3gs updated iOS5, had 8gs free space before, after update it says 7gigs over capacity

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by MandolynZZKaris, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. MandolynZZKaris macrumors newbie

    Sep 26, 2011
    San Francisco, California
    So, I updated my 32 gig 3gs to iOS5. Before the upgrade, I had 8.2gigs of free space. Now, after the upgrade, it says that I am 7.3 gigs over capacity. Nothing changed. I didn't add anything to sync. The "other" category went from 0.5 gigs to 20 gigs... but it won't let me see what fills up the "other" space...

    any ideas?
  2. HazyCloud macrumors 68030


    Jun 30, 2010
    Your only option may be to restore as new to get your 'other' category back in line. Even before iOS 5, there were numerous reports of that folder getting out of hand. I've personally never issued it, but if I were you I'd restore from a backup first and then see if you need to restore as new.
  3. bighabeeb macrumors 6502

    Sep 30, 2010
    I had the same thing happen. Restored from backup a second time and it addressed the issue for me on my iphone 4.
  4. Hitch08 macrumors 6502

    Oct 21, 2008
    After upgrading to 5.0, I had an issue where my "Other" file was huge. I un-checked the boxes to sync media (songs, movies, TV shows, but not apps, contacts, etc.). Then, I synced the phone. I then re-checked the media and ran another sync.

    Huge "Other" file -- gone. Others have had similar success.

    You might want to try this before a full restore.

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