnthroMatt

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    Yes, the restore was from a backup made prior to updating to 5.0 and all is well now. It just took forever because I have iTunes "shrink" my music files so I can fit more songs onto my phone.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    Having same issue for awhile now, didn't really take note before iOS5 update, so can't say.

    Today, I've dumped photos (which I never had to do on iPhone 2 & 3GS!!! ) and I dumped songs, apps, music. NO HELP whatsoever !!! Actually couldn't take anymore pics today which is what got my attention. THAT is PATHETIC, APPLE!!! I've hated this update from day one anyway.
    Is the newest update supposed to help this problem or add more problems??? I'm holding off. Sick of most app updates also.
     
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    lelisa13p

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    Have you tried resetting your iPhone (hold Home & Power buttons simultaneously until you see apple after the black screen, then letting both buttons go at the same time) after removing those items? You don't mention syncing with iTunes to try to reconfigure your space. How did you "dump" the items that you mentioned?

    Which model of iPhone are you using now and what is the GB size?

    The iOS 5.1.1 OTA upgrade is incremental so that it takes up very little additional space.
     

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