20GB of 'other data'

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  1. Big Ells macrumors 6502

    Big Ells

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    So my iPhone 5s 64GB is showing just shy of 20GB of 'other data' which I know can't be good.

    I've tried deleting apps to see if they are storing dat and, deleted email accounts but nothing.

    I even tried restoring the phone from a backup but the phone didn't like that and although iTunes said it had nothing loaded back on.

    Would my best bet be to DFU mode the phone and set up from fresh? Would that reload all the software back on from fresh completely removing anything from the phone that may be hiding?

    This is something new and seems to have come about as over the last month I had the blue screen of death 2 or 3 times and had to reinstall from a backup.

    Thanks
     
  2. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    You're perpetuating your own problem. DFU, restore, start over. Can't believe so many people have problems and think erasing and restoring from a backup fixes anything.

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    sorry if that sounded a little mean. didn't mean it to! definitely start over.
     
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can also try some software like PhoneClean to free up some of that space.
     
  4. Big Ells thread starter macrumors 6502

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    No that's fine. I knew that was the only real way to solve it. It's just I've had an iPhone since the 3G and have texts etc that I wanted to hold onto. But after so many years and a few jailbreaks I think a DFU restore will be good.

    Thanks
     
  5. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    On my daughters phone, she started deleting texts. Tons of them, lots of pictures, videos, etc.
     
  6. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    A lot of problems with this have to do with backups. iMessage/texts are storing all the multimedia contents in a folder that doesn't get deleted when you delete the conversation thread. I can't find the thread but it's there if you search for it, worked for me.
     
  7. ugcop macrumors 6502a

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    I'm always amazed at how much improvement can be had by any device with any operating system just by doing a fresh install. As a matter of fact, that reminds me that I need to clean up one of my laptops this week. I know I will do a clean install with 7.1
     
  8. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    20GB of 'other data'

    Yeah I get over a gb of other data..this is a gb of pictures I could take of my son and family :( anyhow I'm going to do the sane and install from fresh when 7.1 hits the ground :)
     
  9. carjakester macrumors 68020

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    if you're jailbroken icleaner should take care of it, it cleaned almost 4gb off of my phone when i first ran it.
     
  10. Big Ells thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Not jailbrojen. I just deleted all data and setting then set up as a fresh phone. Not have almost 30gb of free space. Also was a good excuse to get rid of apps I don't use.

    Only thing I hated was having to re-folder everything.
     
  11. Wolfpup macrumors 68030

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    What is the "other" data? Mine's got 2.9GB. My iPad 2 has usually around 1GB, which is really annoying because it only has 16GB storage (so 13.xGB storage actually)
     
  12. iapplelove macrumors 68040

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    doing a clean install just to update to 7.1 is ridiculous imo. only time a clean install is even needed is when there are issues and the normal steps can't fix the problem. i have run into issues over the years doing clean installs as well as using the same backups over and over and various devices and it doesn't make a difference .

    to the op, right now my iPhone 5 is doing something funny with other data but my issue is only about 8 gb. i have a pretty large photo library on the phone and i have a feeling my issue is when i sync with iTunes/iphoto. however i still have plenty of space and i'm not about to start from scratch and lose app data over this.
     
  13. ugcop macrumors 6502a

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    To each, his own. I have very good results doing it my way or I would not continue.
     

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