30+GB of other

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by satinsilverem2, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. satinsilverem2 macrumors 6502

    satinsilverem2

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    I have an iPhone 6 plus 128GB and have around 5GB free. I was using iCloud photos for a long while and I was constantly running into low space on my phone even though I had the optimize storage option enabled. I have turned off iCloud photos all together and deleted all of the photos off my phone. Now when I plug the phone into iTunes its reporting that i have 30+GB of other taking up space. i assume this is all of the photos that I deleted and that they are sitting in some sort of virtual trashcan. This was over a month ago and it is still there. There are no other applications that are taking up this space. Ive tried everything short of restoring the phone and would prefer not to as I have 7 months of activity and health data that I don't want to loose. If I do end up restoring and choose to restore from an encrypted backup will the other storage come back or will it be wiped?
     
  2. bbrks macrumors 65816

    bbrks

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    Your only real option to get rid of that other data is restore and setup as new, so no backup. But, I guess, you already know, what does it mean.
     
  3. Daniel2514 macrumors newbie

    Daniel2514

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    The "Other" consists of downloaded files, attachment in messages or email and massive cache files created by third-party apps. So I suggest you to remove all files you downloaded such as videos or other large files, and delete messages periodically. As to cache files you can use iMyfone Umate to clean up. You can search it on Cnet or Softonic;)
     
  4. bbrks macrumors 65816

    bbrks

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    Cnet and softronic....two of the worst kind for spam software installations, stupid ad ware and similar.
    Wouldn't recommend that ever ....
     
  5. Daniel2514 macrumors newbie

    Daniel2514

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    Really? I haven't met that situation before... :confused:
     

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