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chestvrg

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Help, after installing iOS 14 beta it shows 31.8GB are being occupied by system. I have a total of 128GB and more than half I’m occupying now when before I was only at like 30GB everything occupied and had plenty of storage left.
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Chandypants

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Just noticed a few days back that I have 136gb of “other” taking up space on my phone. Anyone else see anything similar? iPhone 11 Pro max 256gb. :(

I’ve seen huge amounts of ‘other’ before... but never that much...
 

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WildSky

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That's pretty high, yes. Try clearing your web history and data, and deleting all Messages attachments. On my phone, mine is currently 4.45GB, which seems a reasonable amount to be used by the system.
 
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jhfenton

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Yep. I've seen it on every device upgraded to iOS 14 or iPadOS. It disappears if you do a backup, reset, and restore. I'm not sure if it's accurate.
 
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iAdamator

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Yep. I've seen it on every device upgraded to iOS 14 or iPadOS. It disappears if you do a backup, reset, and restore. I'm not sure if it's accurate.

When you say backup do you just mean a regular iCloud back up? That makes the excess in "Other" disappear?

My other is 33 GB. Not as bad as some but still a lot!
 
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jhfenton

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When you say backup do you just mean a regular iCloud back up? That makes the excess in "Other" disappear?

My other is 33 GB. Not as bad as some but still a lot!
Yes. I backed up my 256 GB iPad Pro to iCloud, erased all content and settings, and then restored from the backup. It went from 120 GB of Other to 20 GB of Other. I did the same on a test iPhone 7 with similar results.
 
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acorntoy

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I’ve been going crazy. Been converting videos to HEVC on my phone and after 3 half sized video replacements my storage has gone down 1GB o_O
 
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alphasports

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Like the Man says, Backup, Reset, Restore will clear out the giant "Other" garbage. I had 35gb of it on my 11Pro 64gb, after restore was down to 6.
 
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jhfenton

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I restored my iPhone and restored from iCloud to see if that would help

so far Other is taking up 3GBs off the get go
That's about as good as it's going to get. It's not that low on any of my iOS/iPadOS 14 devices. It's 20.47 GB Other (plus 10.64 GB System) on this iPhone 8. That's up substantially from iOS 13. It's 22.05 GB Other (plus 11.95 GB System) on this iPad Pro 11. But that's down from 120+ GB Other when I first installed iPad OS 14 DB 1. It dropped to 20 GB when I reset and restored.
 
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WhackyNinja

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Update: so if you clean install Beta 2 the bug is fixed

I have 27.1 GBs of storage used on my iPhone which is the normal amount I had before iOS 14

so the bug IS fixed
 
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Hammer77

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For anyone with the “Other storage” bug, I found a workaround for the time being that worked for me pretty well.

The storage is supposed to fluctuate due to systems needs. My “other storage” was taking up about 100gb on my iPad. I basically just installed a ton of free games with the largest sizes I could find. It took a bit, but as the games installed, when my total remaining storage would get to about 1gb free, it would start freeing up space. I installed a bunch of games and then deleted them. I was able to reclaim about 50gb and it hasn’t gone back up. Hope that helps anyone out with the issue.
 
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oMc

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For anyone with the “Other storage” bug, I found a workaround for the time being that worked for me pretty well.

The storage is supposed to fluctuate due to systems needs. My “other storage” was taking up about 100gb on my iPad. I basically just installed a ton of free games with the largest sizes I could find. It took a bit, but as the games installed, when my total remaining storage would get to about 1gb free, it would start freeing up space. I installed a bunch of games and then deleted them. I was able to reclaim about 50gb and it hasn’t gone back up. Hope that helps anyone out with the issue.

I used the same "trick" and was also able to recover round 50% of the missing space on both my iPhone and iPad.
 
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gsmornot

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If installing apps removes "other", then why not ignore it as it seems it gets removed whenever you actually need the space?
Right, what difference does the space make if you never get a warring that you need more space. Just keep using the device and deal with it if/when you get a warning. (not directed at you, agree with you and adding on)
 
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itsmilo

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Right, what difference does the space make if you never get a warring that you need more space. Just keep using the device and deal with it if/when you get a warning. (not directed at you, agree with you and adding on)

people like me can be strange sometimes, for example on my MacBook the "OCD" kicks in when my available space drops below 30 GB, on my iPhone it bothers me if it dropps below 20 GB (on my 64 GB iPhone) and i have to start investigating what may take up space. Same reason i restore my iPhone and do a clean install from a back up every other month. Stupid I know but it bothers me almost as much as when every word of a song on iTunes does not start with a capital letter. Things need order :D
 
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