iPhone memory full by 'other' that wasn't there before, how do it get it back normal?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by monsieurdominiq, Oct 14, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Oct 14, 2011
    Hey everyone!

    I'm having a problem with my iOS5 update.
    I updated it and after my sync it said my memory was full, while i had about 8 gigabytes of storage left on my 32G iPhone4

    8,5 gigabytes is now listed as 'other' when I look at the capacity window in iTunes.
    What is this? How do I get my storage back? Cause I had to erase some songs to make room because it was full.

    I tried restoring it but it keeps coming back :-s

    and my iPad2 sync is not going that well either with certain photo albums not syncing...
  2. macrumors regular


    Apr 13, 2009
  3. macrumors newbie

    Jul 27, 2008
  4. macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2012
    Down from 14GB to 2GB in one step

    I tried every single thing to solve the "other" memory problem on my jailbroken iphone 4s... It consumed 14GB out of my 32
    Just delete the syslog file using ifile or SSH... Tried to figure out the Purpose of the syslog file, im not really sure of its function but from wut i figured it shouldnt have an important function, i deleted it and my phone is functioning perfectly
    Just go to
    U will find the file there, just hold ur breath and delete, this file by itself took out 12GB out of my memory
    Wit u should do after is disable the syslog toggle on SBSettings
  5. macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Download the mac app 'iExplorer'

    When I had this issue, I had a bunch of zipf files under:
    Your iPhone>Media>Application Archives

    These aren't needed - delete them all out.

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