0.57 GB "Other". what is it?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by Androidfan1x, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Androidfan1x macrumors regular

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    i bought a brand new ipod touch, plugged it in and itunes said: "Other 0.55 GB". i was surprised, it's new, how come?
    after syncing 1.46 GB music and download some apps now it says "Other 0.57 GB".
    i got the 32 gb, i know i won't fill it up quickly, so i don't really need to delete that "other" thing, i'm just curious why it's new and it's already have something "other" on it?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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  3. Joesmith13245 macrumors regular

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    The other category has long been an issue. Of the 5 iPhones I currently own, 3 of then had to be rebuilt because the other category grew out of control leaving the phone with limited usable space. I brought each to a "Genius" and the only solution was to restore back to factory(without backup). I was hopping this issue would be corrected with IOS6. It has not.
     
  4. faroZ06 macrumors 68040

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    How come the 8GB iPhone really has 7GB, but the 8GB iPhone 4 only has 6GB?
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    I assume you're talking about the original iPhone. iOS 1.0 was very small, around 100MB. iOS 3.1.3 was around 400MB. iOS 6 for the iPhone 4 is around 800MB. With each new firmware version, the operating system's partition grows a bit to make room for the new features.
     
  6. faroZ06 macrumors 68040

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    But are you sure that iOS is not considered "other"? My "other" is over 1GB, and if I use DiskAid or CyberDuck to view my files, the OS, user media, and everything is all in one folder, the root directory.
     
  7. polak9pete macrumors newbie

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    i think possibly some of the "other" stuff is artwork in the music app especially if you have a lot of songs all with high quality artwork to go with it
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Very sure. It's stored on a partition that iTunes cannot see or touch.
     
  9. Androidfan1x thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah i do have a lot of music on my ipod touch but i'm sure this "other" stuff are not album arts, because as i said, when i first bought it, i turned it on, plugged it into my pc right away and it already said "other 0.55 GB"

    lol this is like a mysterious thing :eek:
     
  10. goox2 macrumors newbie

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    My "others" in my 32gb ipad is 4gb :eek::eek::eek:
    I guess there must be "bad files" within the system
    Tried so many ways to clear the others but failed :mad:
    Seemingly restore is the only method but upgrade to ios6 is unavoidable
    i really wish to keep my beloved google map
     

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