1.39GB of "Other" stuff on my iPhone. How do I find out what that is?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by SingaporeStu, May 23, 2012.

  1. SingaporeStu macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2009
    Hi everyone,

    Apologies in advance if I sound like I'm asking a very noob question.

    I've been trying to tidy up the clutter on my iPhone (cos I only have 16GB), and I notice I have 1.39GB worth of "Other" stuff.

    How can I find out what that "other" stuff is and subsequently get rid of it? I tried deleting most of my podcasts & vidcasts, but those only affected the Audio & Video count. I already un-starred all my files on Dropbox, that didn't make any difference either.

    By file size, the largest app I have is Infinity Blade followed by Hero of Sparta, both of which are accounted for & as far as I know, I don't have any other app that keeps local data.

    Anyone can offer some advice?
  2. BL4zD macrumors 6502

    Sep 22, 2010
    That's usually stuff you may have put on there when using your ipod as a usb drive and/or ghost files.

    you can get rid of it by (first making sure you have a backup of all your music and game files, etc.) restoring your ipod.
  3. Soundflunky macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2012
    I've found that doing a backup and then a restore in iTunes can decrease "Other" a little bit. Some of it is just accumulated junk. Mine's currently at 0.92 GBs. I only have 22 apps installed so if you have more than that then maybe it's not an unusual size.
  4. mrsir2009 macrumors 604


    Sep 17, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    It's the operating system along with all the caches and junk like that. Doing a full restore will certainly slim it down a bit :)
  5. Soundflunky macrumors regular

    Apr 29, 2012
    I did a restore after my earlier post and now 'Other' is down to 0.71GBs.
  6. tonyr6 macrumors 65816


    Oct 13, 2011
    Brooklyn NY
    My Other is 1.46 GB. It use to be 1.5 GB but I used iExplorer and deleted a lot of junk in the Download folder. It grew that high though because I wasted my money on CopyTrans Photo (no thanks to Apple making iPhoto Mac only) then it stopped copying pictures and when I ditched it went back to iTunes limited photo uploader then the Other stopped growing.
  7. michaelrossi51 macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2012
    Bronx, NY
    "Other" is killing me!

    I just did the DiskAiid thing and the Restore thing:p... Deleted the F Files through Disk Aid and Lost the sound of music on my IPhone and IPad:confused: (It's there but won't play and I wound up with 11 gigs free on my 16gig). Not Happy:( so i am Restoring again. I can se the music but it won't play on my IPad or IPhone... Whats Up with that? Anyone have the same experience? Let me know... Thanks:)!
  8. kimdoocheol macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2011
    I remember there being a script that would list all the files on your iPhone in order of size. That being said, I had the same issue and restored my phone while back. The issue for me was AppBackup as it backed up some of my videos I use in 3rd party apps. 1.6gb is nothing to worry about though, seems accurate. Would get clean up crap and lang2.2, too. Also delete and move unnecessary files, like multiple language audio files
  9. sagnier macrumors regular

    Sep 19, 2007
  10. aliensporebomb macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2005
    Minneapolis, MN, USA, Urth

    It's all your porn. It labels itself that way so prying eyes can't cause you any embarassment.

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