193.6MB of OTHER

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by insocal, Jan 15, 2008.

  1. insocal macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2007
    I just RESTORED and INSTALLED 1.1.3
    I had a JB iPhone but was fine with giving in to the Update.
    For some reason, I now have 193.6MB of OTHER. Any idea what this could be?
    Oddly enough, I still have the APP that Erica Sadun created at tuaw where you can change the Carrier Name to whatever you want. It still says MY own personal name instead of AT&T, even after the RESTORE and UPDATE.
    Thanks for any help!
  2. lukeholl macrumors member

    Feb 27, 2007
    I hadn't jailbroke my before updating, and I noticed the extra 'Other' increase too after I updated my iPhone. I'm guessing the new update doesn't properly clean up after itself by deleting old or temporary files :confused:
  3. insocal thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 31, 2007

    Thanks! I'm noticing a lot of posts now reporting the same thing. Maybe we'll get a fix soon.
  4. Silverbird0000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2006
    Fort Myers, FL
    Mine says 205 mb other. That sucks! That's alot of music I could sync!
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    On a touch that hasn't been touched, about how much other should there be? I'm showing 105.6, and this is after I put the touch into recovery mode and restored. (and I still have my damn custom carrier icon in the top!)

    ...I'm on an iPod touch though, and really upgraded for no reason as I don't want to spend money for the extra stuff.
  6. surefire09 macrumors member

    Jun 10, 2007
    that extra other is the OS... the OS probably takes up more space now.
  7. skeen macrumors 6502

    Jul 12, 2007
    London, England
    Yeh, maybe they have some SDK preparation in there now...
  8. alFR macrumors 68020

    Aug 10, 2006
    It probably is the google maps update etc. You'd have thought they would have left some spare space for OS updates in the 0.63Gb they'd reserved from the flash already though so they wouldn't eat further into the user area.
  9. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    I have about 100MB extra now, not too much. I do have installer.app and the SSH program missing so I guess a small part might be them, but they're small, right ?

    I'll go with speculation that it's hidden files related to the iPhone SDK.
  10. Aries326 macrumors 6502

    Dec 28, 2007
    I've got 233.6 mb of other. My phone has been updated from 1.1.2 I'm sure this all stuff related to the updates and the upcoming SDK - I hope.
  11. knoxtown macrumors 6502

    Nov 19, 2007
  12. Oh-es-Ten macrumors regular


    Aug 14, 2007
    I win..

    You are lucky... I have 377MB of Other...

    Does anyone know if a Restore will help 'clear it out'?

    This seems very high in comparison to everyone else....

    That is more than I am comfortable with giving up..!

    I do like the update though..

    Attached Files:

  13. MacBoy108 macrumors 6502


    Oct 23, 2007
    Yorba Linda CA
    Great Scott! I'm lucky I only have 46.6 mb of this dark matter.
  14. PatrickC macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    196.5 megs of "other." I'm going to do a restore and see if it eliminates any of it. I'll let you all know.

    UPDATE: It turns out I can't restore my phone due to error 1602, yet 1.1.3 installed fine yesterday with iTunes 7.6 and the new QT. Strange...
  15. silbeej macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2007
    The thing is the OS never used any "other" before, it is all in that extra space that we don't even get to see. It must be a flewk where the extra data from the previous OS was not deleted, and is now using some of our space. This should not be happening, get rid of it Apple.
  16. silbeej macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2007
    Thats funny, i just added a ringtone and a movie, and my "other" data went down from 193, to 178, and added 18mb of audio, and this is after i took all my music off to see if it fixed this. I don't like where this is going.
  17. PatrickC macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    After a restore, before any music is loaded, it shows "other" as being 189.8 megs.

    After loading 4.58 gigs of audio and 1.25 gigs of music, "other" is listed as being 193.2 megs.

    So I lost 3.3 megs of "other" after a restore, just in case anyone cares.
  18. saving107 macrumors 603


    Oct 14, 2007
    San Jose, Ca
    Last night I thought that doing a complete brand new phone restore would work, nope

    with no media or content on my phone I still had 195.5mb other...
  19. razorianfly macrumors 65816


    Oct 16, 2007
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    This may be caused by left over applications from a jailbreak. When you restore after a jailbreak, the applications aren't actually touched or removed by the restore process. The restore process does however replace a script file (quite small) which makes these applications not visible anymore. They are actually still there, they are just not accessible.

    So literally, once your jailbreak, your jailbroken for life, even if it doesn't 'look' visually, like you are. You are.

    The reason one of the above poster gained 3.3mb after a restore, is because a new script file was generated by the restore process.

  20. Monk Edsel macrumors regular

    Apr 7, 2004
    This sucks!!

    I don't know if anyone noticed, but I don't think it's the iPhone update (1.1.3) that adds the extra Other data, I think it's iTunes. I updated my iPhone before I updated my iTunes to the latest version (7.6). After updating the phone, my Other data stayed the same (at least I think it did, it was less than 10MB in any case). After I updated iTunes (and QuickTime for that matter) and plugged in the phone it showed 195.4 MB of Other. Either way the space has been taken up, but it's interesting to me that it only occured after the iTunes update.
  21. adamk77 macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2008
    I noticed the same increase. I downgraded to itunes 7.5 and it went down again. I don't plan on renting any movies from iTunes so its ok.

    My phone was not jail broken.
  22. babalou macrumors newbie

    Sep 5, 2007
    How do you downgrade back to 7.5? I wont rent movies either and rather have the space back on my phone.
  23. sparkyms macrumors 65816

    Feb 22, 2007
    Southampton UK
    Perhaps then that the 7.6 upgrade Syncs a nominal amount of space to the iPhone ready for future apps with SDK?

    Just a thought?
  24. Steven Jackson macrumors 6502

    Dec 8, 2006
    Lincoln, U.K.
  25. adamk77 macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2008
    I downloaded 7.5 from http://filehippo.com/download_itunes/?3402

    Then I uninstalled iTunes 7.6 from my computer. Make sure you uninstall everything (quicktime, itunes helper, other misc services it installs) or it won't recognize your iphone.

    Then I reinstalled 7.5.

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