30GB of "Other" and nothing else?

NestOfRobins

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Jun 14, 2011
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Why do I have 30+gb of "other" on my iPad 3 and nothing else? See the attached screenshot from iTunes. How do I fix this? It had identified some "normal" stuff just a few minutes ago (w/ only 10GB or so of "other").

Help!
 

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xnickitynickx

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Mar 13, 2012
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It needs to be restored. Usually an abmormally large "other" section is due to a corrupt file during syncing or setup. A restore should set things right.
 

AppleDApp

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Jun 21, 2011
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Why do I have 30+gb of "other" on my iPad 3 and nothing else? See the attached screenshot from iTunes. How do I fix this? It had identified some "normal" stuff just a few minutes ago (w/ only 10GB or so of "other").

Help!
Have you tried rebooting your iPad? How about a factory reset?
 

boomhower

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Oct 21, 2011
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This issue is old and really really really getting annoying. I've had to do numerous resets of my iPhone and iPad due to it. They need to figure out what's causing and find a fix.
 

NestOfRobins

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Jun 14, 2011
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OP here...

I was prepared to do a restore (having done one last weekend as a result of some failed Siri port installation), but a reboot brought the "other" down to less than 5gb and the "music", "movies", "apps" showed up again.
 

BFizzzle

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May 31, 2010
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be sure and click eject when you get done syncing, if not it can leave the "cache" from app installs etc. per say