iPhone X “Other” is taking up so much space! (Pic)

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hieveryone, Oct 4, 2018.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    Please help!
    How do I fix this??
     

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  2. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a

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    Backup to iCloud, not iTunes, restore your phone as new, sign into iCloud for those basics that are saved and download your apps again. It’s the most effective way. You could mess around with clearing cache and things like that but ultimately ‘other’ is junk that accumulates in backups over time. Do you usually set up your phone(s) by restoring from a previous iTunes backup?
     
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Yes always been restoring from iTunes backup for years over many generations of iPhones
     
  4. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok yep, that’s the one downside is that years of cache, junk files, etc have collected and grown over time. I know you can delete things manually but in my experience it doesn’t wipe all of it out. Starting over fresh will solve it but you have certain compromises with that.
     
  5. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Can you tell me how to delete it? I may try that first. Starting over will be a real hassle!
     
  6. ARizz44 macrumors 6502a

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  7. itsmilo macrumors 68020

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    it’s a bug. back out and back into the screen and suddenly it will show the correct amount for other (system). mine shows 20 GB sometimes and then around 8 GB. it’s like pulling the apps and it’s proper storage allocation doesn’t always work on iOS 12
     
  8. Newtons Apple, Oct 5, 2018
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    You got plenty of space left. The “other” will fluctuate in size and not much you can do about it.
     
  9. Ffosse macrumors 68000

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    I was lazy and just configured my iPhone XS Max from a backup. I can see the other section but it is tiny.
     
  10. jona2125 macrumors 6502a

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    I’ve always had the issue of ‘other’ taking up a big chunk of space and it was always fluctuating. I haven’t changed how I handle my primary iPhone with restoring from the old one but this year the XS doesn’t have useless amounts of ‘other’. Though their calculated math is so far off somewhere because either I am using 186.1GB or I’m using 218.05GB according to the first 3 in the bottom list.
     

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