179.9MB Other 64GB iPhone 6?

MarcusCarpenter

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Original poster
Feb 18, 2013
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London
Is this normal? My 'Other' space is only 179.9MB on iOS 8.1.3
I've usually had 5/600 on a fresh iOS install.
Have Apple finally solved the Other Space problem?
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What is everyone else's Other space on their iPhones?
 

C DM

macrumors Sandy Bridge
Oct 17, 2011
47,470
16,000
It can grow or reduce or generally change over time and what you use and do on the phone.
 

Mlrollin91

macrumors G5
Nov 20, 2008
13,477
8,687
Ventura County
Is this normal? My 'Other' space is only 179.9MB on iOS 8.1.3
I've usually had 5/600 on a fresh iOS install.
Have Apple finally solved the Other Space problem?
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What is everyone else's Other space on their iPhones?
You are lucky if your other is only 180MB. My iPhone 6 64GB fresh install with nothing on the device, the other is roughly 1GB. My iPad 2 with nothing on the device is roughly 750MB. Currently my other is sitting around 1.8GB and I use a bunch of cache cleaning apps to remove app junk but it still won't decrease.
 

perkedel

macrumors 6502a
Dec 30, 2014
534
202
California
How do you even get the "other" to be that small?

This is mine, my "other" is larger than any other media combined!
This is on iphone 6 plus, dfu fresh install.

 

Cole Slaw

macrumors 6502a
Oct 6, 2006
942
1,381
Canada
I really hate "Other".
Wish there was a way to get rid of it without resetting/reloading the whole damned thing (iPhone, iPad, whatever).
 

MarcusCarpenter

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Feb 18, 2013
755
81
London
I used to have a much bigger other space on the same 64gb iPhone 6, it's only since 8.1.3 it's gone really small.

Clean install also.
 

RoboWarriorSr

macrumors 6502a
Feb 23, 2013
882
45
My other is currently 2.3 GB which seems to be normal for an almost filled 64 GB iPhone. Having a ridiculous amount of music seem to increase this likely due to the music app caching song data (album art, etc).
 

got556

macrumors 6502
Jul 7, 2013
485
156
Indiana
We're dealing with this right now on my g/f's 16gb jailbroken 6.

Can't wait for 8.2 to come out and a jailbreak as then I'll attempt to fix the issue by setting up as new and seeing what happens. We have cleaned all cache, logs, and cookies. She has 400mb of music. Her apps add up to a total of 1.3 GB. No messages and no attachments. Yet, on her 16gb phone, she has over 8.5GB of "Other". :mad::mad::mad: As for her JB, she only has 5 tweaks installed and they are all light weight tweaks.

She isn't happy and quite frankly neither am I. That is absolutely ridiculous. Like I said, when 8.2 drops I will continue to set up as new until I get a decent "other" amount since :apple: can't get this straightened out. AFAIK this has been a hit and miss issue in iOS for a very very long time.
 

iamMacPerson

macrumors 68030
Jun 12, 2011
2,743
863
AZ/10.0.1.1
Damn only 180MB of Other? Mines always at least 1GB after putting data back. Last I checked my 'Other' data is hovering around 3GB. Unless it gets ridiculously big (6GB+) I just leave it alone. Otherwise I'll restore it and that'll bring it down to 2GB. I think a big part of it is cached emails, and other items that don't fit into a catagory in iTunes.